CO2 footprint is synonymous with CO2 footprint or carbon footprint: a measure, expressed in tons of CO2 , for the emission of CO2 as a result of the use of fossil fuels in traffic, aviation, transport, production of electricity, heating, etc. which in any case includes all scope 1 and 2 emissions separately.
You can register your organisation here to get started with the certification.
After your organisation is registered, you will receive an invoice. Within a week after the payment is done and processed, you will receive login details.
We have published a video and a practical guide containing all the steps you can go through to obtain a certificate. The Handbook contains all the requirements of the CO2 Performance Ladder.
The SKAO has drawn up a list of all Ladder Certifying Organisations (CIs). Only these parties have been authorised by the SKAO to issue a CO2 awareness certificate. All CBs have been accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Council.
A Ladder Certifying Body (CB) is a conformity assessment body that has been authorized by Foundation for Climate Friendly Procurement and Business (SKAO) to perform a certification or audit (also called a ladder assessment) if this CB has been issued by the Council for Accreditation or by another accreditation organization with which the The Accreditation Council concluded a Multi Lateral Agreement MLA (EA / IAF) - is accredited for the activity "management system certification of the CO2 awareness system according to the CO2 Performance Ladder.
A Verifying institution is an agency that is allowed to verify an emission inventory. VIs are accredited in accordance with ISO 14065 and / or accredited by the RvA for the performance of emission verifications in the framework of the European emission trading system (EU-ETS). In addition, agencies may also verify emission inventories if they have been declared competent by the SKAO.
You do not need a consultant when implementing the CO2 Performance Ladder. The practical guide for companies explains what a company can do to obtain and maintain a certificate. However, a consultant can assist you and help you on your way.
Bio gas is gas that is produced from renewable sources. The term green gas is used to indicate that it is biogas that has been brought to natural gas quality. Just as for green electricity, there is a certification system for biogas and green gas. Read more.
Green electricity means electricity generated by sun, wind, water or biomass. Read more about green energy and the relationship with the CO2 Performance Ladder.
The CO2 Performance Ladder is a CO2 management system. A management system is a coherent set of agreements and working methods and an organisational structure for systematic management and improvement of business processes to achieve the set goals. Other well-known management systems are, for example, ISO 9001 (quality management system), 14001 (environmental management system) and 50001 (energy management system). All management systems are aimed at continuous improvement and have a PCDA cycle (Plan Do Check Act). Management systems include components such as an internal audit and management review.
The CO2 Performance Ladder has been accepted by the Accreditation Council (RvA) as an accredited certification system in accordance with NEN-EN-ISO-IES 17021, certification of management systems. The RvA acceptance for this scheme is known as S571. The Accreditation Council accredits conformity-certifying bodies. The RvA guarantees expert, impartial and independent supervision of the assessment of the certifying bodies.
Conformity-certifying bodies that meet the standard (CO2 Performance Ladder) receive formal accreditation. This means that they may use the accreditation mark. Certificates and reports provided with this brand are accepted in almost all countries worldwide. All ladder CIs are accredited by the RvA.
The CO2 Performance Ladder is an initiative from the market. The Ladder is therefore not supported by subsidy or government involvement. The principle of the Ladder is that all companies and organisations involved jointly finance the Ladder and contribute proportionately to the costs of the Ladder. These are paid for: the site, the helpdesk, further development, support of initiatives, management certification scheme, the foundation etc.
Your organisation will only be published on the SKAO website once the CO2 aware Certificate has been obtained. If you have a certificate but you are not yet listed on the website, please notify SKAO via email@example.com.