Our service partners > Verification

The verification services provided by our partner organizations can provide companies with third party certification, verification and assurance of climate or sustainability data.

These services are accredited under internationally recognized standards, including relevant ISO or ISAE standards and are accredited to perform certification under schemes such as the EU ETS and Western Climate Initiative.

Bureau VeritasBureau Veritas, through its 45,000 employees in 140 countries, takes its 300,000+ clients beyond quality, health, safety, and environmental compliance.

Bureau Veritas provides verification and certification in energy and carbon, bringing detailed capability in strategy, footprinting, reduction and associated data management and carbon disclosure, across diverse industrial and commercial client operations.

As a proven sustainability assurance leader, our independent verification and certification is provided against a range of GHG standards, schemes and guidelines including ISO14064, GHG Protocol, CDP, EUETS, CDM/JI and PAS2050.

Bureau Veritas is actively involved in GHG working groups, including ETS national groups, Technical Committee for ISO 14064, CRC-WG and the IETA Verifiers group for the EUETS.

To learn more visit www.bureauveritas.com.


LRQALRQA Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance is a member of the Lloyd’s Register Group and is a leading independent provider of Business Assurance services including certification, validation, verification and training across a broad spectrum of standards and schemes to clients in over 120 countries. LRQA helps organizations manage their climate change challenges to improve environmental and business performance to meet stakeholders’ needs against a range of GHG standards and schemes including ISO14001, ISO14064, CDP, CDM/JI, PAS2050, EUETS, EN16001, TCR, CAR and numerous domestic schemes. 

Recognized by over 45 accreditation bodies, we also participate in the technical committees that improve and develop standards including ISO, IETA, WRI, WBCSD and the ETG.  We are also Vice President of the DIA.

Why verify? Find out more about 3rd party verification of CDP data

To learn more visit www.climatechange.lrqa.com.



SGSSGS is a leading provider of environmental and climate change assurance services. Its global team of specialist GHG verifiers provide flexible and tailored services to meet individual client needs. SGS’ worldwide accreditations including CDM, EUETS and ISO 14064-1 are testament to the quality and independence of its procedures and approach.

SGS apply these same exacting standards to tailored assurance solutions designed for voluntary markets. Whether making corporate, project or product emissions declarations, reduction claims or providing carbon neutral services; the SGS approach is designed to maximise efficiency of the verification process whilst retaining impartiality and upholding accreditation standards.

To learn more, visit sgs.com/climatechange.

Contact SGS

Francesca Cerchia – francesca.cerchia@sgs.com

South East Asia Pacific
Stephen Glynatsis – stephen.glynatsis@sgs.com

China and Hong Kong
Joe Sun - joe.sun@sgs.com

North America
Francesca Cerchia – francesca.cerchia@sgs.com

South America
Alicia Fernandez – alicia.fernandez@sgs.com


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Leading companies partner with us to accelerate our mission. They experience a range of benefits including:

  • A link to the CDP network of 767 investors, some 5,000 companies and many governments.
  • Working alongside best-in-class organizations selected to be CDP partners.
  • Networking and relationship building.
  • Increased expertise by working with the gold standard of carbon reporting.
  • Contributing to the growth in disclosure and transparency.

To find out more about our partner program, please contact partnerships@cdp.net.

Want to know more?

Verifcation FAQs »

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CDP verification template »


Email verification@cdp.net to ask a question or give us your thoughts on verification. We will respond or send it to our expert working group.

Webinar recordings

1) Verification of Climate Data: benefits and importance of verification.

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2) Understand CDP’s verification requirements and how to meet them: Find out about CDP’s 2012 verification requirements, why the right standard is a fundamental tool for your company and what guidance is available from CDP.

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3) Verbessern Sie die Glaubwürdigkeit Ihrer Daten - durch Verifizierung: Was ist ein typischer Verifizierungsprozess? Was ist die Bedeutung für Firmen und welche Hilfeleistung stellt das CDP? Ist es zu spät um für 2012 eine Verifizierung vorzunehmen und dafür Punkte zu erhalten?

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CDP white paper

Want to find out more about verification? Read the CDP paper, Verification of climate data. This paper provides an insight into verification and assurance, why third party verification is important and how it can benefit companies, along with practical guidance on the topic.

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