While the ICVCM aims to ensure the quality of the carbon credits, the Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMI) is directed towards corporate claims. The VCMI Claims Code of Practice was published on June 23d, 2023. It offers companies guidelines for the credible utilization of high-quality carbon credits and the associated climate-related claims. The VCMI underscores that companies can use investments in high quality carbon credits to complement their science-based decarbonization strategies. Such actions can play a pivotal role in limiting global warming to 1.5°C.
RBI welcomes the initiatives of the VCMI and the IC-VCM as they are crucial in aiding companies to refrain from making unsubstantiated claims, thereby mitigating potential risks such as reputational damage and potential fines from domestic authorities.