We're trying to minimize our carbon emissions and we compensate the emissions we can't avoid

Climate neutral production

Carbon Offset

Building our Products will always have an environmental footprint. At Fanatic, we strive to minimize this footprint whenever possible. Check the "OUR MISSION" tab for details. We take these efforts very seriously because we are responsible for future generations to be able to enjoy our amazing sports in incredible surroundings as well. One important measure we take for this year is the compensation of carbon emissions generated by the production and transportation of our products.

In Cooperation with Climate Partner, All of our Windsurfing Boards, the whole SUP Range (Composite Boards, Inflatable Boards, Paddles) and our Foil Boards will be produced climate-neutral from our 2021 Models onwards by offsetting all carbon emissions caused.


How does it work

Carbon offset projects demonstrably save greenhouse gases through activities such as afforestation or renewable energies. Independent organizations such as TÜV, SGS, PwC, and others check the exact volume saved. The project operator can finance the project through the sale of certified emission reductions. Only projects requiring additional financial support are recognized as carbon offset projects.


Internationally recognized standards for Carbon Offset Projects



It must be ensured that the project can only be realized if it receives additional financing through emissions trading. This means the project must be reliant upon emissions trading in order to cover its financial needs.


It must be ensured that the carbon emissions saved are only counted once — by the certificate owner. In particular, this means that certificates may only be sold once and then have to be retired.


Emissions savings must take place permanently. For example, carbon sequestration in forests must be long-term in nature. A reforested area that is turned back into a livestock pasture through slash-and-burn farming a few years later cannot receive recognition as a carbon offset project.


Carbon offset projects must be audited in regular intervals according to the criteria listed above. Independent third parties such as TÜV, SGS, or PwC perform these audits. Audits like these retroactively determine the actual volume of carbon emissions saved. 


The calculation of each product´s carbon footprint is based on several factors such as raw materials, energy used during production, packaging and logistics. The calculation is done to gain information about the total amount of CO2, which is emitted to the atmosphere by the production of the product. CO2 emissions are measured in tons of CO2.


The exact amount of carbon, which is emitted by each product, is offset by supporting a carbon offset project that reduces the emission of greenhouse gases in the short or long-term. Such projects are validated and measured to ensure they produce authentic benefits and are genuinely “additional” activities that would not otherwise have been undertaken. The measured amount of CO2 that is compensated by the carbon offset project is then indicated by certificates. By financing carbon offset projects companies purchase these certificates for the amount of CO2 they need to offset.


Internationally acknowledged quality standards guarantee the adherence to the criteria for carbon offset projects. They especially ensure that CO2 emissions are actually compensated in the amount stated. International standards like Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) or Gold Standard are covering most of the market. Both fulfill the requirements to the Kyoto Protocol. Additionally, independent organizations such as TÜV, SGS, PWC and others check the exact volume saved regularly.

Our Partners and Projects

Climate Partner

Climate Partner is a leading solutions provider for corporate climate protection. Together with its clients, Climate Partner implements customized solutions for calculating and offsetting CO2 emissions to achieve climate neutrality for companies, services and products.


As part of this process, Climate Partner ensures transparency through a clear labeling system that is anchored in an IT solution certified by the Austrian technical inspection authority (TÜV Austria).


Climate Partner is considered to be the inventor of the climate neutral printing process and participated in the creation of ISO 16759 for carbon footprinting for print products.


For offsets, Climate Partner develops its own carbon offset projects and offers a broad portfolio of recognized carbon offset projects in cooperation with a global network of partners. Founded in 2006 in Munich, the company has 40 staff members in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as over 1000 clients. Climate Partner works closely with environmental associations and provides expert opinions on various international committees.

Supported Projects

Wind energy Gujarat, Indien - Clean electricity and support for local communities.


The project activity involves the construction, commissioning and operation of a 51.2 MW wind farm in the state of Gujarat in India. The power plant comprises 64 wind turbine generators with a rated capacity 800 KW each and of the type Enercon E-53. 


How does wind energy help fight global warming?


Since wind energy is created without burning fossil fuels, it is considered emission-free. The growth of renewable energy production is essential to limiting global warming and securing energy supplies for the future. The amount of emissions saved by a wind power project is calculated using the baseline method: how much CO2 would be released by generating the same amount of energy using standard energy production methods for the region?



Afforestation Analong, China  - Improving livelihoods through afforestation.


The project saves greenhouse gases through afforestation in the counties of Huangping, Wengan and Anlong in Guizhou Province. These counties belong to China’s most impoverished areas, with most residents having no education and ethnic minorities make up a large share of the population. Irrational exploitation of soil resources have led to increasing rocky desertification and land degradation, which in negatively affect the survival of animal and plant species as well as socio-economic development.. 


How does afforestation help fight global warming?


Forests are not only among the planet's most important carbon reservoirs. They also are home to an enormous diversity of species and are the livelihood for all people. However, global forest areas have declined sharply in recent decades due to increasing settlement, agricultural use, illegal logging and mining.