Climate change related standards and schemes

Standards and schemes relating to climate change and sustainability

Standards we certify

CARB Verification services

The California Air Resources Board, also referred to as CARB or ARB, is the agency responsible for air quality in the California state government. If your company or facility is required to have to your greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions verified under the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB32), LRQA can help with our accredited ARB verification services.

CDP Recognized Standards

Is an independent not-for-profit organization holding the largest database of primary corporate climate change information in the world.

Corporate sustainability reporting

Corporate Sustainability Reporting, alternatively known as CSR reporting, is the process whereby companies - public, private; large and small - report on their non-financial performance. These reports allow organizations to demonstrate to stakeholders the impact their activities are having on the environment, society and sustainability.

ISO 14001

Certification to ISO 14001 from LRQA will help drive the efficient use of raw materials and therefore reduce costs to your business.

ISO 26000 Gap Analysis – Social responsibility

LRQA can provide a Gap Analysis against ISO 26000, a guidance document to help you identify the principles and core subjects that your organization should be managing to ensure societal risks and impacts are kept to a minimum.

ISO 50001

ISO 50001 is an international standard developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) which provides organisations with the requirements for energy management systems. ISO estimates that the standard could influence up to 60% of the world’s energy use.

MRV Regulation (EU) 2015/757

The objective of the MRV Regulation is to develop a better understanding of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from shipping activities within the EU which could then be used to shape and inform any future GHG monitoring or reduction initiatives. The MRV Regulation is viewed as the first step of a staged approach for the inclusion of maritime transport emissions into the EU’s GHG reduction commitment, alongside the other sectors that are already contributing to that commitment.

Safety and Environmental Management Systems

SEMS is a regulation (30 CFR 250 Subpart S) in the United States of America which requires all owners / lessees / operators of offshore facilities to develop, implement and maintain an effective Safety and Environmental Management System.