Carbon Offset Verification

Verify your carbon offset projects with SCS: Forests, Land-Use, Energy, Industry, Agriculture, Blue Carbon, and more

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Carbon offset projects are developed to provide real reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by reducing, absorbing or avoiding the release of carbon dioxide. SCS Global Services works closely with project developers and landowners to provide third-party verification, a crucial step to secure the sale or trade of carbon credits in global carbon markets such as the California Cap-and-Trade Program. Certified projects have real climate mitigation benefits, backed by SCS’ reliability and long-standing climate expertise, with over 290 million tons of carbon emissions reductions verified to date.

SCS Global Services works with project developers, landowners, manufacturers, and private and municipal operators in a wide variety of industries. The SCS verification team has expertise with first-of-its-kind projects, with a long history of experience in Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land-Use (AFOLU), including forest inventory and sampling, remote sensing, GIS, forest biometrics, forest modeling, soil carbon, combined VCS-CCB audits, and combined FSC and forest carbon audits.

The SCS Greenhouse Gas Program currently employs three VCSA-approved Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) experts with experience in biometrics, soil carbon, and forestry projects, and offers VCS methodology review and project validation as well as verification services. Our staff not only bring expertise to your carbon offset project, but the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you are working with an experienced team that has verified over 290 million tonnes of Co2e emissions reductions.

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Why Choose SCS for Carbon Offset Verification?

SCS Global Services has become a leader in the carbon offset verification services market due to our commitment to quality, trust and transparency. To date, SCS has verified forest offset projects on five continents ranging from Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) projects to Reforestation and Improved Forest Management projects. Our carbon offset verification program has been voted best Validation/Verification Body (VVB) by peers and other carbon market experts for multiple years and our team continues to receive the highest ratings with customers.

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  • Project Assurance: Assure funders and buyers that your projects are making real climate mitigation benefits, backed by SCS’s reliability and long-standing climate expertise
  • Experienced Program Managers: Work with knowledgeable, credentialed staff with experience verifying a wide range of offset types
  • Brand Awareness and Increased Market Value: Provide independent confirmation of your emissions reduction claim for better access to carbon markets
  • Exceptional Customer Support: Receive support throughout the verification process and afterward
  • Industry Expertise: SCS has verified over 295 million tons of carbon emission reductions

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