Transition Period for ISO 14064-1:2018 that ISO 14064-1:2018 has been published (Publication Date: 18 December 2018), it is important to consider how your organisation is going to make the transition to the revised International Standard as it replaces ISO 14064-1:2006.

As you will be aware ISO 14064-1:2018 is the International Standard providing the specification with guidance at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals.

The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) published a Resolution 2017-15 earlier in 2017 to describe the Transitional Arrangements for the revision of ISO 14064-1:2006.

“The IAF General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee, resolved that the Transitional Arrangement for the Revision of ISO 14064-1:2006 & ISO 14064-2:2006 be three years from the date of publication of the revised standard”.

As the publication date is 18 December 2018, the transitional period of three years ends on 18 December 2021.

Within this transition timeline:

Accreditation Bodies (ABs) shall be ready to carry out transition assessment for ISO 14064-1:2018 within 6 months (18 June 2019) from the date of publication of the revised standard. Note: If there is an exception to the above, the AB shall justify the exception based on valid reasons.

Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) shall complete the transition with ABs for ISO 14064-1:2018 within 3 years (18 December 2021) from the date of publication of the revised standard.

If you are seeking to transition to ISO 14064-1:2018 or have any questions about the transition, please comment below.


  1. Review your current Greenhouse Gas reporting under ISO 14064-1:2006 with your Verification & Validation Body / Certification Body.
  2. Undertake a Gap Analysis between the requirements of ISO 14064-1:2006 & the new version, ISO 14064-1:2018..
    If you have not had a transition audit, you may have to undergo a Stage 1 and Stage 2 Audit to the ISO 14001:2015 requirements.
  3. Make your transition to ISO 14064-1:2018 based on your Gap Analysis.
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