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The Climate changes are one of the most significant issues faced by the society today. To prevent more devastating and irreversible impacts as a result of these changes, according to the scientists, the ambient temperature should not increase by more than 1.5 degrees compared to the pre-industrial era’s levels. . Scientific data shows that this could be achieved with reduction and neutralization of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The set goal by the European Climate Law and the European Green Deal is to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. The levels of the net greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 must be reduced with minimum of 55% % compared to levels reported in 1990.

We could not achieve these goals without the commitment and proper  action from all economic sectors and the society itself. Control Union, as an ISO 14065 Accredited Validation and Verification Body (VVB), can support your organization in its efforts to contribute to climate neutrality goals through monitoring emissions reductions and offering the following services:


  1. ISO 14064-1 – GHG validation and verification (link to a separate page with the text of the point)

ISO 14064-1 is the primary guideline for quantifying and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and covers the design, development, management, reporting and verification of an organization’s greenhouse gas inventory.

Greenhouse gas emissions are classified into the following three ranges:

  • Scope 1: Direct emissions – Emissions that occur from sources owned and/ or controlled by your company (facilities or vehicles owned and/ or controlled by the company, including fugitive emissions such as leakage of gases or vapors from pressure equipment);
  • Scope 2: Indirect emissions – emissions associated with the purchase of electricity, steam, heat, or cooling;
  • Scope 3: Indirect emissions not included in Scope 2 – Emissions generated by sources not owned and/ or controlled by your company. This includes emissions that occur in the value chain (upstream and downstream) of the reporting company, such as emissions generated by business travel, waste generation and treatment, transport and distribution, investment, emissions from electricity distribution and final consumption of products sold etc.

Our support focuses on verifying your annual greenhouse gas emissions. The verification is performed in accordance with ISO 14064-3 – guidance for verifiers on how to verify emissions. Upon completion, you receive a verification certificate. This gives you confidence in the accuracy of your carbon footprint claims, as well as confidence in your investors and stakeholders. In addition, our verification services enjoy the recognition of independent agencies such as the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

  1. ISO 14064-2 – Validation/Verification for emission reductions (link to a separate page with the text of the point)

ISO 14064-2 is the main guideline for implementing an emission reduction project. Starting an emissions reduction project will help you identify opportunities to reduce your Scope 1, Scope 2 and/or Scope 3 emissions. We offer both validation of project plans (before implementation) and verification of emission reductions (after implementation). Control Union validation of the project plan gives you confirmation that the changes you plan to implement will actually result in reduced emissions. Post-project emission reduction verification provides you and your stakeholders with confidence in the emissions reductions actually achieved.

  1. Plan Vivo – validation and verification of carbon offest projects (link to a separate page with the text of the point)

In some cases, emissions reductions can even be converted into carbon credits. These credits can be sold to companies that want or need to offset their own emissions. There are several standards issuing carbon credits, each with its own focus and project requirements. To ensure the quality of the credits themselves, the standards require third-party validation of project plans prior to implementation, as well as third-party verification of realized emissions reductions after implementation. We currently offer validation and verification of carbon offset projects, according to the Plan Vivo standard.

  1. PAS 2060 (link to a separate page with the text of the point)

We offer Carbon Neutral certification in accordance with PAS 2060, which helps you overcome public cynicism towards ‘non-verifiable’ carbon neutrality claims by proving your efforts are real and trustworthy. PAS 2060 is the only internationally recognised guideline on how to achieve carbon neutral business operations or products. PAS 2060 was created out of need for a common, consistent and transparent approach for demonstrating carbon neutrality. Control Union provides verification of the Qualifying Explanatory Statement (QES) which your company needs to prepare. It details the company’s (or product’s) carbon footprint, the measures taken to reduce carbon emissions and the purchase of carbon credits to offset the remaining emissions. Upon completion of the verification, you receive our PAS 2060 Carbon Neutral certification and may use our Carbon Neutral label in your communications.

  1. Development of business-specific goals, strategies and plans (link to a separate page with the text of the point)

Depending on your business context, we could help you develop specific goals for reducing GHG emissions caused by your business operations, as well as their targeting, implementation, validation and incorporating in sustainability strategies and policies. A very important step torwards addressing climate changes and reducing the negative impact on the climate coming from your business is the monitoring of the set goals and targets, which depends on the adequacy of the developed monitoring system. This is could be also supported by our highly knowledgeable team of experts.

  1. Training (link to a separate page with the text of the point)

Control Union can provide high-level training to your employees, both broader-spectrum trainings (e.g. PAS 2060, ISO 16064, etc.) and customer-focused training based on the specifics and activities of your business in terms of implementation of standard and goals for achieving reduction of GHG emissions, etc.

How you benefit

  • Comply with current and future regulations for emissions reporting
  • Reduce costs by identifying opportunities for emission reduction
  • Safeguard the credibility and integrity of your sustainability claims
  • Build trust with your stakeholders
  • Meet demands of investors, society and consumers