Climate Active or ISO Certification
To achieve ISO 14064 -1 (Greenhouse gases — Part 1: Specification with guidance at the organisation level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals) or the Australian government’s carbon neutral Climate Active certification it is highly recommended to engage an experienced carbon advisor to conduct the GHG Assessment (carbon footprint).
While there is no statutory requirement for you to have your carbon footprint third party verified, it is recommended by ISO 14064 and a requirement of the Australian government’s carbon neutral scheme.
How it works
Climate Active Certification: The Australian government’s carbon neutral standard.
After applying for carbon neutral certification and being accepted, you are required to maintain the licence agreement of your carbon neutrality by meeting set obligations. Achieving and maintaining certification commonly involves paying annual certification and auditing fees.
ISO 14064 -1: International certification
Similar to the process for Option 2, ISO 14064-1 recommends a third-party independent audit to validate that the assessment of your carbon footprint meets all of the requirements of the Standard.
A third-party verifier that is accredited to ISO 14064-1 is required to ensure that the carbon footprint meets the requirements of the greenhouse Gas Protocol – Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard.
Who is this for?
Suitable for business wishing to achieve ISO 14064 -1 (certification) or have your carbon footprint certified under the Australian government’s carbon neutral ‘Climate Active’ certification.