Verifavia accredited as a full Global Independent EU MRV Verifier

Sarah Carter
Sarah Carter

02 March 2017

Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector (aviation and shipping), has been fully accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) as a global EU monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) verifier.

This accreditation enables Verifavia Shipping to perform EU MRV services, not only for the assessment of monitoring plans, but also for the verification of carbon emission reports according to the ISO 14065 standard and regulation 757/2015.

In addition, Verifavia will be able to assess or verify any ship anywhere in the world, regardless of country of ownership, flag state, or class.

Implemented on 1st July 2015, the shipping MRV regulation is now a pressing reality for more than 12,000 vessels visiting EU ports, with the first regulatory deadline on 31st August 2017.

Ship owners and operators of vessels exceeding 5,000 GT and operating in the EU have just five months to prepare and submit their ship-specific monitoring plans to monitor and report carbon emissions, fuel consumption, and associated transport work.

To obtain accreditation as an independent verification body, Verifavia had to adequately demonstrate its capabilities in providing EU MRV verification services.

Moreover, the company had to undergo a rigorous assessment process with UKAS, which assessed its competence, impartiality, and performance capability.