Climate Neutral Gas
Climate change, the greatest challenge of the 21st century, is not only on everyone's lips at the political level: more and more consumers are also aware of its role and are changing their consumer behaviour. In order to prevent climate catastrophes, greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced in all areas - including energy consumption. Purchasing climate-neutral gas, for example, can help combat global warming.
TÜV NORD CERT offers gas suppliers the possibility of highlighting the climate-neutral delivery of their products with the verifications "climate-neutral gas combustion" or "climate-neutral gas product". Verification includes checking the CO2 balance of the gas. Depending on the accounting framework, greenhouse gas emissions from the combustion of the gas (climate-neutral gas combustion) or from the combustion and the upstream chain to the supply of the gas (climate-neutral gas product) are included.
The certification is relevant for
- gas suppliers who contribute to climate protection and wish to distinguish their product from competitors by drawing attention to the climate-neutral supply of natural gas.
Advantages of the certification
The TÜV NORD certificate and the corresponding test mark offer a differentiating feature in competition and indicate that a company attaches particular importance to sustainability and climate protection; in this way, environmentally conscious customers are particularly addressed.
Requirements for certification
A TÜV NORD standard has been developed for the verification of "climate-neutral gas combustion" and "climate-neutral gas product", which is based on internationally recognised standards and TÜV NORD CERT's extensive experience in the field of national and international climate protection. The prerequisites for verification are the creation of a CO2 footprint and the drafting of a monitoring concept for the corresponding gas product. This is carried out by the company itself or by a specialised consultant, whose selection TÜV NORD CERT is happy to assist upon request. The requirements of the TÜV NORD standard must be complied with. In addition, companies to be verified should hold valid CO2 certificates from climate protection projects in order to offset the calculated amount of CO2 emissions.
TÜV NORD as an experienced partner
In climate protection, TÜV NORD CERT has comprehensive knowledge as well as national and international references. We are accredited by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) in accordance with ISO 14065 for the verification of greenhouse gas balances (carbon footprints) in accordance with ISO 14064-3 and for verification within the framework of the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS). Furthermore, we are accredited by the United Nations Framework Convetion on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to validate and verify international climate protection projects.
The way to the Certification
Our know-how for your success
TÜV NORD CERT is an internationally recognised and reliable partner for testing and certification services. Our experts and auditors have in-depth knowledge and are always permanently employed by TÜV NORD. This guarantees independence and neutrality as well as continuity in the support of our customers. The advantage for you is obvious: our auditors accompany and support the development of your company and give you objective feedback.