The basis for environmentally conscious action
In view of the threats posed by climate change, companies are called upon to make a contribution against dangerous CO2 emissions that goes beyond legal requirements. Numerous partners and customers reward this sense of responsibility and are increasingly turning to companies that have declared climate protection to be their goal.
ISO 14064 - Verification of greenhouse gas inventories
For companies and organisations that have to or want to make their greenhouse gas emissions public, traceability and credibility of the information are of crucial importance - for example, vis-à-vis investors. Verification according to ISO 14064 creates transparency and trust: The international standard compiles requirements for the verification of greenhouse gas inventories and thus ensures a uniform verification procedure. This makes the results more comparable.
Verified Carbon Footprint
TÜV NORD CERT's verification of the carbon footprint of your company (Corporate Carbon Footprint) or your products (Product Carbon Footprint) helps companies to understand, evaluate and communicate their own greenhouse gas emissions. On this basis, potential savings can be identified and reduction measures implemented. This not only helps the environment, but also saves money in many cases.
A low carbon footprint and reduction measures based on it also ensure a positive image in the public eye. After the creation of a CO2 footprint, which the company/organisation itself or a consulting partner can take over, the verification of the emissions inventory follows. This includes greenhouse gas emissions from various sources, e.g. heating energy, electricity consumption, fuel consumption, material use, commuter behaviour, transport, etc. Which company areas and which emission sources are part of the verification is defined in the so-called system boundary and recorded in the certificate.
Safety helps reduce emissions
Verification is possible for companies from all sectors, but also for authorities, associations, etc. With the TÜV NORD certificate, they document that they have declared climate protection to be their goal and actively support measures to reduce greenhouse gases. As part of the verification process, they are given security with regard to the quantity and sources of their emissions - on this basis, reduction measures can be initiated and costs saved. In addition, it is quite possible that all companies will in future be subject to statutory regulations with regard to their emissions; companies are prepared for this at an early stage by means of verification.
TÜV NORD CERT has extensive knowledge and national and international references in the field of climate protection. We are accredited by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) in accordance with ISO 14065 for verifying greenhouse gas balances (carbon footprints) in accordance with ISO 14064-3 and for verification under 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.