Climate change related standards and schemes

Standards and schemes relating to climate change and sustainability

Standards we certify

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CDM

Carbon Development Mechanism validation is the independent evaluation of a project activity against the requirements of CDM. It is based on the project's design documentation, in particular the project's baseline, monitoring plan and compliance with relevant UNFCCC and host party criteria, to establish whether tradable credits are generated. In order to register for this scheme, all CDM projects must undergo a validation.

Gold Standard

The Gold Standard (GS) is an independent certification standard for carbon credits generated from Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects or Voluntary Emissions Reduction (VER) projects.

ISO 14064

Increasing numbers of organisations are voluntarily monitoring their greenhouse gas emissions. ISO 14064 is an international standard that provides a framework for greenhouse gas accounting and verification.

ISO 50001 Energy Management System

ISO 50001 is the international energy management system (EnMS) standard. It is the first global EnMS following from a range of national and regional standards such as EN 16001.

OHSAS 18001

OHSAS 18001 is the internationally recognised standard used for an occupational health and safety (OHS) management system. LRQA is ideally placed to provide a range of assessment services to OHSAS 18001. And with the growing pressure for accountability in recent years, certification by LRQA is one very visible way of letting your stakeholders know you mean business when it comes to health and safety.