Validation and verification

ISO 14064-3

Specification with guidance for the verification and validation of greenhouse gas statements

ISO 14064-3

ISO 14064-3:2019 is a standard that provides guidelines for the validation and verification of greenhouse gas (GHG) assertions. This standard is part of the ISO 14064 series, which outlines the principles and requirements for the quantification, monitoring, reporting, and verification of GHG emissions and removals. The ISO 14064-3 standard is intended to help organizations demonstrate the accuracy, completeness, consistency, and transparency of their GHG assertions. The standard outlines the requirements for the validation and verification process, including the qualifications and responsibilities of the validation and verification teams, the data and information that must be collected and analyzed, and the documentation and reporting requirements. Validation and verification are essential components of GHG management and reporting, as they ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data and information used to make decisions about GHG emissions and mitigation strategies. Validation is the process of evaluating and confirming the accuracy, completeness, and consistency of GHG data and information based of estimations, while verification is the process of evaluating and confirming the accuracy, completeness, consistency, and transparency of GHG assertions based on historical data. ISO 14064-3 specifies the requirements for the validation and verification of GHG assertions for organizations of all types and sizes, including governmental, commercial, and non-profit organizations or GHG projects. The standard provides guidance on how to establish and maintain a validation and verification program, including the development of a validation and verification plan, the selection of a validation and verification team, and the preparation and submission of a validation and verification report. The validation and verification process outlined in ISO 14064-3 is based on a set of principles that ensure the validity and credibility of the GHG assertions. These principles include objectivity, impartiality, transparency, consistency, and confidentiality. The validation and verification process also involves the review of the organization's GHG management system, including its policies, procedures, and controls, to ensure that they are effective and reliable. ISO 14064-3 is an important standard for organizations that are committed to managing their GHG emissions and mitigating their impact on the environment and GHG projects intending to demonstrate impacts resulting from their implementation and operation. By following the guidelines outlined in this standard, organizations can demonstrate their commitment to transparency, accountability, and environmental stewardship. The standard also provides a framework for organizations to improve their GHG management systems and enhance the accuracy and reliability of their GHG assertions. The ISO 14064-3 is a valuable standard for organizations and GHG projects that are looking to validate and verify their GHG assertions. The standard provides a comprehensive framework for the validation and verification process, including the qualifications, competence and responsibilities of the validation and verification teams, the data and information that must be collected and analyzed, and the documentation and reporting requirements. By following the guidelines outlined in this standard, organizations and GHG projects can improve the accuracy, completeness, consistency, and transparency of their GHG assertions and demonstrate their commitment to environmental stewardship.

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