The Standards Council of Canada’s (SCC’s) Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Accreditation Program for GHG validators and verifiers assesses the competency of organizations conducting validation or verification activities for both GHG emissions reduction projects and GHG inventories.
SCC is the only Canadian organization offering internationally recognized accreditation for GHG validation and verification bodies. SCC is currently affiliated with a number of cross-border, multi-sector regional GHG initiatives, including The Climate Change Registry, Western Climate Initiative, and Pacific Carbon Trust.
SCC’s Greenhouse Gas Accreditation Program supports the Government of Canada’s sustainability agenda, which includes initiatives to reduce GHG emissions.
Scope of accreditation
The GHG Technical Areas have been separated into two categories, one for Organizational Level Activities (for verification), and one for Project Level Activities (for verification and /or validation).
Note that organizations can apply for accreditation with SCC as either a verifier, or validator, or both.
Benefits of SCC accreditation
SCC accreditation demonstrates an organization’s competence to manage and perform activities defined by its specific program scope of accreditation. Through SCC accreditation, certification bodies are able to obtain independent, third-party, credible test results for themselves and for their customers.
SCC accreditation helps certification bodies deliver services with confidence and attract new customers. As a signatory member to several international mutual recognition and multilateral agreements, SCC’s Accreditation Program is internationally recognized.
“Accreditation demonstrates that an organization has the competencies and systems to perform audits with the same consistent rigour and quality, and can benefit organizations of all sizes. SCC’s accreditation program allows GHG validation and verification organizations the opportunity to access the current provincially regulated GHG markets (British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec).”
Patrick Hardy, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, ClimateCheck (innovative GHG management solutions organization that helped SCC develop its accreditation program for GHG validators and verifiers)
SCC’s Criteria and Procedures section highlights each international standard and Canadian procedural document whose requirements must be met for a particular accreditation program.
For more information
For more information, please contact SCC Accreditation Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.