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The E-commerce Carbon Engine

Monetizing emission reductions and supporting sustainable commerce with advanced digital MRV technology.

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Maximize the value of your low carbon sales  with the E-commerce Carbon Engine (ECE)

Introducing the E-commerce Carbon Engine (ECE): the most advanced and user-friendly solution on the market for monetizing emissions reductions from sales of low-carbon products and services.

The E-commerce Carbon Engine (ECE) is a digital platform that allows businesses to generate carbon offset from greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions associated with their online/offline sales. By leveraging established GHG quantification methodologies, the ECE automatically calculates GHG emissions reductions at the time of purchase, taking into account the lifecycle phases of each product or service and customized baselines.

 

The ECE can be integrated into a variety of e-commerce platforms, including business-to-consumer (B2C), business-to-business (B2B), and consumer-to-consumer (C2C). It is also suitable for a wide range of products and services that generate a lower environmental footprint than the custom baseline for each product.

MCE overview

Your online/offline store

A customer visits an e-commerce platform that has integrated the E-commerce Carbon Engine (ECE). They browse and purchase products or services as they normally would. The ECE calculates the carbon footprint of the items in the customer's cart based on data such as raw materials, production, transportation, fulfillment, and delivery emissions.

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Upon completion of their purchase, the ECE automatically calculates the aggregate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions achieved through the items in the customer's cart. This calculation takes into account the lifecycle phases of each product or service, and is based on established GHG quantification methodologies. The data is recorded on the client's server.

Carbon credit sales

The data on GHG emissions reductions is regularly verified by an independent third-party validation and verification body (VVB). Once verified, the data is made available for sale as carbon credits on the market. The carbon credits can be used by businesses or individuals to offset their GHG emissions and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability.

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Across the product lifecycle

The E-commerce Carbon Engine (ECE) looks at every stage of a product's or service's life, from raw materials and production to shipping, use, and disposal. Using accepted standards, the ECE calculates how much carbon is saved by choosing a more environmentally friendly option when compared to a custom baseline. 

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E-commerce Carbon Engine
Generating high-quality carbon offsets that meet the strictest quality criteria.

As a digital MRV (monitoring, reporting, and verification) system, the Greenlines E-commerce Carbon Engine is designed to meet all key offset criteria in order to generate high quality carbon credits from low-carbon purchases of products and services. This includes the core carbon principles (CCPs), which are a set of guidelines for the development and implementation of carbon offset projects.

 

  1. Additionality: The carbon credits generated through the Greenlines E-commerce Carbon Engine represent a reduction in emissions that would not have occurred without the otherwise.

  2. Clear ownership: The Greenlines E-commerce Carbon Engine clearly defines and tracks the ownership of the emission reductions generated, ensuring that they can be easily traded and used to offset emissions.

  3. Verifiability: The GHG emission reductions generated through the Greenlines E-commerce Carbon Engine are verifiable by an independent third party, such as an accredited verification body.

  4. Conservative estimates: The Greenlines E-commerce Carbon Engine uses conservative estimates when calculating the emission reductions generated from low-carbon purchases. This helps to ensure the accuracy and conservativeness of the credits.

  5. Environmental claims: The carbon credits generated through the Greenlines E-commerce Carbon Engine are based on real, quantifiable, and verifiable environmental claims.

  6. No double-counting: The Greenlines E-commerce Carbon Engine ensures that the emission reductions generated are not double-counted, meaning that they are not used to offset emissions more than once.

  7. Transparency: The Greenlines E-commerce Carbon Engine is transparent in its calculations and reporting of emission reductions, allowing for independent verification and validation.

  8. No leakage: The system is designed to prevent leakage, meaning that it does not result in an increase in emissions elsewhere.

  9. No environmental or social harms: The emission reductions generated through the Greenlines E-commerce Carbon Engine do not result in negative environmental or social impacts.

  10. Permanence: The carbon credits generated through the Greenlines E-commerce Carbon Engine represent a permanent reduction in emissions, meaning that the emissions reduction achieved through the low-carbon purchases is long-term and not reversible.

 

By meeting all of these criteria, the Greenlines E-commerce Carbon Engine is able to generate high quality carbon credits that can be used to offset greenhouse gas emissions and help mitigate climate change.

A Powerful Carbon Carbon Monetization Engine

Environmental Performance

The E-commerce Carbon Engine (ECE) automatically quantifies the environmental benefits of purchases made through an online store. By calculating the GHG emissions of each product according to accepted methodologies and comparing it to a custom baseline, the ECE generates verifiable carbon offsets. These offsets represent the emissions reductions achieved through changes in purchasing behavior.

Proven System

The E-commerce Carbon Engine (ECE) is designed to be compatible with a range of established GHG quantification methodologies and protocols, including those used in voluntary and regulated programs across various sectors and regions. The use of these methodologies ensures the reliability and acceptability of offsets and credits generated by the ECE in the marketplace. 

Across your Product Portfolio

The ECE is able to calculate GHG emissions reductions for a wide range of product and service categories, including electronics, machinery, transportation, fashion, agriculture, and more. This is made possible through the use of established GHG quantification methodologies, which calculate emissions reductions at the time of purchase and take into account the lifecycle phases of each product or service.

A Turn-Key Solution

The E-commerce Carbon Engine (ECE) is a turn-key system designed to be easily integrated into the back-end of an e-commerce platform. It operates without the need for API connections to third-parties, ensuring that all data and processes reside on the client's server. Once set up, the ECE runs automatically, generating verifiable GHG emission reductions without the need for user intervention.

B2B, B2C, C2C ...

The E-commerce Carbon Engine (ECE) is a versatile platform that is capable of handling any transaction of any size, from end-consumers to corporations or governments. The ECE is suitable for use on a variety of platforms, including business-to-business (B2B), business-to-consumer (B2C), consumer-to-consumer (C2C), and more.

An Engine to Meet Your Needs

Whether you are a regional e-commerce player (e.g. grocery chain, electronics store) or a large e-commerce aggregator operating in multiple jurisdictions, the ECE can be easily implemented to generate verifiable GHG emission reductions. 

Protecting User Privacy

Ensuring user privacy is a top priority in the e-commerce sector. That is why the E-commerce Carbon Engine (ECE) is designed to be embedded into the client's server, ensuring that data is never shared with Greenlines or any other third-party. 

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