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ISO 14064


In an era of increasing environmental consciousness and climate change concerns, organizations worldwide are taking proactive steps to reduce their carbon footprints and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability. ISO 14064 is one such tool that has gained significant importance.

ISO 14064 is a globally recognized standard that focuses on greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and verification. It provides organizations with a structured framework to quantify, monitor, and report their greenhouse gas emissions accurately. This standard is part of the ISO 14000 family, which addresses various aspects of environmental management.

The key requirements of ISO 14064 can be broken up into three separate parts:

  • Part 1: Specifies the principles and requirements for the quantification and reporting of GHG emissions and removals. It provides guidelines for the design, development, management, reporting, and verification of an organization’s GHG inventory.
  • Part 2: Focuses on the principles, requirements, and guidance for GHG projects and the quantification of GHG emissions reductions or removal enhancements. This part is particularly relevant for organizations undertaking emission reduction projects like reforestation or energy efficiency initiatives.
  • Part 3: Provides guidelines for the validation and verification of GHG assertions. It outlines the requirements for independent third-party verification of GHG inventories and emission reductions to enhance credibility.

ISO 14064 was first published in 2006 and applies globally.

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Does ISO 14064 affect my business?

The adoption of ISO 14064 can have profound effects on businesses, including:

  • Enhanced Environmental Credibility: ISO 14064 certification demonstrates a commitment to environmental responsibility, enhancing a company’s reputation and trustworthiness among stakeholders, customers, and investors.
  • Better Decision-Making: Accurate GHG data and reporting help organizations make informed decisions on emission reduction strategies, resource allocation, and sustainability initiatives.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Compliance with ISO 14064 assists organisations in meeting regulatory requirements related to GHG emissions and reporting in various regions.
  • Improved Resource Efficiency: Identifying emissions sources and reduction opportunities can lead to improved resource efficiency, reducing costs and increasing profitability.
  • Competitive Advantage: ISO 14064 certification can provide a competitive edge by appealing to eco-conscious consumers and gaining access to green markets.

By adopting ISO 14064, businesses can enhance their environmental credibility, make informed decisions, and gain a competitive advantage in an increasingly eco-conscious market.

Do I need ISO 14064 in my ISO Compliance Register?

You will need ISO 14064 in your ISO Compliance Register if your business falls under one or more of the following categories:

  • Manufacturing Companies: Manufacturers can quantify emissions from their production processes and reduce their carbon footprint through energy efficiency measures.
  • Energy Providers: Utility companies can track emissions associated with energy generation and implement cleaner energy sources.
  • Transportation and Logistics: Shipping and logistics companies can measure emissions from their fleets and optimize routes for reduced carbon emissions.
  • Agriculture and Forestry: Organisations in these sectors can account for emissions from land use changes and engage in reforestation projects.
  • Service Providers: Even service-oriented companies can reduce emissions through energy-efficient office spaces and sustainable supply chain practices.

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