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Carbon Offset Verification (Forestry)

Forestry and Land-Use

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Carbon offset projects are developed to provide real reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by reducing, absorbing or avoiding the release of carbon dioxide. SCS Global Services works closely with project developers and landowners to provide third-party verification of forestry and land-use projects, a crucial step to secure the sale or trade of carbon credits in global carbon markets such as the California Cap-and-Trade Program.

  • Assure funders and buyers that your projects are making real climate mitigation impacts
  • Work with knowledgeable staff with experience verifying a wide range of offset project types
  • Provide independent confirmation of your emissions reduction claim
  • Receive support throughout the verification process and beyond

SCS has verified over 150 million tonnes of Co2e emissions reductions! 

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Accredited Verification Body
SCS is accredited to ISO 14065 by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to offer carbon offset project validation and verification under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), the Climate Action Reserve (CAR), the American Carbon Registry (ACR), and the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards (CCB). SCS is also accredited to perform carbon offset project verifications under the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for all project types.

Carbon Offset Services

  • Pre-assessment or gap analysis – SCS can conduct a gap analysis prior to initiating the project. A gap analysis can identify technical issues prior to final verification.
  • Project design validation – SCS can validate the design of your offset project to determine your eligibility for verification. Please contact our GHG verification staff at any point in the development stages of your project.
  • Verification of project-based emissions reductions – SCS can verify GHG emission reductions.
  • VCS Methodology Assessment – SCS can help you develop a methodology for carbon offset projects where no prior methodology exists.


Complementary SCS Services

Combine your carbon offset verification with Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Forest Management Certification for increased operational and cost efficiency.


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Related Services

SCS Global Services offers the following related services.

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