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Standards and schemes relating to climate change and sustainability
The EU ETS is the largest multi-national regulated emissions trading scheme in the world
The Gold Standard (GS) is an independent certification standard for carbon credits generated from Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects or Voluntary Emissions Reduction (VER) projects.
Increasing numbers of organisations are voluntarily monitoring their greenhouse gas emissions. ISO 14064 is an international standard that provides a framework for greenhouse gas accounting and verification.
Developed by Social Accountability International (SAI), SA8000 is an assessment and certification standard based on international human rights conventions that focus on improving working conditions.
The Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) provides a trustworthy, robust global standard for voluntary carbon offsets.
In the pursuit of reaching higher standards and transparency in OOCL’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting, OOCL is very pleased to announce its achievement in not only meeting the GHG Scopes 1 and 2 inventory verification requirements that it announced last year, but also for Scope 3 which focuses on indirect emissions associated to air travel by employees of its Hong Kong office and as defined in the “Greenhouse Gas Protocol – A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard”.
Earlier this year, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), met with representatives of both global and national verification bodies to discuss the pilot programme for the Verification of GHG Emissions from Maritime Transport (Marine MRV).
Royal Dutch Shell plc has just released their 2013 Sustainability Report.
On 25 March 2014, leading assurance services provider, LRQA, and the China Emissions Exchange (CEEX) joined forces to deliver the first public event in Hong Kong to announce details of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Carbon Market.
Madlen King has been successfully nominated to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) Global Market-Based Measure Technical Task Force (GMTF).