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AENOR is accredited by the ENAC in the CORSIA carbon offsetting and reduction scheme

20/01/2020

  • This accreditation enables AENOR to verify greenhouse gases in the aviation sector, within the framework of the CORSIA Scheme for International Aviation, being complementary to that already available for the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS).
  • The Scheme aims to ensure that, as from 2020, emissions from the international aviation sector will be carbon neutral.
  • All member states of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) whose airlines conduct international flights must monitor, notify and verify the CO2 emissions of these flights every year as from this year, regardless of their participation in the CORSIA scheme.

20 January 2020.    AENOR has been ​accredited by the Spanish Accreditation Body (ENAC​) to carry out the verification of Greenhouse Gas Emission reports of international aviation operators in accordance with the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).

With this accreditation, AENOR auditors will be able to verify the CORSIA Scheme (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation), an emission mitigation approach for the global airline industry.

This global market-based measure is designed to offset international aviation’s CO2 emissions, with a view to stablilising emission levels as from this year. Aeroplane operators meet their offsetting requirements by purchasing and cancelling CORSIA CO2 emission units.

Similarly, the scope of accreditation allows AENOR to act as a verifier in different aspects. Important among these is the preparing of annual reports on emissions, in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 601/2012 on the monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions, pursuant to Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

José Magro, Director of Sustainability and RSE at AENOR stated "AENOR joins the commitment to managing the sector's carbon emissions by obtaining accreditation in the CORSIA scheme, which will allow us to verify the greenhouse gas emissions of airlines. AENOR now increases its extensive experience in the verification sector in the European emissions trading scheme."

This accreditatio gives AENOR added value to the achievement of the goals that ICAO aspires to for the international aviation sector, including an annual improvement of 2% in fuel yield until 2050 and carbon-neutral growth from 2020.