For the fifth consecutive time, South Pole Group has been ranked as Best Project Developer in the 2015 Environmental Finance Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings. This prestigious peer-voted award recognises the Group's results-based approach to projects that both protect the environment and improve the lives of local communities.
Having put in significant effort in developing GoldPower, the world's first global renewable energy label, voters also awarded South Pole Group the title of Best Project Developer in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Delivering on a full spectrum of sustainability services, South Pole Group has further expanded its offering to include high-quality renewable energy certificates (RECs), I-RECS, Green-e Energy certified US RECs and Guarantees of Origin.
"We work with both private and public sector clients and partners. We believe collaboration is key in finding the best solutions that work for both the planet and the people. We are greatly honoured by this award. For us, it is a sign that our partners support and recognise our unique approach," said Renat Heuberger, CEO at South Pole Group in the Group's media release. "We believe it's all about initiating real, measurable action on the ground."
Starting off in 2006 as a project-driven company focused on high-quality carbon credits, South Pole Group has over the years become one of the leading providers of climate solutions: expertise now covers the key sustainability-related areas of climate change, forests and land use, water, sustainable cities and buildings, as well as renewable energy and energy efficiency. Environmental Finance's ranking results reflect a growing trust in versatile and flexible carbon market players who are on a mission to address climate change issues more fully.