Setting An Industry Standard

Peatland Code

The Peatland Code is a voluntary quality standard. The code is designed to make peatlands more marketable to commercial buyers aiming to offset their carbon emissions through restoration projects.

Reassuring buyers

Healthy peatlands absorb high levels of CO2. Organisations working in high carbon-emitting industries seek to purchase and restore damaged peatlands to offset their emissions.

The Peatland Code verifies a peatland’s carbon offset capacity and its potential long-term environmental benefits. This helps to improve peatland standards as well as reassuring prospective buyers that they are making a wise investment.

Securing Peatland Code Certification​

The Peatland Code identifies several standards and requirements that peatlands must meet. Before being verified, participating peatland restoration projects must apply to the peatland registry.

An independent assessor will then visit the peatland to evaluate its condition and determine its restoration capacity. The peatland will be monitored and measured at intervals before it receives certification.

Achieving Peatland Code standards

Our dedicated team of peatland restoration specialists can examine your peatlands and discuss steps that could help you to achieve the standards set out in the Peatland Code.

We’ll offer both guidance and practical support to help make your peatland a more lucrative prospect for voluntary carbon market buyers.

Learn more about our peatland restoration service