American Carbon Registry

Sustain:Green works closely with American Carbon Registry®, a non-profit enterprise of Winrock International, in several areas. Sustain:Green purchases and retires offsets registered on American Carbon Registry which comply with its science-based standards that ensure precision and rigor in the measurement of emissions reductions and environmental benefits. Nike has been working with American Carbon Registry’s parent organization Winrock International as a founding partner of the Mata no Peito initiative focused on protecting and recovering forests in Brazil. The funds Sustain:Green provides to retire ACR-registered Nike offsets will be pooled with other corporate and individual contributions to the Mata no Peito initiative to provide funding to projects that protect and replant forests in Brazil—improving livelihoods within these communities.

American Carbon Registry is a leading carbon offset program recognized for its strong standards for environmental integrity and transparency. Founded in 1996 as the first private greenhouse gas registry in the world, American Carbon Registry has over 15 years of experience in the development of rigorous, science-based carbon offset standards and methodologies, as well as operational experience in high-quality carbon offset project registration, verification oversight, offset issuance, serialization, and transparent online transaction and retirement reporting.

As a Rockefeller family institution, American Carbon Registry has set the bar for offset quality that is the market standard today and continues to lead carbon market innovation.

Organizations and individuals seeking a premium brand have confidence in American Carbon Registry. A host of Fortune 500 companies as well as nonprofit organizations and mission-driven institutions trust American Carbon Registry to ensure that the offsets they purchase are of the highest quality.

Members of the American Carbon Registry team and Winrock staff who oversee the registry include leaders in clean energy, methane capture, agricultural practices, land-use change, afforestation, reforestation, forest management, and avoided deforestation; as well as scientists, ecologists, economists, policy analysts, and business professionals. They have co-authored carbon project protocols and guidebooks for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Energy 1605(b) program, U.S. Department of Agriculture (DOA), California Energy Commission (CEC), World Bank, International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), and United Nations (UN) organizations, among others.

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