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BSI – BS EN ISO 14064 3: 2019


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What is ISO 14064-3 – GHG verification statement about?

ISO 14064 discusses greenhouse gases (GHGs). ISO 14064is the third part of the multi-series on GHGs and specifies principles and requirements and also provides guidance for verifying and validating GHG statements. ISO 14064applies to organization, project, and product GHG statements.

The ISO 14060 family of standards is GHG programme neutral. If a GHG programme is applicable, requirements of that GHG programme are additional to the requirements of the ISO 14060 family of standards.

Who is ISO 14064-3 – GHG verification statement for?

ISO 14064-3 on GHG verification statement is useful for:

  • Industries emitting GHGs
  • Climate regulatory authorities / emission monitoring bodies
  • Environment protection authorities
  • Government authorities

Why should you use ISO 14064-3 – GHG verification statement?

Climate change arising from anthropogenic activity has been identified as one of the greatest challenges facing the world and will continue to affect businesses and citizens over future decades. Climate change has implications for both human and natural systems and could lead to significant impacts on resource availability, economic activity, and human wellbeing.

ISO 14064-3 provides detailed requirements for verifying GHG statements related to GHG inventories, GHG projects, and carbon footprints of products. ISO 14064-3 describes the process for verification or validation, including verification or validation planning, assessment procedures, and the evaluation of organizational, project, and product GHG statements. ISO 14064-3 includes requirements for determining GHG emission and removal boundaries, quantifying an organization’s GHG emissions and removals, and identifying specific company actions or activities aimed at improving GHG management. ISO 14064-3 also includes requirements and guidance on inventory quality management, reporting, internal auditing, and the organization’s responsibilities in verification activities. ISO 14064-3 guidelines help you to comply with emission regulations and also monitor your progress in becoming environmentally responsible.

What’s changed since the last update?

BS EN ISO 14064-3:2019 supersedes EN ISO 14064-3:2012BS EN ISO 14064-3:2019 includes some technical and editorial changes with respect to EN ISO 14064-3:2012.

These include:

  • The definitions of verification and validation and other key terms have been changed
  • A new Annex A has been added that defines requirements for verifiers to follow when undertaking engagements at a limited level of assurance
  • A new Annex B has been added on considerations for verification
  • A new Annex D has been added that provides guidance on how verifiers and validators can provide statements on engagements that are mixed
  • Requirements and guidance on the use of levels of assurance have been added
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