Step by step for a greener future

Facilitating your business’s transition to net zero, Green Steps offers key products like renewable energy, biomethane and carbon offsets

What we do

Green Steps supports businesses in reducing their carbon footprint. The first step is calculating corporate and product carbon footprints, followed by developing climate action plans that include transitioning to renewable energy sources. Facilitating your business’s transition to net zero, Green Steps offers key products like renewable energy (EACs), biomethane and carbon offsets. Green Steps also helps businesses to invest in carbon removal and reduction projects, and to communicate their sustainability progress to stakeholders.

Our Products

Green Steps helps your company with sourcing the following environmental commodities to reduce your carbon footprint.

Guarantees of Origin (GoOs)

are certificates that are used to track and verify the production and consumption of renewable electricity. GoOs provide proof that a certain amount of electricity has been generated from a renewable source, such as wind, solar, or hydropower, and can be traded or sold in energy markets. The EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) regulates GoOs.


is renewable gas produced from organic waste sources such as agricultural and food waste, and landfill sites. It has a lower carbon footprint than fossil fuels, as it captures methane emissions from waste sources that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere. It can be used for heating and transportation purposes, making it a promising renewable energy source in the transition towards a low-carbon economy.

Carbon Offsets

are a way for companies to compensate for their emissions by investing in projects that avoid or remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. By supporting carbon offset projects, organizations can compensate for their own emissions that cannot be avoided or reduced while also supporting sustainable development in communities around the world. Green Steps helps you to ensure that the carbon credits purchased are of high quality and meet recognized standards to ensure the effectiveness of the offsetting.

Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)

represent the environmental attributes of renewable electricity generation in the North American market (USA/Canada). When renewable electricity is generated, the corresponding RECs are created, and they can be bought and sold separately from the underlying electricity.

International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs)

are a type of certificate that tracks and verifies the production and consumption of renewable electricity globally. I-RECs are designed to be a standardized and transparent way of tracking renewable electricity, which can be used by companies, governments, and individuals to demonstrate their use of renewable electricity.

Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs)

are certificates that provide evidence that electricity was generated from renewable sources. REGOs are used in the United Kingdom to track and verify the renewable content of electricity.

Your Climate Strategy

5 Steps to reduce your carbon footprint

Quantify your corporate and product carbon footprint

We are offering custom-made solutions to measure the carbon footprint of your organization and products. Our tools will create corporate carbon footprint reports and product carbon footprint reports which are in line with the guidelines of the GHG protocol. This will help you understand where your emissions come from and how to prioritize your actions.

Set climate action targets

Once we have quantified your emissions we can set targets together with you to reduce them. These targets will be set in line with the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi), RE100 and other initiatives, and will support you in achieving your Net Zero goals.

Reduce your carbon footprint

We support you in taking actions to reduce your emissions by transitioning to renewable energy sources. With our expertise we can easily procure renewable electricity and renewable gas, as well as carbon offsets in accordance with industry standards.

Invest in climate action projects

In addition to reducing your own emissions, we support you in the investment in climate action projects that reduce emissions elsewhere to compensate your residual emissions. This can include supporting carbon removal projects (e.g. afforestation and reforestation, soil carbon sequestration) or carbon avoidance projects (e.g. renewable energy, clean cookstoves projects).

Communicate your progress

Green Steps helps your organization in communicating the progress of your climate action initiatives to stakeholders, including employees, customers, and investors, which is essential for establishing a sustainable brand reputation. Sharing your achievements and future goals can generate support for your efforts and inspire others to take action, ultimately contributing to a greener and more sustainable future.

Our Climate Projects

Green Steps develops high-impact emission reduction and avoidance projects that benefit local rural communities in their fight against climate change. The projects we are showing on our website are only a small selection of what we can offer to you.

Efficient cookstove project in Africa

Agroforestry project in Indonesia

Mangrove restoration project in Indonesia

Who we are

We are Green Steps and our journey began in 2021 within the dynamic landscape of the real estate market. Recognizing a growing need among our clients for sustainable solutions, Johann spearheaded the establishment of Green Steps. Originally founded in Munich, our commitment to sustainability has propelled us to open our second office in the renewable energy hub of Amsterdam.

With over 30 years of collective experience in environmental markets and an additional three decades dedicated to the project development of real estate, we bring a wealth of knowledge to your business.

Our team, now comprising 10 passionate individuals, is united by a common goal: to pioneer transformative solutions for a more sustainable future. As we continue to grow, we are actively seeking like-minded individuals to join us on this exciting journey. Together, let’s take impactful steps towards a greener and more sustainable world.