Are you ready to be ISO 14064 Compliant ?
Are you ready to be ISO 14064 Compliant ? If the answer is “No”. Avi8 Commercial Drones can support you with accurate Green House Gas Detection-Data Collection and Mapping.What is ISO 14064 and from where does it originate
1. The ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) is the world’s largest developer and publisher of international standards. 2. The ISO 14000 series of Environmental Management Standards are intended to assist organisations in managing their environmental impact of their business practices and to constantly improve their environmental performance. 3. ISO 14064 provides organisations with the tools for programmes to measure, quantify and reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) and achieve carbon neutrality. 4. ISO 14064 is an internationally recognised standard and will provide a comprehensive environmental strategy for organisations to take part in voluntary and regulated programmes to offset their emissions.Since its introduction, this has allowed organisations to account and verify their Green House Gas (GHG) emissions with the intention of reducing their global footprint. 5. Completion of ISO 14064, along with the calculation and off-set of your Carbon Footprint contributes to the ISO 14001 certification.
The ISO 14064 standard is issued in three parts, as follows: Part 1 - Outlines the principles and requirements at organisational level for the quantification and reporting of GHG emissions and its removal. This includes focused guidance on GHG management, including its design, development, management and reporting and verification. Part 2 – Provides guidance for quantifying, monitoring and reporting of activities intended to cause emission reductions and removal enhancements from GHG projects. Part 3 – Defines the principles and requirements for the conducting of GHG information validation and verification, while guiding those who are conducting or managing this procedure. This can be applied to organisational or GHG project quantification, monitoring and reporting.
What is Green House Gas (GHG) and why is it important to manage GHG emissions
“A carbon footprint measures the total greenhouse gas emissions caused directly and indirectly by a person, organisation, event or product.” The Carbon Trust A Carbon Footprint takes all six of the “Kyoto Protocol” Greenhouse gases into consideration and is calculated using a Carbon Calculator. A very basic explanation is that Greenhouse Gases are made up of the six “Kyoto Protocol” greenhouse gases – Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Methane (CH4), Nitrous Oxide (N2O), Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and Sulphur Hexafluoride (SF6). These gases reside in the atmosphere and trap the heat trying to escape, causing the earth to heat up. There are three main causes:
Destruction of wooded areas such as rainforests.
Consumption of fossil fuels.
Increase in population.
Global warming has become an increasing concern in recent years, and governments across the world have made a priority of tackling this issue. The energy sector has therefore been under scrutiny for its contribution towards global warming, as well as becoming a target for potential legislation being enforced as a response. A high-profile example is the UK government’s 10-point plan for a ‘green industrial revolution’ which aims to reduce the nation’s emissions to meet a net zero-carbon target by 2050. This focuses on 10 sectors, several of which relate to energy. The importance of adhering to GHG emission obligations has become essential as it appears increasingly likely that further legislation will be passed for these long-term goals to be achieved. With new legislation on the cards, it's paramount your business understands and adheres to these regulations to avoid crippling fines and reputational damage.
Benefits of adhering to the ISO 14064 standard Implementing a quality management system that adheres to ISO 14064 will see tangible results for your business that extend beyond the general organisation of your GHG emissions. In the fast-moving and dynamic energy sector, maintaining safety, security, quality and compliance are essential daily activities that can lead to substantial benefits, including the following:
Identify GHG related risks and opportunities
Promote consistency and transparency around your GHG quantification, monitoring, reporting and reduction
Build the trust of key stakeholders and customers
Implement a clear GHG management strategy plan
Track performance in the reduction of GHG emissions
Promote accountability across your organisation
Demonstrate conformity to specified quality management system requirements
Ability to make informed decisions from the outset Adhering to your regulatory obligations is crucial for maintaining your company’s brand and reputation. Therefore, having a quality management system with regular updated data allows you to take responsibility for your GHG emissions and represents a benchmark for your quality operations.
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Regular data collection eases your compliance burden and allows you the confidence that you meet your essential regulatory requirements. The correct data input into your ISO compliance software offers your company and or organisation powerful benefits including: 1. Gaining a full insight into your organisation – Get a complete picture of your business and apply unprecedented intelligence and insight for long-term development. 2. Adhering to ISO 14064 - Regular good quality data will enable you to Manage, automate and centralise quality and compliance activities. 3. Making smart data-driven decisions – Make swift decisions with confidence which can contribute towards growing your business, unlocking new markets and securing new quality standards.
4. Creating a culture of quality – Ensure quality and compliance are the responsibility of everyone within your organisation by aligning your business around the satisfaction of both your customers and regulators. 5. Identifying risks and opportunities – Quickly identify potential issues and turn them into opportunities, guided by a single source of truth comprised of your quality information supported by first class data. 6. Impressing your auditors - Find out how Avi-8 Commercial Drones can assist and support your business with your ISO 14064 obligations.