Climate change related standards and schemes

Standards and schemes relating to climate change and sustainability

Standards we certify

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CDM

Clean Development Mechanism validation is the independent evaluation of a project activity against the requirements of CDM. It is based on the project's design documentation, in particular the project's baseline, monitoring plan and compliance with relevant UNFCCC and host party criteria, to establish whether tradable credits are generated. In order to register for this scheme, all CDM projects must undergo a validation.

CSR Reporting

Corporate Sustainability Reporting, alternatively known as CSR reporting, is the process whereby companies - public, private; large and small - report on their non-financial performance. These reports allow organisations to demonstrate to stakeholders the impact their activities are having on the environment, society and sustainability.

EU ETS

The EU ETS is the largest multi-national regulated emissions trading scheme in the world applicable to more than 14,000 installations and operators throughout Europe.

Gold Standard

The Gold Standard (GS) is an independent certification standard for carbon credits generated from Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects or Voluntary Emissions Reduction (VER) projects.

Revisions to standards

Keep up to date with the recent changes to existing management system standards, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards.