ISO-14064-1  Carbon Warranty

CARBON MANAGEMENT (GHG Validation & Verification)

Climate change is a global issue which is becoming more important on the agenda of governments, businesses and individuals. To address this issue progressive organizations around the world have begun reporting their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions for reasons such as risk management, cost reduction, improved reputation, and attracting socially responsible investment. GHG emission reporting is not only a regulatory requirement in some countries but is also a requirement of larger corporates around the world who are managing their supply chains sustainably. By reporting and managing your carbon footprint you are preparing your organisation for the legislative and customer demands of tomorrow.

Carbon Management (GHG Validation & Verification) is all about having effective formalized systems in place to measure, minimize and mitigate (optional) a company’s carbon footprint.  Basically an organization calculates its carbon footprint, minimizes its carbon emissions where possible, and if it wishes to claim carbon neutrality it offsets the residual balance (one way to do this is by purchasing credible carbon credits).

We offer verification of your carbon footprint data and report to one of the world’s most recognised GHG reporting standards ISO 14064-1. This standard details principles and requirements for designing, developing, managing and reporting organization or company-level GHG inventories. Having your carbon footprint verified against the requirements of this standard will provide your organisation credibility by reassuring internal and external stakeholders that the carbon footprint of your organization is accurate, complete and compliant with international recognised GHG reporting standards.

 

The key benefits of CARBON FOOTPRINT VERIFICATION:

  • Credibility by demonstrating to external stakeholders that the footprint is transparent, accurate, reliable and all relevant emissions have been reported
  • Competitive advantage as it differentiates you from competitors within your supply chain or tender processes
  • Cost savings by identifying and managing “carbon hotspots” in your organisation which usually equate to costs
  • Manage reputational risk by demonstrating that the data is reliable and robust enough to withstand scrutiny from media and other stakeholders
  • Improved reputation by giving confidence to stakeholders though transparency
  • Attract investment  by demonstrating integrity of data and future proofing your organisation to the risks of climate change

 

WHAT IS ISO 14064-1 and CARBON WARRANTY?

ISO 14064-1 is part one of a series of standards for GHG reporting and verification. This standard details principles and requirements for designing, developing, managing and reporting organization or company-level GHG inventories. It includes requirements for determining GHG emission boundaries, quantifying an organization’s GHG emissions and removals and identifying specific company actions or activities aimed at improving GHG management. It also includes requirements and guidance on inventory quality management, reporting, internal auditing and the organization’s responsibilities in verification activities. Basically it is simply measuring and reporting on the organizations carbon footprint.

When we carry out verification assessments for compliance with the requirements of ISO 14061-1 we follow the requirements of ISO 14064-3, which is Part 3 of the standard series “Specification with guidance for the validation and verification of greenhouse gas assertions”. Carbon footprints which have been verified in accordance with this standard are accepted by most carbon reporting initiatives, i.e. the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) (see here) to demonstrate independent verification.

Carbon Warranty is a three level carbon management and verification programme whereby an organisation can have its GHG emissions inventory verified to the level that meets the requirements of the intended user. The ISO 14064-1 standard is used as a baseline for compliance where a company simply measures and reports its GHG emissions and has it verified by International Certifications (Level 1: Carbon Measured). The next two levels require further actions to be taken to manage and minimise their GHG Emissions through directed actions (Level 2: Carbon Managed) or achieve carbon neutrality by offsetting remaining GHG emissions through the purchase of credible carbon credits (Level 3: Carbon Neutral).

International Certifications offer the following certification programs for Carbon Management (GHG Validation & Verification):


ISO 14064-1:2006 – Greenhouse gases — Part 1: Specification with guidance at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals (www.iso.org)

ISO 14064-1:2006 specifies principles and requirements at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals. It includes requirements for the design, development, management, reporting and verification of an organization’s GHG inventory.

ISO-14064-1

 


Carbon Warranty – GHG emissions management programme (www.WarrantyStandards.com)

Carbon Warranty is a three level verification programme whereby an organisation can have its GHG emissions inventory verified to the level that meets the requirements of the intended users. The ISO 14064-1 standard is used as a baseline for compliance where a company simply measures and reports its GHG emissions and has it verified by International Certifications, the next two levels require further actions to be taken to minimise the company’s environmental impact through GHG Emissions.

An overview of the three levels:

Level 1 – Carbon Measured

Carbon Warranty level “Carbon Measured” including certification to ISO 14064-1 details principles and requirements for designing, developing, managing and reporting organization or company-level GHG inventories. It includes requirements for determining GHG emission boundaries, quantifying an organization’s GHG emissions and removals and identifying specific company actions or activities aimed at improving GHG management. It also includes requirements and guidance on inventory quality management, reporting, internal auditing and the organization’s responsibilities in verification activities. Basically it is simply measuring and reporting on the organizations carbon footprint. Once compliance has been achieved and verified with this level the organization receives two certifications (all 3 certification logos can be used, the ones shown below and the ISO 14064-1 one shown above).

Carbon Measured  Carbon Measured Trademark 162 HIGH

Level 2 – Carbon Managed

Carbon Warranty level “Carbon Managed” including certification to ISO 14064-1 basically requires an organization to meet the requirements as level 1 above but to also implement and maintain a GHG Emissions Management and Reduction Plan.  Once compliance has been achieved and verified with this level the organization receives two certifications (all 3 certification logos can be used, the ones shown below and the ISO 14064-1 one shown above).

Carbon Managed  Carbon Managed Trademar 162k

Level 3 – Carbon Neutral

Carbon Warranty level “Carbon Neutral” including certification to ISO 14064-1 basically requires an organization to meet the requirements as level 1 and 2 above but to also offset the remaining GHG Emissions by purchasing credible carbon credits to enable the organization to become Carbon Neutral.  Once compliance has been achieved and verified with this level the organization receives two certifications (all 3 certification logos can be used, the ones shown below and the ISO 14064-1 one shown above).

Carbon Neutral  Carbon Neutra Trademarkl

 


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