List of Verifiers

The firms listed below have been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to conduct GHG inventory verification services for members of The Climate Registry.

ANSI’s Accreditation Committee will consider additional verification bodies for accreditation on an approximately quarterly basis.

 

Advanced Waste Management Systems, Inc.

6430 Hixson Pike
Hixson, TN 37343
USA
www.awm.net

Rob Ellis
Director, Western Region
423-843-2206
robellis@awm.net

Aster Global Environmental Solutions, Inc.

3800 Clermont Street NW
North Lawrence, Ohio 44666
USA
www.asterglobal.com

Janice McMahon
President
330-294-1242
jmcmahon@asterglobal.com

Cameron-Cole, LLC

50 Hegenberger Loop
Oakland, CA 94621
USA
www.cameron-cole.com

Chris Lawless
Director, Greenhouse Gas Management Services
510-777-1858
clawless@cameron-cole.com

Environmental Services, Inc.

7220 Financial Way, Ste. 100
Jacksonville , FL 32256
USA
www.esicarbon.com

Janice McMahon
Forestry, Carbon, & GHG Services Director
330-833-9941
jmcmahon@esinc.cc

First Environment, Inc.

91 Fulton St.
Boonton, NJ 07005
USA
www.firstenvironment.com

Michael Carim
Environmental Specialist
973-334-0003
mic@firstenvironment.com

GHD Limited

455 Phillip St
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3X2
CAN
www.ghd.com

Jason Clarke
Program Manager
+1 (519) 340-4270
jason.clarke@ghd.com

KPMG Performance Registrar Inc.

777 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1K3
CAN
www.kpmg.com

Chris Ridley-Thomas
Vice President
604-691-3088
cridleythomas@kpmg.ca

LRQA, Inc. (formerly Ryerson, Master and Associates, Inc. (RMA))

1330 Enclave Parkway, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77077
USA
www.lrqausa.com

Dave Hadlet
Business Development Advisor
866-971-LRQA (5772)
Sales-USA@lrqa.com

NSF Certification, LLC

789 N. Dixboro Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
USA
www.nsf.org

Jamie Bush
Business Development Manager
Toll Free: 800 NSF MARK (800-673-6275)
Direct: 734-827-5668; Fax:734-827-3895
jbush@nsf.org

SAI Global

20 Carlson Court, Ste 100
Toronto, ON M9W 7K6
CAN
www.saiglobal.com

John Fraser
Product and Development Manager, Environment
800-465-3717; 416-401-8671
john.fraser@saiglobal.com

Ruby Canyon Engineering Inc.

743 Horizon Court, Ste. 385
Grand Junction, CO 81506
USA
www.rubycanyoneng.com

Michael Coté
Vice President
970-241-9298
mcote@rubycanyoneng.com

SCS Global Services

2000 Powell Street, Ste 600
Emeryville, CA 94608
USA
www.scsglobalservices.com

Karen Righthand
Director of Sales and Marketing
1.510.452.6817
krighthand@scsglobalservices.com

Stantec Consulting Ltd.

130 Somerset Street
Saint John NB E2K 2X4
Canada
www.stantec.com

Vicki Corning, P.Eng.
Senior Associate, Environmental Services
506-457-3216
vcorning@stantec.com

How To Select A Verification Body

Members of The Climate Registry have two options for selecting a verification body:

  1. Members can select an ANSI-accredited, TCR-recognized verification body from the list provided above.
  2. Members can select a verification body that is proceeding through ANSI’s GHG Accreditation Program to become accredited to The Climate Registry’s protocols.

TCR developed a Multiple Program Matrix to assist members of The Climate Registry that are additionally reporting to the California Air Resources Board (CARB). This matrix lists ANSI-accredited verification bodies and ANSI applicants eligible to perform verification services for The Climate Registry as well as CARB. The matrix also lists ANSI-accredited verification bodies that have been accredited to verify specific industry sectors.

Members should note that The Climate Registry will accept verification statements only from ANSI-accredited, TCR-recognized verification bodies. In choosing an ANSI applicant, please keep the following considerations in mind:

  • VBs must achieve accreditation against the scopes specified by ANSI in order to conduct verification work for clients that have operations in any of the following sectors:
  1. General (all organization-level reporting)
  2. Manufacturing
  3. Power Generation
  4. Electric Power Transactions
  5. Mining and Mineral Production
  6. Metals Production
  7. Chemical Production
  8. Oil and gas extraction, production and refining, including petrochemicals
  9. Waste
  • If the verification body does not succeed in attaining accreditation within nine months of the rendering of a verification statement, the verification statement will not be accepted by TCR and the member must have their inventory re-verified by another verification body.
  • In such a case, the verification body will be liable for the costs of the verification services it provided to the member. This liability must be explicitly included as a contractual term between the applicant verification body and the member.
  • Note that a verification body cannot become accredited until it has fulfilled the requirement for a witness assessment and, therefore, it must secure at least one client for verification services prior to becoming accredited. Starting December 31, 2009, verification bodies that are ANSI applicants may enter into a contract with a TCR member only in order to fulfill ANSI witness assessment requirements, as further explained in the policy announcement issued on August 24, 2009.
  • Verification bodies are allowed one year from the time they apply to ANSI’s accreditation program to attain accreditation. As such, members should ask verification bodies when they expect to complete the accreditation process and make sure the timing is acceptable.
  • A member’s emissions report will not be made public until its verification body has been accredited.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE ACCREDITED?

In order to attain accreditation, these verification bodies completed a rigorous assessment process in which they demonstrated independence, impartiality and competence to successfully verify GHG emission inventories. ANSI’s assessors evaluated the verification bodies through:

  • Desktop review of the verification body’s management systems and procedures
  • Onsite assessment consisting of a visit to the verification body’s office to interview personnel and review records
  • Witness assessment consisting of observation of a verification body conducting a facility visit as part of its verification activities for a client

This assessment is completed to ensure the verification body’s compliance with requirements defined in:

  • International Standard ISO 14065:2007, Greenhouse gases – Requirements for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies for use in accreditation or other forms of recognition
  • International Standard ISO 14064-3:2006, Greenhouse gases – Part 3: Specification with guidance for the validation and verification of greenhouse gas assertions
  • The Climate Registry’s General Verification Protocol, Version 2.0, June 2014

Currently there are no verification bodies proceeding through ANSI’s accreditation program.

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