The Draft International Standard (DIS) Consultation for the revision of ISO 14065 closes today (1 April 2020).
The current version of ISO 14065 contains general principles and requirements for the competence, consistent operation and impartiality of bodies performing validation/verification as conformity assessment activities for the purpose of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) assertions.
It has been revised to embrace the validation and verification of environmental information, in all its many forms including water footprints and assurance of environmental reports.
Additionally, it is compatible with ISO/IEC 17029:2019, which was published earlier last year to provide a new form of recognition for validation and verification activities.
It should be noted that United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) provides accreditation to the current, ISO 14065:2013 to organisations providing validation and/or verification of greenhouse gas (GHG) assertions as well as a variety of other schemes described below:
EU Emissions Trading Scheme
Commission Regulation 601/2012 on the monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions pursuant to Directive 2009/29/EC amending Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council for installations and aircraft operators with activities as specified according to the Activity Groups in Annex I of Regulation 600/2012.
GHG emissions from maritime transport
Verification of GHG emissions data from Maritime Transport in accordance with Regulation EU 2015/757 of the European Parliament and of the council of 29th April 2015 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport, and amending directive 2009/16/EC. Delegated Acts/Commission Implementing Regulations 2016/1927, 2016/1928, 2016/2071, 2016/2072
– Assessment of monitoring plans
– Verification of emissions reports
Forestry Commission Woodland Carbon Code
Validation of assertions under the Forestry Commission’s Woodland Carbon Code
Verification of assertions under the Forestry Commission’s Woodland Carbon Code
PAS 2050: 2011
Verification of life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services according to PAS 2050:2011
Verification of biomethane
Green Gas Trading Limited Biomethane Certification Scheme version 4
It is anticipated that the ballot for the DIS version will be followed by the FDIS (Final Draft International Standard) leading to final publication later this year.
If your organisation is undertakes verification or validation, you may wish to:
1. Obtain a copy of ISO DIS 14065.
2. Review and understand the revised requirements.
3. Monitor the revision process leading to the FDIS and final publication.