» Accreditation under ISO 14065: 2013 for Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Removals in Accordance with ISO 14064-2

05 June, 2020

ISO 14064-2 - Greenhouse Gases - Part 2 Specification with guidance at the project level for quantification, monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emission reductions or removal enhancements was revised and re-issued in 2019. Like its previous version from 2006, it details principles and requirements for determining baselines and monitoring, quantifying and reporting of project emissions, focusing on projects and project-based activities (“projects”) designed to reduce GHG emissions and/or enhance GHG removals. It forms the basis for such projects to be validated and verified by bodies accredited under ISO 14065: 2013.

UKAS is inviting applications from ISO 14065-accredited validation/verification bodies (V/VBs) to extend their scope of accreditation to include GHG programmes under ISO 14064-2: 2019.

This will permit the relevant V/VBs to claim accreditation for validation/verification of those GHG project programmes for which they have demonstrated competence. The specific programmes will be listed on the accreditation schedules.

 

UKAS-accredited ISO 14065 V/VBs are asked to note the following:

  1. ISO 14065: 2013 accredited V/VBs are invited to apply for an extension to scope (ETS) for validation/verification of GHG projects under ISO 14064-2: 2019.
  2. Applicants should specify for which programmes they require accreditation e.g. Upstream Emissions Reductions (UERs) in accordance with EU Council Directive 2015/652 (the “Fuel Quality Directive”).
  3. V/VBs are invited to submit applications in the usual way to applications@ukas.com, copied to their UKAS Assessment Manager and developmentenquiries@ukas.com.
  4. Once accreditation has been granted, V/VBs will be expected to refer to the 2019 version of ISO 14064-2 when conducting validations/verifications. However, it is noted that some GHG programmes include dated reference to ISO 14064-2: 2006, and it will take some time for these programmes to be revised to refer to the 2019 version. There are only minor differences in the new version. The UKAS assessment will cover both versions of ISO 14064-2.
  5. Therefore V/VBs will be permitted to refer to the 2006 version where the relevant programme refers to it and V/VB accreditation schedules will include reference to the 2006 version until a date to be determined by UKAS when it is no longer needed.
  6. Accreditation schedules will list the specific programmes for which the V/VB has demonstrated competence.
  7. Organisations that are not currently accredited for ISO 14065 may apply but will be subject to a full initial assessment against ISO 14065, ISO 14064-3 and the relevant programme requirements.
  8. After the first few accreditations UKAS will review the assessment approach and reserves the right to raise additional questions or expectations.
  9. Any queries should be addressed to the UKAS Development Manager Janet Gascoigne at janet.gascoigne@ukas.com or to the V/VB’s Assessment Manager.