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For Corporates

We develop carbon credit generating projects that removes carbon from the atmosphere, generate additional revenues for farmers, and we drive reduction and compensation schemes within Food and Agri supply chains.

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Moving to Net zero

Leading companies and organisations across the globe are becoming aware of climate change and are starting to take responsibility. Many of these companies are making pledges to transition to a net zero carbon economy and therefore agree.

Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basisImplement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris AgreementTake action to neutralize any remaining emissions
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Carbon Credits

Most carbon credits that are traded on the voluntary market are focus on prevention or carbon reductions, but prevention and reduction alone are not enough. There is already too much carbon in the atmosphere. To reach the Paris agreement goals we need to remove excess carbon from the atmosphere. Rabo Carbon Bank offers high quality nature-based Carbon Credits generated by farmers who adopt regenerative practices that remove carbon from the atmosphere. These credits support the business model of farmers in adopting regenerative practices and help restore soil health and biodiversity.

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Scope 3 emissions

In the Food and Agri value chains, most emissions occur at the food production level. Large Food and Agri corporates who might not directly be involved with production are still partially responsible for bringing products with a carbon footprint to the market. A company's indirect involvement of emissions is often referred to as their Scope 3 emissions. Scope 3 emissions include all indirect emissions that occur in other stages of a company’s value chain. We help large Food and Agri companies achieve, monitor, and verify carbon reductions within their supply chains. We offer financial structures and incentive models that enable farmers and suppliers to implement low carbon practices.

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Rabo Carbon Bank

Our global portfolio of farmers and our corporate network enables us to create connections. As a reputable Food and Agri bank with deep sector expertise, we understand the challenges our clients face. Our “Growing A Better World Together” mission aligns with businesses who take a leadership position on climate change and farmers who want to grow a sustainable future.

Frequent asked questions

Why don't corporates just prevent and reduce their CO2e emissions to zero?

Prevention and reduction would be the preferred strategy for every corporate. Unfortunately, in everyday practice, not all emissions can be reduced to zero. For the emissions that are unavoidable, offsetting is a good option. If we were to wait until all emissions could be reduced, we would lose valuable time.

How do I know my contribution has an impact?

We develop projects directly with farmer so we can be sure that we can closely monitor impact. We also work with trusted partners certification bodies and have undergone an external audit.

Are the Rabo Carbon Bank credits certified?

While we strive for certification, our credits are not certified yet. We work together with leading certification bodies to verify our methodology and to validate carbon stock levels measured in the soils.

Why is Rabobank doing this?

We see it as our mission to work together with farmers and companies to reduce and remove carbon from the atmosphere. Our unique position as a bank with strong connections in the Food and Agri industry enables us to activate the movement needed for change.

What is Rabobank itself doing to reduce climate impact?

You can read more about this in the bank’s annual report.

Annual Report 2020 (rabobank.com)
Does carbon farming really work?

Research is revealing that soil sequestration shows promising results for carbon capturing. International organisations such as the IPCC are also calling for support and government intervention for farmers to transition to regenerative practices.

How do you ensure that a farmer applies agreed practices?

We monitor carbon reduction and sequestration projects after the final contracted period. Furthermore, we hold a buffer pool to address unforeseen shortcomings or losses in carbon stock levels.