Carbon Footprint Certification
Carbon footprinting is an assessment and reporting methodology that enables companies, buildings and cities to more accurately calculate carbon emissions and identify areas for improvement. WE have extensive experience offering carbon footprint verification (CFV) to standards that help organizations measure and report on their carbon footprint rigorously and transparently.
Carbon footprinting measures the greenhouse gas emissions caused by an organization, event or product
More and more companies are undertaking carbon management strategies, and corporate or product carbon footprints are a common first step. Carbon footprinting can be pursued for different purposes, fulfill different needs, and be characterized by very different levels of effort and financial costs. The challenge facing companies is to generate quality footprints that meet today’s needs as cost-effectively as possible, while anticipating future needs for footprinting information.
Carbon footprinting is a recognized best practice for companies seeking to track their carbon output in an effort to reduce it. Accurate monitoring and reporting shows companies where changes can be made and impact minimized, helping them achieve net zero targets.
Both voluntary standards and protocols and mandatory reporting regimes exist to which businesses can assess and report their carbon footprint thoroughly and transparently. Using holistic, structured methodologies consistent with standards of lifecycle assessment, they give organizations the information and guidance they need to reduce emissions.
You benefit from the following advantages:
- Increased ecologic integrity of your Carbon Footprint by complying with recognized standards.
- Improved credibility, consistency und transparency of the quantification, monitoring and reporting of your GHG.
- Creating a reliable basis for developing and improving monitoring systems for tracking GHG-emissions.
- Enabling the development and implementation of emission reduction and decarbonization strategies.
Benefits of becoming certified
Corporate and product carbon footprints speak to the fact that we cannot manage what is not measured. Beyond responding to stakeholder or client requests, carbon footprints are a necessary first step toward voluntary emissions reduction efforts or commitments, and toward being strategically positioned for future emission reduction mandates.
As for the bottom line, many companies have found that carbon footprints help them spot significant cost saving opportunities, as well as opportunities to significantly reduce the carbon-intensity of their products and services.
BOOST THE REPUTATION OF YOUR COMPANY AND PRODUCTS
by sharing accurate carbon footprint information, you can boost your organization’s reputation among other competitors
Ability to win business in regulated sectors
Certification helps to win business – particularly where procurement specifications require certification as a condition to supply in a highly regulated sector.
Improved Risk Management
Greater consistency and traceability of products and services means problems are easier to avoid and rectify.
Understand how statutory and regulatory requirements impact your organization and its customers.
What is ISO 14067?
ISO 14067 specifies the principles, requirements and guidelines for the quantification and reporting of the carbon footprint of a product (PCF), and is consistent with life cycle assessment (LCA) Standards (ISO 14040 and ISO 14044). This Standard contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 13 on Climate Change.
Complete a Quote Request Form so that we can understand your company and requirements. You can do this by completing either the online quick quote or the online formal quote request form. We will use this information to accurately define your scope of assessment and provide you with a proposal for certification.
Once you’ve agreed your proposal, we will contact you to book your assessment with an WECERT Assessor. This assessment consists of two mandatory visits that form the Initial Certification Audit. Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that your management system has been fully operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and full cycle of internal audits.
Following a successful two stage audit, a certification decision is made and if positive, then certification to the required standard is issued by WECERT. You will receive both a hard and soft copy of the certificate. Certification is valid for three years and is maintained through a programme of annual surveillance audits and a three yearly recertification audit.