The International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA) is a non-profit professional industry body hosting a membership of businesses that deliver carbon reduction and offset services. ICROA members operate globally and are managed by an independent secretariat housed within IETA. The primary aim of ICROA is to promote best practices in carbon management and offsetting to support voluntary climate mitigation efforts. ICROA keeps abreast of the latest developments within carbon management and the carbon markets to ensure its members adhere to the best possible practices in the industry. 


ICROA provides consumer protection for parties wishing to voluntarily manage and offset their carbon emissions by ensuring its member companies follow and publically report against the ICROA Code of Best Practice, which provides specific requirements for the manner in which ICROA members provide their carbon footprinting, greenhouse gas reduction advice and offset services. ICROA members are 3rd party audited to assure the quality of their services.

ICROA also works with Governments and other key stakeholders to:

Support fast, global emissions reductions through the promotion a responsible “reduce and offset” approach to carbon management by businesses and individuals. Promote credibility and high standards across the voluntary carbon market, through widespread adherence to and promotion of the ICROA Code of Best Practice. Provide a credible, influential and uniform voice on carbon reduction strategies, products and services and raise the profile of the voluntary carbon market. Enable bold carbon management strategies to be integrated profitably into business. Commit to shared learning, transparency and continuous improvement. Engage with Governments and other key stakeholders on voluntary carbon market issues to help ensure that best practice becomes the norm in the voluntary carbon market.

Quality Assurance for Carbon Management and Offset Providers: 

More and more organisations, businesses and individuals are aware of the impact they have on climate change and understand they have to act and reduce global carbon emissions. Carbon offsetting can play a part in a coordinated strategy to reduce your impact on the environment and in many cases provide support for sustainable projects and communities in developing countries. Organisations that participate in offsetting as part of a broader carbon management strategy allow for deep cuts in GHG emissions, thus reducing their environmental impact and enhancing their CSR contributions.

Developing a robust and credible offset-inclusive carbon management plan requires knowing where to find the highest quality carbon management and offsetting services. This is where the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA) guides and advises.

ICROA Membership Eligibility Criteria To be eligible as a member of ICROA, organisations must provide evidence to the ICROA Secretariat that they meet the following criteria:

  • Have been in business and actively trading carbon credits for at least one full year. 
  • Offer services to estimate carbon footprints, identify and implement internal emission reduction opportunities and offset emissions. 
  • Actively sell a service to retire/cancel ICROA Code compliant emissions reductions on behalf of businesses and/or individuals for the purpose of voluntarily offsetting their carbon emissions. 
  • Commit to achieving large absolute reductions across their client base. 
  • Have in place a verifiable quality management system. 
  • Sold or retired at least 10,000 tonnes of CO2e annually. 
  • Have a financial turnover of at least $100,000 or the local currency equivalent.

Why Be a Member of ICROA? 

Membership of ICROA is a commitment to the very best practices in carbon management and offsetting services. This commitment in turn attracts companies to ICROA and its members, knowing they will receive quality support.

Members receive access to use ICROA branding as a quality stamp on their services. Access and discounts to events and invitation to high level networking opportunities with your peers.

Membership also opens up new ways of working with and supporting your customers, knowledge sharing and makers worldwide. As a programme of IETA, ICROA provides its members access to IETA’s full suite of services



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