GHG ISO 14064

ISO 14064 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) OR GREENHOUSE GAS PROTOCOL (GHGP) Verification

Greenhouse Gas Emission Validation and Verification Programme

Greenhouse Gas Emission Validation and Verification Programme

WHAT IS ISO 14064?

To combat climate changes more effectively and better manage Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, organisations need to actively conduct reviews of their activities more frequently.

ISO 14064 is an addition to the ISO 14000 family of international environmental management standards. Governments and industries can utilise these standards to reduce GHG emissions, manage carbon footprints and facilitate emissions trading.

ISO 14064 standard consists of three parts. Each part plays an instrumental role in ISO 14064 standards and GHG verification. The parts specify various requirements of the standard and verification. They are meant to guide across the essential aspects related to the standard.

  • Part 1: The first part specifies the requirements for the design and development of organisational or entity-level GHG inventories.
  • Part 2: The second part provides requirements for quantifying, monitoring, and reporting emission reductions and removal enhancements from GHG projects.
  • Part 3: The third part provides the needs and guidance for conducting GHG information validation and verification.


The GHG validation and verification measures and reports the emissions data of your company.

Businesses do their greenhouse gas (GHG) verification and validation assessment for various reasons. It could be for the annual report, meeting regulatory requirements, or communicating the GHG reduction achievements to their customers.

Verifying your GHG emissions demonstrates your commitment to sustainability and that your reductions are tangible, credible, and quantifiable to external stakeholders.

The GHG verification and validation are conducted under the ISO 14063-3 standards. It ensures that your business’s current GHG emissions align with the reporting standards, frameworks, and requirements.


With extensive expertise, TÜV SÜD provides the following services for organisations around the world and across different industries:

  • Validation & Verification of GHG assertion/inventory
  • Assessment of the GHG information system and its control
  • Assessment of GHG data and information
  • Assessment against validation or verification criteria
  • Issuance of Validation and Verification statement


ISO 14064 acts as an effective business tool for organisations to comply with current greenhouse gas inventory regulations or prepare for future ones. This is also one of the ways to manage risks in environmental management. ISO 14064 can be used to promote organisational efforts in GHG management and reductions.


Contact TÜV SÜD to get started on your ISO 14064 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Verification:

  1. Pre-assessment evaluation: To evaluate the TÜV SÜD PSB’s capability to undertake specific verification services including required resource, cost and time.
  2. Verification Planning: To conduct strategic & risk assessment of organisation or project’s operation and plan for verification process.
  3. Conducting Verification: To perform desktop review and onsite verification activities.
  4. Issuance of Verification Report and Statement

Please view the Application & Process Flow of a GHG Validation or Verification programme.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Is ISO 14064 & GHG Protocol certifiable?

    ISO 14064 & GHG Protocol is not certifiable. It is a process of Validation and Verification. The Verification statement and report help organisations demonstrate their commitment to curtailing emissions through voluntary and concrete steps. The deliverables can show an organisation's compliance with the international standard based on Carbon accounting. The report can further assist a company in aligning on decarbonisation goals and metrics and generate decarbonisation roadmaps in their organisation.

  • How can my organisation initiate the ISO 14064 Greenhouse Gas Verification process with TÜV SÜD?

    To initiate the ISO 14064 Greenhouse Gas Verification process with TÜV SÜD, contact us here to discuss your needs and goals.

    • Get a pre-assessment to evaluate your GHG inventory and readiness for verification.
    • Collaborate with TÜV SÜD experts to tailor the verification process to your requirements.
    • Allow verification audits, with desktop review and potential site visits to assess your GHG data and reporting.
    • Receive a detailed verification report and a statement verifying your GHG inventory accuracy and compliance with ISO 14064 standards.


  • Can GHG verification contribute to a company’s sustainability goals?

    Yes, GHG verification can contribute to a company’s sustainability goals. It helps quantify the greenhouse gas emissions from a company’s operations, enabling it to demonstrate its commitment to mitigating climate change.


  • Why is GHG verification essential for businesses?

    Managing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is mandatory for all businesses today. The GHG verification offers a few significant benefits:

    • Credibility and Transparency: Greenhouse gas emissions verification increases your credibility. It establishes trust in your reported emissions data. Your proven commitment to accurate and transparent reporting could also help you align your business with stakeholders’ demands and open it to potential green financing opportunities.

    • Risk Management and Cost Savings: Identify emission hotspots within your operations to implement targeted reduction strategies. Low emissions lead to cost savings through improved efficiency and help avoid non-compliance penalties.

    • Enhanced Sustainability: Set meaningful and measurable emission reduction targets based on verified data. Drive progress towards your sustainability goals and demonstrate genuine commitment with verification of GHG based on ISO 14064 or GHG Protocol.

    • Market Differentiation and Competitive Advantage: Confidently communicate your sustainability achievements and attract environmentally conscious customers and investors. With GHG verification, your organisation can position itself as a leader in sustainability and gain a competitive edge.


  • How does the GHG verification and validation process work?

    The greenhouse gas emissions verification process involves several key steps:

    • Inventory Development: Quantify your organisation’s GHG emissions based on relevant protocols and industry best practices.
    • Independent Verification: A qualified GHG verifier from TÜV SÜD assesses your inventory, methodology, and internal controls against the standard’s requirements.
    • Verification Statement: TÜV SÜD confirms the accuracy and completeness of your reported data.

    By actively participating in GHG verification, businesses can demonstrate their commitment to sustainability, enhance their credibility, and achieve their emission reduction goals.



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