About us

Our mission is to help solve climate change.  In doing so, we encourage individuals to take up low-carbon lifestyles and businesses to reduce their CO2 footprint.  Contact us for more information.

Reduce Your CO2

We can walk you through how to become NoCO2 certified, implement energy efficiency measures, and achieve certification.

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About Us

Established in 2006, the Carbon Reduction Institute (CRI) is Australia’s most reliable and experienced carbon consulting company.

The profit-for-purpose business services clients in every state of Australia and internationally with its knowledgeable team, headed by Managing Director and co-founder Rob Cawthorne.

By providing straight-forward, low cost and robust processes and support, CRI is committed to helping businesses and individuals take real and effective action to eliminate their impact on the climate.

Why Act Now

As the world’s population and consumption rates continue to grow, the climate crisis will only get worse. Political stalling in Australia has resulted in continued growth in emissions output, further exacerbating the problem.

For now, taking action to curb greenhouse gas emissions is left up to us – individuals and businesses who see beyond the politics and understand there is a good business case for taking action now.

Using a variety of affordable bespoke programs below, from a full zero emissions scheme to a point-of-sale option, CRI will help your business make a discernible difference to the environment today.

Our Full Suite of Services

  • Carbon Footprint Calculations
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • NoCO2 Certification
  • LowCO2 Certification
  • Carbon Neutral Product and Carbon Neutral Service Certification
  • Carbon Neutral Event Certification
  • Make It Carbon Neutral Certification
  • Retailing carbon offsets for businesses, governments, local councils, not for profit organisations and individuals.

For more information on our services and how you can become part of the solution for climate change, please visit our Business Certification pages.

Reaping Rewards

Already well over 150 companies from a wide array of industry sectors currently enjoy the benefits of certification in our internationally-recognised NoCO2 program; from hotels and cafes, to fund managers, insurance bodies, wineries and paper merchants.

Even more are reaping the financial rewards of joining our Low Carbon Economy, a burgeoning community of like-minded businesses in which you can source and promote low carbon products and services.

For more information on the above, and how we can assist you to become part of the solution on climate change, please contact us  at your earliest convenience.

We look forward to working with you for a sustainable future.

The Process

How we can help your business:


Quantifying the carbon footprint of your business and/or products is the first step that needs to be completed before a credible marketing claim of low carbon or carbon neutrality is made.


The results of your carbon footprint analysis will help identify the certification options available to your business under the NoCO2 Program, on your journey to becoming carbon neutral.


Once certified CRI will work with your business to identify short, medium and long-term emissions reduction strategies including offsetting unavoidable emissions to meet your carbon reduction commitments.


CRI works with our customers every quarter to monitor the reduction strategies that they have implemented including updating and recalculating their carbon footprint.


Promoting your certification under the NoCO2 Program to your staff, customers and suppliers will assist your business in attracting climate conscious customers, and make your business a leader in social responsibility and communicating environmental action.

Who We Are

Become Carbon Neutral

At the Carbon Reduction Institute, we believe that being carbon neutral is not only good for the environment but also creates an opportunity for businesses to grow their market share through the promotion of their positive action on climate change.  We provide tools and support to our clients so that they make the most out of their carbon neutral status.

If you are interested in becoming a no carbon or low carbon certified business, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Let’s Stop Climate Change!

There are three key areas you can address to reduce your impact on climate change:

Behavioural Changes

Increasing energy use awareness, recycling, minimizing waste and reducing airline travel are all strategies that can reduce your carbon footprint.

Technological Changes

Emissions and costs can be reduced through measures such as installing timers, energy efficient lighting and appliances, and insulation. See our resource page for emission reduction tips.

Offsetting Emissions

Offset any remaining emissions using verified and environmentally beneficial carbon offsets to become carbon neutral.

Our Team

Meet the team at the Carbon Reduction Institute

Managing Director
Operations Director
Environmental Programs Adviser
National Sales Director


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"Taking action to deal with your environmental footprint is really not that difficult nor costly; if we all did it, many of the worlds’ environmental problems would be well on the way to being solved."
Rob Raulings
Director Of Ferve Tickets
“Wouldn’t we all benefit from living in societies that were more careful, more resourceful, more respectful and more forward-thinking?”
Jane Davidson
Minister For Environment And Sustainability, Wales 2007-2011
“Making ourselves the solution, rather than part of the problem is our greatest challenge.”
Arron Wood
Winner Of 2006 United Nations Individual Award For Outstanding Service To The Environment
“We could go over the cliff. You would hope not. You would hope that people see what needs to be done. It’s not rocket science. It’s not difficult. It’s not even all that costly. It’s actually about the way you think about the world.”
Professor Tim Flannery
Australian Mammalogist, Palaeontologist, Environmentalist And Global Warming Activist.
“We need scientists to design new fuels, we need farmers to help grow them. We need engineers to invent new technologies. We need entrepreneurs to sell those technologies. We need workers to operate assembly lines that hum with high tech, zero-carbon components. We need builders to hammer into place the clean-energy age.”
President Barack Obama
Speaking To The 2014 Graduating Class Of UC Irvine.