Scope of accreditation
The scope of accreditation defines the activities covered by an organization’s accreditation. The GHG Technical Areas have been separated into two categories:
- Organizational Level Activities (for verification),
- Project Level Activities (for verification and/or validation).
Note that organizations can apply for accreditation with SCC as a verifier, a validator, or both.
Verified Carbon Standard sub-program
The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Program(link is external) have partnered together to offer additional accreditation services for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies (VVBs). Under this new sub-program, SCC will assess the competency of VVBs to perform GHG validation and verification services in conformance to both ISO 14065 and the specific requirements of the VCS Program.