Verify - Carbon Footprint
Audit your greenhouse gas inventory and management plans
For integrity and to provide assurance on your market claims, your measurement is independently verified prior to certification. The audit will ensure the inventory is in accordance with international standards like ISO 14064 or PAS 2050 and your reduction plans are in line with CEMARS and carboNZero scheme requirements.
Your verification, or audit, is a thorough check to ensure that you have measured your carbon footprint with completeness (you've measured everything required) and accuracy (the data and calculations are correct) against programme requirements and the international standard. The management plan is also verified to ensure it is up to date and appropriate for your footprint.
The audit typically takes place on site, so that the auditor can check facilities, activities, and other details that can't always be understood from data alone. If the auditor has any findings for you to correct, you have a set period in which to do so, and then the suite of documents and materials is submitted to Enviro-Mark Solutions for the final certification review.
In order to ensure on-going accuracy and robustness for your carbon management claims, in order to maintain CEMARS and carboNZero certification, the audit happens on an annual basis.