Who is

CarbonLeap is an initiative by seasoned sustainability professionals who successfully helped accelerate the market for voluntary CO2 savings through the high-blending of biofuels in marine- and heavy road transport in The Netherlands, which aims to further accelerate its impact by aiding cargo owners in their quest for “Net Zero” supply chain solutions, using a product called Carbon Insets.

Based on the desired level of supply chain related CO2-reduction and relevant scoping factors such as:

1 The desired technology
2 Modality
3 Location/route
4 Timeframe

CarbonLeap in collaboration with its origination partners, provides actionable and scalable solutions towards lowering the CO2 footprint using Carbon Insets. We focus our efforts on the needs of cargo owners and operate independently from other supply chain actors allowing us to effectively and efficiently generate, verify, and allocate an array of various Carbon Insets.

What are
Carbon Insets?

Carbon Insets is a somewhat novel concept that provides cargo owners with a verifiable claim to a certain amount of CO2-savings, generated by a project (intervention) in its or a partnering supply chain, which may be booked in the sustainability accounting as scope 3 reductions using a “mass balance” or “book and claim” allocation system.

Carbon Insets differ from the more widely known carbon offsets in that they are derived from supply chain interventions that are (directly) related to the scope 3 activities our clients wish to reduce and not from unrelated activities (e.g. planting trees). Therefore, Carbon Insets claims may be treated as actual CO2 reductions as opposed to less valuable compensation claims which have no actual bearing on accelerating the decarbonization of complex supply chains. The shared nature of global supply chains illuminates an enormous opportunity for Carbon Insets providers and users alike to partner and jointly invest in a lower carbon footprint.

Carbon Insets

The main reasons to use Carbon Insets are as follows:


They accelerate decarbonization of complex global supply chains through partnerships, classifying them as reductions instead of less valuable compensations like offsets


They are scalable in all scoping aspects (modality, technology, geography, timeframe)


They reduce complexity of global supply chain decarbonization


They ensure the correct verification, allocation and claiming of CO2-reductions


They are transparent, effective, and efficient

The able

Carbon Insets Originators

Carbon Insets


The willing

Carbon Insets Claimants

Partners with the
capacity to generate
(an amount of) certain supply chain CO2 savings

Companies with the
desire to claim
(an amount of) certain supply chain CO2 savings

5 steps approach to lowering
your supply chain CO2 footprint

The main reasons to use Carbon Insets are as follows:


Scope and calculate your CO2 footprint

a. Using internal data
b. Using external data


Evaluate your reduction alternatives

a. Proprietary initiatives
b. Partnership interventions (mass balance or book and claim)


Decide on your required characteristics

a. What (modality)
b. Which (technology)
c. Where (location/route)
d. When (timeframe)


Get an actionable Carbon Insets proposal


Verify, allocate and claim the CO2 savings as reductions towards your sustainability goals

Induced by CarbonLeap, our origination partners execute certain supply chain related interventions that generate a Carbon Insets pool of CO2 reduction claims with various characteristics that may be allocated to organizations that wish to reduce their associated scope 3 carbon footprint instead of opting for compensation with unrelated offsets

Contact us

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1183 AS Amstelveen
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