There are FOUR key steps to attaining CEMARS certification.
Accurately measure your carbon footprint and understand your emission sources. We provide tools, templates and guidance to help calculate and report emissions. More »
Manage and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions at source through top management commitment by setting targets, planning emission reduction initiatives and annually tracking performance. More »
For integrity and to provide assurance on your market claims, your measurement is independently verified prior to certification. More »
We help you to communicate your CEMARS certified status. More »
|Certification is subject to annual renewal.|
CEMARS is the first two steps of carboNZero certification. CEMARS certified organisations have measured their organisations greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in compliance with ISO 14064–1, so they understand what their impact is on the global climate. They then make a commitment to managing and reducing their GHG emissions by creating an emissions management and reduction plan.
The GHG emissions included in the organisations measurement include all Scope 1 (direct emissions e.g. company owned vehicles), Scope 2 (indirect emissions e.g. purchased electricity) and mandatory Scope 3 emissions (indirect emissions that are not directly under the organisations control e.g. employee business travel). Additional non-mandatory Scope 3emissions are included depending on the results of screening tests and reference to programme guidance.
The organisation measurement focuses more on the business as a whole and does not extend significantly along the product supply chain.
Organisations with CEMARS certified products have measured both their organisations GHG emissions and their products lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the measurement is consistent with the PAS 2050 standard for measuring the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services. They then make a commitment to managing and reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (products carbon footprint) by creating an emissions management and reduction plan.
A product measurement is based on a lifecycle measurement methodology. When you buy a CEMARS certified product it means that the product in your hand has measured and reduced its GHG emissions. What does that actually entail? It means the organisation that made the product has measured how much the product impacts on the environment in terms of its raw materials, production or manufacture, and transport to point of retail.
Or to explain even further, the organisation has measured all the embodied emissions in the ingredients and packaging that make up the product, the emissions involved in transporting the product, producing the product, and distributing the product to retailers.
Upon successful completion, organisations with certified products receive the CEMARS ‘certified product’ logo to place on their product labelling and packaging.
Organisations with CEMARS certified services have measured both their organisations GHG emissions and their services GHG emissions so they understand what their impact is on the global climate. The measurement is consistent with the PAS 2050 standard for measuring the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services.
They then make a commitment to manage and reduce their GHG emissions (services carbon footprint) by creating an emissions management and reduction plan.
Upon successful completion, organisations with certified services receive the CEMARS ‘certified service’ logo to place on their service.
An estimate for the costs of CEMARS will be provided for your organisation on application. Upon registration, your organisation will be provided with access to measurement and reduction guidance and tools, via our password protected client pages, that help you prepare for verification. Upon certification, your organisation will receive a CEMARS certificate and the use of the CEMARS logo to promote your achievement.
IS0 14064-1 is the international standard for greenhouse gas quantification and reporting.