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Carbon Offset Verification

GHG Project Verification for Forests, Land-Use, Energy, Industry, Agriculture, Blue Carbon, and more

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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, a crucial step to secure the sale or trade of carbon credits in global carbon markets such as the California Cap-and-Trade Program.

Carbon Offset Verification

Why work with SCS on your offset verification?

- Assure funders and buyers that your projects are making real climate mitigation impacts, backed by SCS’ reliability and longstanding climate expertise

- Work with knowledgeable staff with experience verifying a wide range of offset project types

- Provide independent confirmation of your emissions reduction claim for better access to carbon markets

- Receive support throughout the verification process and afterwards

- SCS has verified over 250 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), the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards (CCB), and the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta). SCS is also accredited to perform carbon offset project verifications under the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for all project types.

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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

In addition, SCS provides carbon footprint measurement and verification for any entity or corporation. SCS offers measurement and verification of GHG inventories under the World Resources Institute and the Carbon Disclosure Project. SCS is also ANSI-accredited to offer GHG inventory verification under The Climate Registry. Also, combine your forest project verification with Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Forest Management Certification for increased operational and cost efficiency.

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