The accreditation, which will take six months to achieve, will involve guidance from Achilles who will provide the tools and confidence to measure a greenhouse gas footprint in accordance with ISO14064 -1. The journey starts with robust emissions measurement through to credible emissions reduction and several audits from Achilles to receive accreditation.
Achilles provides the world’s leading greenhouse gas certification, CEMARS (Certified Emissions Measurement And Reduction Scheme). CEMARS is the first global greenhouse gas certification standard to be accredited and approved by the UK Environment Agency as a Carbon Trust Standard equivalent and an Early Action Metric in the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme. CEMARS is also a recognised verification standard under the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).
The key benefits of CEMARS to UKDN Waterflow will be
• Robust measurement aligned with international practice;
• Verified reductions in carbon emissions to support sustainability claims;
• Internationally recognised certification in compliance with ISO 14064-1; and
• Preparation for current and future legislative carbon reporting requirements
James Taylor, UKDN Waterflow’s Head of HSQE commented “CEMARS is recognised in major economies worldwide and can be applied as the common standard across global operations ensuring consistency of measurement and reduction. The standard is applicable to organisations in all sectors of all sizes.
Once accredited UKDN Waterflow will be one of only about 180 organisations globally who will be able to demonstrate carbon leadership with CEMARS.”