Climate change has been identified as one of the greatest challenges facing nations, governments, industries and the public in the next few decades. In response, international, national, regional and local initiatives are being developed and implemented to limit concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the earth's atmosphere. These initiatives addressing GHG are based on quantifying, monitoring, reporting and the verifying emissions and/or removing GHG.
The Carbon Footprint of an organisation/event is an instrument for determining, assessing and communicating the effect of products, services and organisations on climate change.
Currently, there are several standards, references and guides for calculating the Carbon Footprint of organisation/event, both in general and industry-wide, which are supported by various well-known public and private institutions. For example, GHG Protocol, ISO
The object of verification is to provide independent assurance that the information submitted concerning greenhouse gas emissions, via the emissions report, is complete, i.e. accurate, coherent, transparent, and does not contain any significant discrepancies..
Verifying the Carbon Footprint of an organisation/event can be done three different ways:
Internal benefits for your organisation:
Benefits for your clients:
The Carbon Footprint of an organisation/event is applicable to any company that is interested in calculating, reducing or offsetting its GHG emissions. Although all activity sectors already have verification experience, in recent years, the so-called diffuse sectors (transportation, agri-food, waste, etc) are paying closer attention to it.
AENOR offers this verification service in tandem with the regulatory verification ofGHG, if the organisation is included in the National Allocation Plan.
AENOR has a specific accreditation for this activity.
When the verification process has been satisfactorily completed, your organisation obtains:
AENOR performs annual verifications in hundreds of organisations from all activity sectors, many of which include reduction actions in the verified report.
Course: Carbon Footprint and offsetting Carbon Management