EcoPLUS – the standard for effective sustainable climate protection

In today’s business world, a sustainable profile is an important basis for entrepreneurial success. More and more municipal utilities, energy suppliers and companies are therefore looking for ways to implement sustainability even in products where they cannot influence the avoidance and reduction of climate-damaging gases such as CO₂ themselves. With our TÜV Rheinland-certified EcoPLUS quality label, you can design a gas product where you can save the CO₂ emissions from combustion elsewhere. Based on internationally recognized VERs, EcoPLUS offers particularly sustainable projects with great savings potential in emerging and developing countries.

The CO₂ savings in the project country are only a small part of EcoPLUS climate protection projects. With EcoPLUS you make an important contribution to sustainable development by selecting climate protection projects with high socio-economic and ecological additional benefits. This not only supports environmental protection, but also sustainable, social and economic development in emerging and developing countries. EcoPLUS projects are therefore based on the United Nations World Future Treaty, in which Sustainable Development Goals were placed on the agenda of the states. The EcoPLUS portfolio offers a selection of projects in different regions and with different focuses. This means you will always find the right project for your needs and the wishes of your customers. With EcoPLUS you can make a contribution that complements your sustainability strategy.


EcoPLUS offers the following properties:

EcoPLUS-projects are required to promote and include future-oriented, environmentally, culturally and socially beneficial measures. The projects are analysed for their positive effects on education, medical care situation, infrastructure, child aid and cultural advancement. Thus ensuring that EcoPLUS projects help foster the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


The purpose of EcoPLUS is to support the projects that have the highest positive impact and achieve sustainable improvement. Globally recognised indices (the Human Development Index [HDI] and the Environmental Performance Index [EPI]) are used to determine where EcoPLUS projects should be located. By combining the indices, we optimize the choice of project location and thereby ensure optimal use of resources, so that EcoPLUS projects have the highest positive impact and promise the most improvement.


In order to qualify for the EcoPLUS standard a project has to entail major green house gas savings (when compared to the base-scenario ). Thus we ensure that the EcoPLUS label allocates resources to those projects that have the highest possible potential for mitigating climate change. By using EcoPLUS you can make your contribution to global climate protection show up where it helps the most.


The additional sustainable benefits of the EcoPLUS label are firmly fixed in its catalogue of criteria, which is kept publicly and transparently. In order to guarantee that these criteria are upheld, an annual review, audit and certification process is performed by the TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH, an independent auditor.

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Additionally EcoPLUS offers the following advantages:

EcoPLUS – reliable and sustainable

A reliable and established label: You can rely on and profit from our experience on the market for Verified Emission Reduction, which has been incorporated into the development of EcoPLUS. Its viability has been proven on the marketplace for years. By ensuring high project effectiveness, sustainability and optimal resource allocation, EcoPLUS provides a high quality standard for VERs. Furthermore, EcoPLUS is independently audited and ready for use.

Hassle-free processing with BDE: We handle the entire audition process with a global independent auditor (the TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH), allowing your company to avoid efforts. As a result you get an established product without having to go through the hassle of an audit. If you want an audit of your own branded EcoPLUS based product, we will support you and chaperon the audit. Based on EcoPLUS and with our support you can minimize the efforts involved in developing and launching your sustainable gas product

Create a custom label based on EcoPLUS

Custom label creation: Do you need to win a tender? Do your customers have additional requirements? No problem! If you want to add features or have to meet additional requirements, we can deliver. EcoPLUS is highly customisable: it can easily be supplemented and build upon. We will handle most of the steps involved, in cooperation with the TÜV Rheinland GmbH, a globally renowned independent auditor. Based on EcoPLUS we can create almost any sustainable product you may need. All you need to do is tell us your requirements and we will do our best to help you meet them.

For more information, you can contact us. We will gladly inform you and help you reach your goals, with our products.

EcoPLUS – Independently Audited

One of the advantages of our label EcoPLUS is the fact that it is being audited by a globally renowned independent institution, the TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH. The costs and efforts involved in this process are carried by us. So, when you buy EcoPLUS you get an established and independently audited product without extra costs. If you want to have your own, individual or customised EcoPLUS based product audited, we will gladly support you and take care of the audit.

For more information, you can contact us, we will do our best to inform you and help you reach your goals, with our products.

Our service portfolio

As an energy service provider in the realm of carbon offsetting, Bischoff & Ditze Energy (BDE) is nowhere near to being limited to just offering Verified Emission Reductions (VERs). We can offer you: expert advice, detailed background information on and knowledge of marketplace and policies, guidance for audits and certification processes, help with accounting offsets and marketing support.

We are happy to help you design your own individual label: you specify your criteria – we take care of the procurement of the VERs and the TÜV audit. EcoPLUS can be supplemented and expanded if required. This means that a product can be created in cooperation with TÜV Rheinland that is based on EcoPLUS but is expanded to include product statements.

If you want to have an independent audit that certifies your climate neutrality or want to have your product/service/company audited by a vendor of one of the leading standards for carbon offsets, we will help you and chaperone the whole process. In cooperation with a globally renowned independent auditor – the TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH, we can help you with your audit and handle the process in-house, thus saving you several days of auditing efforts at your company. As a result you get a climate neutral product that is perfectly fitted to your needs and specifications, complete with a certificate and TÜV-ID, upon request.

Or you can just make things simple and use the EcoPLUS standard for carbon offsets and climate neutrality. The EcoPLUS label is established, reliable, ready-made and has already undergone an independent audit by TÜV Rheinland. Therefore, it can be directly used. Another advantage of EcoPLUS is that it includes materials to help you market and represent your climate neutrality.

The correct booking and processing of the emission reduction certificates in the respective registry are the basis for a transparent and credible product. The purchase of VERs through Bischoff & Ditze Energy GmbH & Co. KG includes not only the purchase of the certificates but also further administration. However, this only takes place at your express request.

Included service on request:

Processing such as transfer and deletion/deactivation of the emission reduction certificates.
Please note that deletion/deactivation is your responsibility.