Welcome to Creative Offsets

Our scheme is here to help you offset what you can’t reduce.

Offsetting is the act of purchasing carbon credits to compensate for greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere. Each carbon credit represents one tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent that has been reduced by a verified project.

As part of their climate action programmes, more and more companies are choosing to offset their unavoidable emissions by supporting impactful carbon reduction projects around the world.

From 1 Aug 2022, we are delighted to be working with Ecologi to deliver Creative Offsets. Ecologi is a B-Corp certified social enterprise, facilitating the funding of the best climate solutions by supporting verified carbon reduction projects and responsible tree planting projects around the world.

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What is albert's Creative Offsets Scheme?

Creative Offsets is albert’s bespoke scheme to help Film and TV productions offset the emissions they cannot reduce. To reach net-zero as an industry and avoid the worst effects of climate change, we must reduce as much of our greenhouse gas emissions as possible and offset the remainder.

To deliver our Creative Offsets scheme, we have selected Ecologi – the UK’s leading climate action platform. The projects selected by Ecologi  are all verified by either the Gold Standard or the Verified Carbon Standard, and Ecologi’s expert team takes great care to review all projects against their strict quality criteria, ensuring the carbon credits are of the highest quality.

Who can offset?

Individual?

Individual?

Our creative offset scheme isn't just for productions. As an individual, you're welcome to offset your own footprint with us too. Calculate your footprint using the WWF calculator and then purchase your offset with us.

Production?

Production?

You can offset through any verified scheme including Creative Offsets.

Company?

Company?

If you're looking at how to offset your entire company's footprint then get in touch with us to discuss using the Creative Offsets scheme for your entire company

Estimate your production's offset cost

If you don’t have a footprint from a previous series, then use our estimator to work out how much it might cost to offset the remainder of your production. The cost to offset is 10.50/tonne

For further help, get in touch with us.

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Find out more - read the Ecologi Welcome Pack

Which projects will I support through the scheme?

By offsetting through Creative Offsets, your contribution will support a broad range of carbon reduction projects, which are linked to a publicly available Impact and Operations Ledger – evidencing the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Ecologi work closely with the albert BAFTA team to hand-pick high quality projects for the albert Creative Offsets scheme. The portfolio is a mix of projects, split between renewable energy projects and nature-based projects. Recent projects include a renewable wind project in Brazil and protecting rainforest in Cambodia.

Three example projects from Ecologi’s portfolio are shown below.

FAQs

How do I offset with Ecologi?

Just as before, we’ve designed the process to offset to be as quick and seamless as possible. Using the links on this webpage or in the calculator tool, you’ll be directed to Ecologi to pay for your programme’s offsets. The key difference is that with Ecologi, you’ll be first asked to create a profile page. The great thing about doing this is that over time you’ll be able to track all your offsets and see your own ‘forest’ grow as well as see how much we’ve collectively offset as an industry. Find out more by reading the welcome pack

Can I offset elsewhere?

You can. We set up the Creative Offsets scheme to make the offsetting process as simple as possible for busy productions but you’re entitled to offset outside of this scheme. We advise that the scheme meets the following criteria:

Objective: Finance quality* carbon avoidance and removal projects e.g. supporting the protection of global forests or new renewable generation. albert recommends carbon avoidance offsets for its Carbon Neutral Certification standard.

Fundamental criteria: Project type: REDD+, Gold Standard or Verified Carbon Standard approved (as appropriate)

Ideally projects should also have additional benefits that help towards other Sustainable Development Goals

*permanent and additional

 

So how much will it cost?

Our offset costs are set at £10.50/tonne. How much it costs your production will depend on its size and how much you’re able to reduce. We’ve created our estimator tool to help you estimate how much it might cost you – this tool is just a guide and might be helpful for budgeting purposes. The final cost will be generated after your production footprint has been calculated and assessed.

I don’t want to/can’t afford it.

We appreciate that budgets are tight and that this scheme might not be possible for everyone.

The Creative Offsets scheme can generate additional marketing and communications value for your production because you will be able to clearly demonstrate your commitment to climate action and can talk about the incredible impacts of the portfolio of projects you support.

Why has the offset price increased?

Globally, offset prices are going up due to an increased demand. We have worked with Ecologi to pre- purchase offsets on behalf of the industry so that we can fix the price for the next year (beginning from Aug 1 2022) or until the purchases run out. We believe that our price/tonne is one of the most competitive prices on the market whilst still delivering against bona fide carbon avoidance and removal projects.

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The amount it'll cost to offset with us

How do I know that my carbon offset contribution is actually making a difference?

We’ve chosen to work with Ecologi so we can be confident that the money spent on offsetting will guarantee the emissions reductions occurred and that the projects will protect and enhance the natural environment and the communities living in them.

To issue carbon credits, the projects must prove that the emission reductions are real, permanent and additional – which means they would not have occurred without the carbon finance. The  projects in the scheme are verified by either The Verified Carbon Standard or The Gold Standard and are regularly monitored and audited.

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