Improve data reliability and increase Stakeholder confidence through third party verification of your organization’s GHG inventory. SCS offers verification services across a wide range of voluntary and regulatory driven GHG reporting frameworks including expertise within the manufacturing, education, healthcare, transportation, hospitality, energy, forestry, and agricultural sectors.
SCS provides independent third-party verification services for the above listed programs to assure that the entity’s inventory is accurate, complete, and meets the verification criteria. SCS conducts its verification based upon a risk-based assessment of inventory data and management systems, and conducts its verification through a targeted sampling of client data and procedures. Results are summarized in a verification report and verification statement.
In addition SCS provides the following related services:
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.
Owens Corning Fortune 500 entity Owens Corning started verifying their GHG inventory with SCS in 2012 and has increased the scope of their verification each year. They have earned CDP A-List status, limited to the top 25 performing companies, for both water and climate since 2016. In 2018, SCS not only verified Owens Corning’s GHG inventories, but extended assurance to their entire sustainability report based on the AA 1000 standard. Their efforts have earned them a No. 1 ranking on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list for 2019.
Levis A leader in the global apparel sector, Levi Strauss & Co. has been verifying their GHG inventory with SCS since 2012 and reports their inventory to CDP. Their annual verified inventories are used to support their progress toward their Science Based Target Initiatives (SBTI) approved GHG target of a 90% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2025.
Fruit of the Loom SCS has verified Fruit of the Loom's carbon footprint against the ISO 14064-3 and ISO 14065 standards as well as the World Resources Institute/World Business Council for Sustainable Development Greenhouse Gas Protocol since 2012. Their initial verified footprint serves as the baseline for bold company-wide greenhouse gas reduction goals.