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DNV expands climate change services by gaining GCC accreditation to support more companies with GHG emission reduction projects

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DNV has been awarded accreditation by the Global Carbon Council (GCC) which certifies it to deliver validation and verification services for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction projects worldwide, in alignment with the GCC program.

Dubai, 11 December – As one of 14 GCC approved verifiers, DNV can now deliver validation and verification services for businesses whose GHG emissions reduction projects are developed in line with the GCC scheme. 

In a ceremony that took place on Sunday 10 December at COP28, the world’s largest annual climate conference, Geir Fuglerud, CEO of Supply Chain & Product Assurance at DNV received the certificate on behalf of DNV. 

The Global Carbon Council (GCC) is a voluntary carbon offsetting program that aims to assist organizations to reduce their carbon footprints, help sectoral economy to diversify by adopting low-carbon pathways, and catalyse climate actions on ground. 

Anjana Sharma, Head of Sustainability for India at DNV, said, “More and more businesses are recognizing climate change as a serious societal problem, and that to take part in the solution they need to showcase strong efforts around decarbonization and sustainability as a whole. We expect an increasing number of businesses across the world to engage in GHG emissions reduction projects, and we are proud to be awarded GCC’s accreditation so we can support them on this important journey.” 

Geir Fuglerud said, “As we broaden the scope of our climate change services to address increasing demand, being accredited by GCC will establish trust and empower us to support a wider range of companies committed to ambitious decarbonization initiatives. With the raft of upcoming regulations mandating organizations to establish and disclose climate-positive actions, such as the reduction of GHG emissions and other corporate responsibility activities throughout their supply chains, DNV is well-positioned to be the trusted partner for businesses requiring sustainability assurance services worldwide, upheld to the highest standards.” 

DNV is also accredited by National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) against ISO 14065 and ISO 17029 to carry out validation and verification of GHG emission reduction projects based on ISO 14064-2 and the Voluntary Carbon Scheme (VCS). 

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