A scheme for carbon markets
Gold Standard (GS) constitutes one of the voluntary emission-reduction markets with a high international reputation, which offers strong reliability within the carbon markets.
Within these voluntary carbon schemes, Gold Standard Voluntary Emission Reduction units can be generated, and this way the companies can offset their emissions by acting within an internationally recognised scheme.
AENOR has been working on validations and verifications of the voluntary GS scheme for 10 years, and we have wide experience on an international level.
The following project categories are eligible for registration in the GS:
For the GS framework, AENOR offers periodical validation and verification services.
AENOR will issue the following documents:
The documentation needed to present projects for certification in the GS framework is available at:
The GS4GG standard documents are grouped in sections numbered by scope and purpose. The documentation on Principles and Requirements (100) applies to all projects, and the following documents are applied according to the category of our project: Activity Requirements (200), Contextual Requirements (300), Quantification of SDG Impact (400) and Product Requirements (500).