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ISO 14064 – Greenhouse gases


One of the main uncertainties which faces us in the future in the extent and speed of climate change.  One of the ways we can influence this is by effectively controlling the emissions of greenhouse gases and improving our processes to be less carbon intensive.

The International Standards Organisation (ISO) has produced the ISO 14060 suite of standards and guidelines in response to the need for auditable tools that will help address climate change through a systematic approach to greenhouse gas (GHG) quantification, monitoring, reporting, validation and verification in a comprehensive and auditable manner.

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the world over future decades. We are seeing more frequent extreme weather events that have been attributed to climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions through anthropogenic activity with Industries within the energy sector, transport sector, agricultural sector, fashion sector and food retail sector being the most prevalent Industrial GHG contributors.

The ISO 14060 suite of standards and guidelines provide clarity and consistency for quantifying, monitoring, reporting and validating and verifying GHG emissions, removals and improvements. They have been developed to impact all levels and functions of an organisation, from strategic formulation and risk management to data verification within GHG statements and improvement projects.

NSAI offer an auditing service against the following standards within the ISO 14060 series of standards: 

I.S. EN ISO 14064-1:2019:  Greenhouse gases —Part 1: Specification with guidance at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals.
This standard details principles and requirements for designing, developing, managing and reporting organization-level GHG boundaries and inventories. Requirements and guidance on inventory quality management, reporting, internal auditing and the organization’s responsibilities in verification activities are also included in the standard. 

I.S. EN ISO 14064-2:2019:  Greenhouse gases —Part 2: Specification with guidance at the project level for quantification, monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emission reductions or removal enhancements 
This  standard focuses on GHG projects including project-based activities specifically designed to reduce GHG emissions and/or enhance GHG removals.