Greenhouse Gas Validation and Verification

Greenhouse Gas Validation and Verification

In response to international demand, the national accreditation bodies of the world’s major economies have joined together through the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) to harmonise the accreditation requirements for the application of ISO 14065, Greenhouse gases—Requirements for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies for use in accreditation or other forms of recognition.

JAS-ANZ offers accreditation of greenhouse gas (GHG) validation and verification bodies to ISO 14065 and IAF Mandatory Document 6 (IAF MD 6) for the application of ISO 14065.

Internationally Recognised Standards and Protocols for GHG Assertions

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on collaboration and promotion of the ISO 14064 GHG standards and the World Resources Institute (WRI)/ WBCSD GHG Protocol.

Organisations seeking to make GHG assertions that are internationally recognised should look to:

  • AS ISO 14064.1—Specification with guidance at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals.
  • AS ISO 14064.2—Specification with guidance at the project level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emission reductions and removal enhancements.
  • Greenhouse Gas Protocol—Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard
  • Greenhouse Gas Protocol—GHG Protocol for Project Accounting.

Domestic Regulatory Schemes

Applicants seeking to validate or verify GHG assertions for regulatory schemes, or for the purposes of emissions trading, will need to contact the appropriate regulatory authority.  While the regulatory schemes are likely to be in line with the ISO requirements, they all have specific frameworks and requirements which are applicable to validation, verification and GHG assertions within the particular regulatory schemes.

Proprietary Schemes Involving Products or Carbon Neutrality Claims

JAS-ANZ will consider recognition of proprietary GHG schemes, for example, some GHG schemes involve specific GHG claims relating to products and the marking of products.  Where the marking or labelling of products includes a reference to the validation or verification body, then the validation or verification body will be required to comply with the requirements for accreditation of a product certification body and the requirements for accreditation as a validation or verification body.

More information

An application pack, application form and other relevant material is not available on this site. These documents are available through our SharePoint portal. If you are a body that we currently accredit, you can access this information through the Shared CAB Portal. If you are a new applicant, please complete an application enquiry form. Once this form is submitted, the Secretariat will contact you to advise the next steps.  For other stakeholders, please submit your inquiry through the online feedback form.