The aim was to offer a solution that can make personal and corporate expenses climate neutral. After the implementation of the award-winning Climate Credit Card in 2011, the service for accurately measuring and offsetting all the GHG emissions from purchases should be available to more Cornèrcard customers.
Each product and service we buy emits greenhouse gases in one way or another. Therefore emissions are almost unavoidable in our everyday life or business. The more often this service from Cornèrcard and South Pole is used for business or personal purchases and services, the more harmful global emissions can be offset.
The cards and the online banking service have a climate calculation model that automatically measures all the emissions linked to purchases and offsets them through investments in certified environmental projects.
Free yearly reports on the total CO2 emissions associated with purchases give users an overview. By investing their offsets in projects such as Isangi or Aura Solar, users can see how offsetting their purchases has a positive impact on the environment.
In 1975, Cornèrcard launched the Visa credit card and has been playing a key role in shaping the Swiss payment card landscape thanks to constant innovation. In 1998 Cornèrcard included the Mastercard in its portfolio. With the acquisition of the Diners Club license for Switzerland in 2014, the Ticino-based payment card issuer further expanded its presence in the national payment card market. Cornèrcard offers a wide range of credit and prepaid cards, based on the latest technologies, and is among the pioneers in the online sector.
Our objective is to give more customers the opportunity to offset the emissions of their purchases. We are pleased to extend the service of the Cornèrcard Climate Credit Card to other Cornèrcard products in order to further support climate action projects with South Pole.