Accreditation

    Validation and verification body accreditation

    UKAS provides accreditation to organisations providing validation and/or verification of greenhouse gas (GHG) assertions

    ISO 14065 & ISO 14064-3

    UKAS provides accreditation to ISO 14065: 2013 to organisations providing validation and/or verification of greenhouse gas (GHG) assertions.  This standard also refers to ISO 14064-3: 2006.

    ISO 14065-accredited valuation and verification bodies will be required to transition to ISO 14065: 2020 by 30 June 2024, and to ISO 14064-3: 2019 by 31 October 2024.

    In addition, all existing ISO 14065-accredited validation and verification bodies will be required to migrate to ISO/IEC 17029 General principles and requirements for validation and verification bodies by 30 June 2024.

    UK Emissions Trading Scheme

    This was established by the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020 SI 1265 and will commence on 1 January 2021.  Verified emissions reports are required to be submitted by 31 March 2022.

    EU Emissions Trading Scheme

    Commission Regulation 601/2012 on the monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions pursuant to Directive 2009/29/EC amending Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council for installations and aircraft operators with activities as specified according to the Activity Groups in Annex I of Regulation 600/2012.

    This legislation was amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/2067 of 19 December 2018 on the verification of data and on the accreditation of verifiers pursuant to Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (AVR)

    Verification bodies are also assessed using EA-6/03 EA Document for Recognition of Verifiers under the EU ETS Directive.

    Verification bodes are accredited for EU ETS Phase 3 Baseline and Annual Emissions and PAse 4 Baseline.

    Voluntary GHG Emissions reporting under ISO 14064-1: 2006

    A transition is in progress to ISO 14064-1: 2018 for verification of GHG emissions and inventories.

    GHG emissions from maritime transport

    Commission Delegated Regulation 2072/2016 on the verification activities and accreditation of verifiers pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/757 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport.

    Verification bodies are accredited for:

    • Assessment of monitoring plans
    • Verification of emissions reports
    Forestry Commission Woodland Carbon Code

    Validation & Verification of assertions under the Forestry Commission’s Woodland Carbon Code.

    PAS 2050: 2011

    Verification of life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services

    Verification of biomethane

    Green Gas Trading Limited Biomethane Certification Scheme version 4.