Develop carbon credits through your landfill gas, ozone depleting substances (ODS), mine methane, and livestock offset projects that are credible, transparent, and tradable in global carbon markets. SCS Global Services is globally recognized as a verifier of carbon offset projects.
SCS is ISO 14065 accredited to offer landfill carbon offset project verification under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Climate Action Reserve (CAR). SCS is accredited under the California Air Resources Board (ARB) for ODS, mine methane, and livestock projects.
SCS Global Services works with project developers, investment funds, and private and municipal operators. Our verifiers are skilled in carbon offset project evaluation, engineering, and third party verification.
We can verify the following project types:
SCS will guide your business through the verification process and provide personalized attention with a fast turnaround and a high-level of service tailored to your needs.
Complete an application form, including a description of the project and its location. SCS staff will return a proposal to you for signature. To initiate the verification process, return a signed proposal and contract agreement.
Submit Project Documentation
SCS will conduct a desk review of all project documentation and issues findings to the applicant. You have an opportunity to correct each finding before the site visit.
On Site Visit
We will conduct site visit(s) to assess the project's compliance with the relevant program standards. This includes an office visit and a field visit.
Draft Verification Report
SCS will issue a draft verification report that details findings from the site visit. You have an opportunity to address findings before the final verification decision is made.
A lead verifier who was not involved in the audit will do an independent review of the draft verification report.
The final verification opinion is submitted to the applicable greenhouse gas registry for issuance of carbon offsets (as warranted).
Validation is the process of evaluating a project's plan for absorbing or avoiding greenhouse gas emissions. Verification is the process of evaluating calculations of the actual amount of greenhouse gases that have been absorbed or avoided by a project.
A typical verification takes 3-4 months. The length of verification depends on the size and complexity of the project, the standards used, and project type.
Cost depends on factors such as project size, location, complexity, type, the standards used, and level of preparedness. Contact SCS for a customized quote.
Filling out an application will provide SCS with the information needed to create a price quote. A complete application allows SCS to produce an accurate quote quickly.
Projects can be validated and verified once they have a completed Project Description Document. SCS often recommends conducting an internal audit to make sure the document is complete and to save time.
As an independent auditor, SCS does not participate in the buying, selling, or marketing of credits. If a project is verified, it may facilitate issuance of credits.
No, as an independent third-party verifier, we do not participate in project consulting.
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