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Requirements – Basic Certification

The Carbon CareTM certification by Enviro-access for events recognizes efforts made by an organization or an event organizer to manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions responsibly. Through this recognition, Enviro-access confirms that the organization or the organizer is sensitive to the problem of climate change and proactive in managing the gas emissions produced in the planning and staging of the event.

Requirements for Carbon CareTM Basic Certification for an Organization

The organization category targets private and public companies, towns and municipalities, organizations, financial and educational institutions, etc.

An organization that wishes to achieve the basic certification must:

  • Have carried out a GHG emissions inventory in compliance with ISO standard 14064-1, including the direct and indirect energy emissions. This GHG emissions inventory must have been done by an Enviro-access team for an annual period ending during the year for which the certification shall apply OR have been audited, with a reasonable level of assurance, by an auditing firm accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).
  • Provide tangible proof of the various initiatives that clearly demonstrate its commitment to GHG reduction.
  • Sign an agreement pertaining to the logo’s conditions of use.

 

Requirements for Carbon CareTM Basic Certification for an Event

The event category rewards events of all sizes that have responsibly managed its greenhouse gas emissions and wish to promote their environmental devotion.

An organizer wishing to achieve the basic certification for an event must:

  • Carry out a GHG emissions inventory prior to the event based on the ISO standard 14064-1 and include emissions from sources listed in the appendix. This GHG emissions inventory must have been carried out or reviewed by the Enviro-access team.
  • Provide tangible proof of the various initiatives that clearly demonstrate the organizer’s commitment to reducing GHG emissions at the event.
  • Sign an agreement regarding the logo’s conditions of use.