ISO 14064-1 Green House Gas Protocol

Specification with guidance at the organization level for quantification and reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Removals

This document specifies principles and requirements at the organization level for the quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals. It includes requirements for the design, development, management, reporting and verification of an organization’s GHG inventory.

The ISO 14064 series is GHG programme neutral. If a GHG programme is applicable, requirements of that GHG programme are additional to the requirements of the ISO 14064 series.

ISO 14064 – CO2 Footprint. Organizations outside of mandatory or regulated schemes, should monitor and report their GHG emissions, commonly referred as Carbon Footprint.

International Standards Organization (ISO) developed a series of standards ISO 14064-1/2/3 that provide governments, businesses, regions and other organizations with an integrated set of tools for voluntary programs aimed at measuring, quantifying and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Swiss Approval International historically has a strong presence on Gas Emissions monitoring and Evaluation through the acquisition of the «Gas for Grass» accredited Company on 2008. Today we have a strong presence in the sector, through affiliate network of accredited companies with significant experience and a strong client list.

Swiss Approval International affiliate network operates as an accredited GHG Verification body, and we can perform audit of your organization against ISO 14064 parts 1 and 2, in order to provide an independent and impartial validation and verification of your Greenhouse Gas emissions and reductions.

Certification by Swiss Approval

We provide independent verification and certification services that can help you identify resource inefficiencies in your organisation to reduce costs as well as enhance your corporate reputation and communicate your sustainability achievements with customers, investors and stakeholders.

The public sector is a key market for Swiss Approval International, and along with the private sector they increasingly place greater importance on the carbon impact of products and services they purchase / use.

Impartiality and Independency

Swiss Approval has built impartiality into its structure, strategy, policies, procedures and operations and is committed to continually improve in this area.

As an Accredited Body for ISO 17020 / 17021 / 17024, we have analysed potential conflicts of interest at all levels, including Strategy & Policy, Operational (evaluation and certification), Commercial, Financial and Personnel, and have put in place measures to ensure potential conflicts are avoided or controlled.

We have developed policies and procedures to ensure objectivity, transparency and independence, ethics code for the behaviour of our Inspectors and Auditors, throughout our certification activities.

Swiss Approval GHG Label

Following ISO 14046-1/2/3 certification, Swiss Approval GHG Label, can be used to publicly inform, that a service or product brand, is monitored according their sustainability credentials, build Companies reputation and drive promotion and sales, with today’s ever more environmentally aware consumers and business buyers.

These standards allow organizations to comply with advanced CSR requirements and take part in emissions trading schemes using a globally recognized standard.