VCS audits are undertaken by auditors known as validation/verification bodies (VVBs) which are tasked with validating project descriptions and verifying actual emission reductions. All projects under the VCS Program must be independently audited to ensure compliance with rigorous VCS requirements for environmental integrity.
VCS is a comprehensive quality-assurance system for carbon credits issued in voluntary markets. Projects use Verified Carbon Standard requirements to ensure their carbon reductions meet accepted quality standards and are independently verified, uniquely numbered and transparently listed in a central database.
Projects must be developed in accordance with an approved methodology or with a methodology from an approved GHG program. Many methodologies have been developed under the UN Clean Development Mechanism, and all may be used to develop projects under VCS. Projects may also use methodologies developed under the VCS Program, notably in the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use sector. Methodologies developed by the Climate Action Reserve, with the exception of CAR’ s Forest protocol, may also be used to develop VCS projects. Project proponents can develop a project description and monitoring report concurrently and have the documents validated and the emission reductions verified at the same time.
We congratulate EPIC for being adjudged as the Best Verifications Agency second year in succession. With our own experience with their team we feel that EPIC deserves to win these international awards. While conducting CDM audits, without making any compromise on regulatory compliance and time lines EPIC is discharging their duties very responsibly. - Mr.S.U.Joshi, Director ofSahyadri Industries Limited, Pune, India : Expert manufacturer and service provider in Asia for infrastructure products and services
EPIC has been one of the most efficient and reliable DOE we have worked with in India and South East Asia for various CDM and VCS projects. They have extremely well qualified auditors and able senior management. We are really looking forward to continue working withthem. - Mr.Santosh Kumar Singh, Regional Director ER Projects Southeast Asia, South Pole Group : Leading and World renowned carbon market player based in Zurich, Switzerland
After screening all DOEs operating in Latin Americain the last quarter of 2014, we at EssencisSoluçõesAmbientais S.A. ended up selecting the EPIC Sustainability for performing certification assessments (verifications) for the large landfill gas (LFG) collection and destruction CDM project activity implemented in our landfill located in Caieiras, São Paulo in Brazil. We are very happy with the assessments performed by EPIC and their superior technical approach. Furthermore, the very fast reaction time from EPIC technical and operational teams has been instrumental for successfully meeting the CER delivery schedule towards our current Annex-I project participant based in Europe. - Mr. Fernando Souza Nazareth de Freitas, EssencisSoluçõesAmbientais S.A, SOLVI Group, Brazil : Leading organization involved in the running of many LFG projects in Latin America
EPIC Sustainability has always delivered the CDM and VCS project reports on scheduled time and their team was found to be very simple and attentive. They are very committed to accomplish the tasks in time with quality. We wish them all success in future. - Mr.Bharathi Kannan Venkatachalam, Head of GHG & CDM Projects, Tamilnadu Spinning Mills Association TASMA, India : One of the World’s biggest renewal energy GHG/CDM project aggregators & developers
We confirm the quality of work of EPIC team for Gold Standard project verification. The technical knowledge of EPIC’s contribution allowed us to complete our Gold Standard project verification work well in time. - Mr.StefanSontheimer, Directeur, Quadran Pacific, France :A leading renewal energy producer
We found EPIC team as receptive, professional and on time while delivering services throughout the engagement. In spite of the present carbon market conditions EPIC stayed the course to continue to work well in challenging times and industry. - Ms.Vichitra Thiyagarajah, Country Manager for Malaysia and Group General Counsel, Alternative Energy Corporation, Singapore : A leading engineering and operations company with one of the largest portfolio of running waste water treatment plants and renewal energy projects
EPIC has carried out the CDM auditing work for our renewable energy projects in a record time and successfully met the strict time lines. We are confident that EPIC will continue to do good work in the industry. - Mr.Gopal Gandhi, Head of Projects & Advisor, Rajasthan State Mines and Minerals Limited, India : Owner of Mines &Renewable energy projects
EPIC participated as an exhibitor at Asia Pacific Carbon Forum 2016 at Jeju island, Republic of Korea during 5th to 7th September. We thank all for visiting our booth.
EPIC participated as an exhibitor at Africa Carbon Forum 2016 at Kigali, Rwanda during 28th to 30th June. We thank all for visiting our booth.
EPIC participated as an Exhibitor at Carbon Expo, Cologne, Germany during 25-27th May 2016 and thank all the visitors to the booth
EPIC Team had participated in COP 21 during December 2015 at Paris and was pleased with the signing of the historic and land mark Paris Climate Change Agreement
EPIC Team had participated in Jakarta Climate Festival and Forestry Conference supported by UN-REDD and conducted by Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia during February 2016
Gold Standard audits
Social carbon audits
Climate Community & Biodiversity Alliance audits (CCB – forestry audits)
REDD mechanism forestry audits
Plan Vivo audits
Climate Bond Certification
Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM, Japan) certification
Sustainability Reporting & Assurance
MRV, NAMA, INDC and related interventions
WCD compliance auditing