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Gold Standard (GS). Voluntary reduction of emissions
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Gold Standard (GS). Voluntary reduction of emissions

Gold Standard (GS). Voluntary reduction of emissions

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. 

Benefits:

  • Allow companies to quantify and demonstrate their commitment to reducing gases that contribute to global warming.
  • Obtain high-quality carbon offsets through projects that provide social and community benefits to other, voluntary markets.

For the GS framework, AENOR offers periodical validation and verification services.

AENOR will issue the following documents:

  • Delivery of a validation report, which includes a validation opinion. If this is a positive opinion, AENOR will request the registration of the GS project activity in the Gold Standard Registry.
  • Delivery of a verification report, which includes a verification statement. If this is a positive opinion, AENOR will request the issuance of 'GS VERs'


The documentation needed to present projects for certification in the GS framework is available at:

Goldstandard.org

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).