An accurate carbon footprint of your Greenhouse Gas Inventory is a critical first step towards overall corporate sustainability. Carbon Footprint Certification assures investors and stakeholders that your carbon footprint is accurate, credible and aligns with leading reporting standards. SCS is an accredited verification body for The Climate Registry, PAS 2060, CDP, the Global Reporting Initiative and the World Resources Institute’s Scope 1, 2 & 3.
SCS Global Services can measure and verify the greenhouse gas inventory of your organization.
Note, we cannot measure and verify for the same organization as this is a conflict of interest.
Apply for Verification
Complete an SCS 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 Inventory Documentation
Our qualified verification team will review your inventory documentation for completeness, conduct a desk review of all documentation, and issue findings. Applicants can address findings before the site visit is conducted.
SCS conducts site visit(s) to assess project compliance with applicable program standards and issues findings from the visit. This includes an office visit and a field visit.
Once the verification has been satisfactorily completed, an independent technical reviewer cross-checks the GHG inventory and audit report.
SCS will make a final verification decision and issue a report. You will need to acknowledge the report and resolve any corrective actions (ie errors in measurement or gaps in procedures) before the deadline for emission data submission.
A final verification opinion statement is submitted to the applicable GHG program for registration.
SCS Global Services has conducted corporate carbon footprint verification (also called "greenhouse gas inventory verification") for corporate, nonprofit and municipal clients, including aviation, waste management, manufacturing, transportation, high tech and professional services. Satisfied clients include:
SCS verified Fruit of the Loom's 2012 carbon footprint against the IS 14064-3 and ISO 14065 standards as well as the World Resources Institute/World Business Council for Sustainable Development Greenhouse Gas Protocol. The verified footprint will serve as the baseline for bold company-wide greenhouse gas reduction goals. In order to achieve its 2015 goal of reducing electricity-related emissions by 40%, Fruit of the Loom is investing in large-scale biomass and hydroelectric energy sources to power its Honduras operations.
In 2012, SCS verified the carbon footprint of Delta Air Lines for the years 2005 through 2010, making it the world's first legacy airline to achieve a successful, independent third party verification of its greenhouse gas emissions inventory. SCS confirmed Delta's conformance with The Climate Registry's General Reporting Protocol, a trusted global methodology that also provides Delta with comprehensive online emissions calculation and reporting tools. The measurement and third-party verification process support Delta's goals for greater transparency to its customers.
Juniper Networks partnered with SCS to verify the 2011 scope I and scope II greenhouse gas emissions of one of its major California facilities. The verification, conforming to the ISO 14064-3 and ISO 14065 standards and the World Resource Institute/World Business Council for Sustainable Development Greenhouse Gas Protocol, prepares Juniper to submit its footprint to the Carbon Disclosure Project. Juniper, a high-tech manufacturing company, was voted one of the World's Most Ethical Companies in 2013 by Ethisphere magazine.
SCS conducted an assessment of Longview Fibre's greenhouse gas emissions for all facilities located in Washington State. The verification was conducted under the auspices of The Climate Registry, a leading greenhouse gas reporting program for North America. SCS assessed Longview's main pulp and paper mill along with its mobile fleet, and verified its GHG inventory as being accurate and complete.
SCS verified the GHG footprint for the City of Arcata, California, helping the city meet its sustainability goals. Arcata has a population of 17,294 and is home to Humboldt State University. The SCS audit included an assessment of records at City Hall and site visits to the wastewater facility, the corporation yard, and other city facilities. The city had its emissions inventory verified and was recognized as a Climate Action Leader by the California Climate Action Registry (CCAR).
SCS verified the GHG footprint for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) of California for all operations statewide, including 20 offices and projects. Sites audited by SCS include a large farming operation in the Sacramento River Delta, a conservation project on Santa Cruz Island, the Sacramento River Mega-site project, and various TNC offices. TNC California achieved Climate Action Leader status from the California Climate Action Registry (CCAR). TNC works around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.