The QAS (formerly known as the Quality Assurance Scheme) is a Not For Profit organisation. Its objective is to bring the highest levels of confidence to businesses and individuals that the carbon emissions calculation methodology being used is independently verified, that carbon offset projects meet the highest standards available in the offsetting industry and that carbon retirement is done in an open and timely manner.
Carbon Footprint Ltd was one of just four carbon offsetting organisations that met the original government scheme requirements and is one of the founding members of the new QAS programme, launched as an independent not-for-profit organisation in July 2012.
The Quality Assurance Standard continues to give confidence to businesses and individuals that the calculation methodology being used has been independently verified and the offset project meets the highest standards available in the offsetting industry. In addition, the scheme includes an audit process to verify offset providers are following this standard and fulfilling the full offsetting obligations for their customers.
More information on QAS can be found in the link here.