EDMONTON, AB (March 22, 2011) TSX, NYSE: STN Stantec Consulting Ltd.’s Atmospheric Environment Group has been awarded accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for verification of assertions related to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Accreditation #0805). The Scope of Accreditation is for verification of emissions and removals at the organizational level for Group 1 – General.
Stantec Consulting Ltd. is one of only 22 companies in North America that are currently ANSI accredited. ANSI’s accreditation under ISO 14065 provides an independent assessment of competence and conformance with internationally recognized environmental standards.
Stantec’s current accreditation is applicable to corporate reporters seeking verification of their GHG inventories and the firm expects to expand its accreditation to scopes that cover other programs and registries associated with ANSI. Accreditation provides confidence to industries, regulators, and investors who rely on GHG assertions or claims that the verifiers are competent, have systems in place to manage impartiality, and can provide the required level of assistance on a consistent basis.
ANSI’s GHG accreditation program is applicable to a broad spectrum of industries that require third-party verification of their GHG assertions to the following programs and registries, among others.
- Pacific Carbon Trust
- American Carbon Registry
- Climate Action Reserve
- The Climate Registry
- Verified Carbon Standard
The rigorous accreditation process involved a review of Stantec’s staff qualifications, project experience, quality control systems, and adherence to ISO standards. It also included on-site assessments and a field assessment of a verification of a GHG inventory. “Hundreds of organizations report their GHG emissions to established bodies such as The Climate Registry. We can now easily assist them in meeting stringent third- party verification requirements,” says Dr. Mike Murphy, leader of Stantec’s Atmospheric Environment Group.
Stantec has assembled one of North America’s most experienced climate services teams, comprised of scientists, engineers, planners, business strategists, and environmental market specialists who have worked on hundreds of climate and GHG related projects.
Services include GHG emissions benchmarking, management, planning, and verification; carbon footprint evaluations of facilities, operations and distribution/transportation networks; risk and vulnerability assessments; carbon market analysis and offsets; life cycle and embedded carbon assessment of products and supply chains; climate change policy formulation; and carbon sequestration support.
Stantec provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects. We support public and private sector clients in a diverse range of markets, at every stage, from initial concept and financial feasibility to project completion and beyond. Our services are offered through approximately 10,500 employees operating out of more than 160 locations in North America.