EU emissions trading for stationary facilities
The 3rd trading period for EU emissions trading began in 2013. It forms an integral part of European environmental policy for achieving the CO2 reduction targets set for 2020. With the amendment of Directive 2 003/87/EC in 2009, the requirements for emissions reporting were extended. This applies to existing plants, the newly added plants of the petrochemical and metal industry and a few other industrial sectors.
The monitoring of emissions and the relevant reporting are subject to an EU-wide monitoring regulation as of January 1st, 2013. In addition to the Verification Ordinance, which regulates additional conditions for accreditation and monitoring of the testing laboratory, it is part of the harmonisation process of the European regulations.
The CO2 emissions determined must continue to be submitted to the competent authority by March 31st in the form of the emissions report verified by an expert body. Since 2013 the emission reports are to be submitted directly to DEHSt (German Emissions Trading Authority) . The expert body shall enter the verified emissions quantity in accordance with TEHG in the Union Register by March 31st.
The annually determined CO2 emissions are recorded in an emissions report. This is checked and verified by an expert bodyapproved by the national accreditation body (DAkkS: Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH) in accordance with EU Regulation 765/2008 for sufficient safety, conformity and plausibility.
- Verification of allocation applications, capacity expansions and emission reports
- Independent, professional, timely verification of emissions and tonne-kilometre data
- Checking the compliance of the monitoring and reporting methodology (monitoring plan) with the monitoring regulations
- Within the framework of the verification report, specific recommendations and information on improving the emission data management system and the structures for quality assurance and control
- Regular information on current developments and changes in emissions trading through our newsletter and various events of the GUTcert Academy
- Transparency and efficiency: You receive a detailed audit report with tips for the systematic improvement of your data quality and process descriptions - you benefit for your future annual reports
- Company size: We are many, fast and efficient - our wide pool of environmental experts and auditors minimizes your time expenditure and guarantees timely verification if orders are placed on time
- Professional expertise: Our auditors have many years of experience in emissions trading and are additionally qualified to certify according to ISO 14001, 9001, 50001 and more
- Contacts: GUTcert is one of the market leaders in the verification of emissions reports – with us you will always have competent contacts in all procedural matters and are always up to date with the latest developments in emissions trading. And with our central energy team, you can always reach a competent contact person for all process questions and beyond
- Industry knowledge: Our experts know your industry – they know what you're talking about
- Global network: International experience and our global network within the AFNOR Group enable us to operate worldwide – we speak your language, no matter where
- Comprehensive experience: GUTcert has accompanied more than 200 facilities required to do emissions trading since the start of emissions trading. And since 1997 we have been operating successfully in the field of quality, energy and environmental management systems according to DIN, ISO, EMAS and AQAP