Tests & comparative studiesIn this section, you will find NGO reports and comparative studies about flying and the environment.
Studies with overall rankings and individual evaluationsatmosfair regularly achieves first place in the rankings of offsetting providers. All studies in which offsetting providers were evaluated according to different criteria are presented here.
Stiftung Warentest 12/2013
In the test magazine "Test winners for the holidays" from December 2013, Stiftung Warentest examined 46 German charitable organisations in the areas of animal and environmental protection. In the results, atmosfair placed at the very top and together with two other organisations achieved the best marks; no organisation was evaluated higher.
fvw, the travel industry business magazine 04/2012
fvw, the travel sector business magazine tested websites of several carbon offset providers. atmosfair ranks first, leading the ranking by far. In particular, the testers praised the comprehensive information and usability of the atmosfair website.
University of Applied Sciences, Eberswalde 9/2010
This study, published by the University of Applied Sciences in Eberswalde, analyses offset providers in Germany. atmosfair is the only carbon offset provider to be rated "very good".
University of Graz 02/2010
Once again, atmosfair ranked highest in a comparative study. atmosfair is the only service provider in this study to be "very recommended".
Université Libre de Bruxelles 03/2008
The diploma thesis of André Heughebaert of the University of Brussels compares CO2offsetters and rates atmosfair the most recommendable.
Further studiesAlso in other studies on the subject of flying and CO2 compensation atmosfair is always mentioned as a positive example.
In its February 2011 issue, Ökotest wrote: "The German non-profit provider atmosfair is to be recommended without exception. The quality of its emissions calculator is exemplary… atmosfair works transparently, the projects are CDM-certified…"
Environmental Data Services 2008
A comprehensive summary of CO2offsetters. Regarding offset quality, this paper reports: "atmosfair has one of the best offset portfolios in the entire industry."