The 1st HKCAS Accredited GHG Vertification Body for ISO 14064-1
SGS successfully being the first accredited GHG verification body under the Government of the HKSAR, Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS) - Hong Kong Certification Body Accreditation Scheme (HKCAS).
WHY GETTING HKCAS ACCREDITED ISO 14064-1 VERIFICATION?
By engaging an independent third party to conduct ISO 14064-1 verification, the credibility and integrity of the greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory could be greatly enhanced, and can avoid challenges from the market for not acquiring independent third party accredited by the Hong Kong Government.
Reporting the verified GHG inventory using locally and internationally recognised standard - ISO 14064-1 on its own initiative, certainly facilitate the organization on establishing an environmentally friendly image and gain competitive edge in the market.
As the market is becoming mature for low carbon issues, more and more governments and companies report their own GHG emissions publicly through GHG verification schemes in different countries / industry sectors.
Getting HKCAS Accredited ISO 14064-1 Verification can assist your organisation to fulfill local and international sustainability reporting, tendering requirements and demonstrate organisation’s environmental effort at the same time.
WHO HAVE CONCERN ON ISO 14064-1?
Local Market (Hong Kong)
In some leading stock exchange markets in the world, such as Hong Kong, the plan on raising the level of obligation of GHG inventory disclosures has been discussed. The listed companies’ GHG emissions could be requested to be revealed in their annual / sustainability report starting from 2015. More and more building owners, building developers, facility management companies and hotels in Hong Kong have tenders mentioning low carbon / greenhouse gas verification issues.
Governments such as China and EU have already implemented mandatory GHG verification schemes for heavy GHG emissions industries several years ago, e.g. aviation (airlines and airports), utility companies (electricity, gas and fuel suppliers) and factories. As sustainability, low carbon, green services are hot topics in developed countries, large companies such as International Banks, Famous Brands, Large Retailers, International Buyers have reported their GHG emissions in their annual and/or sustainability reports.
In order to further reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, supply chain management becomes a key issue. Many factories are required by international buyers, local agents or mother companies to submit GHG verification statement issued by independent third party annually.
SGS is the first HKCAS Accredited Verification Body for ISO 14064-1 GHG Verification.
SGS is the leader in GHG verification in the world. We are experienced in ISO 14064-1 verification for more than 300 jobs in China, Hong Kong and Macau, such as:
- Facilities Management
WHAT IS ISO 14064-1?
ISO 14064-1 is an international standard defines the specific criteria and principles to unify the GHG inventory used by organizations among the globe. ISO 14064-1 is the most widely used and recognized internationally since 2006.
It is the only one standard accredited by HKCAS as verification criteria for GHG verification at organisational level.
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