Classification society ABS is the first class society to have been awarded accreditation to perform assessments for EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) compliance by Greece’s National Accreditation Body, the Hellenic Accreditation System.
“With multiple ways to meet EU MRV requirements, owners look for a trusted advisor like ABS to evaluate the options,” says ABS executive vice president for global marine, Kirsi Tikka. “ABS is already working with owners and operators to help them verify that their monitoring plans are in compliance with the requirements.” Additionally, ABS uses its nautical systems (NS) fleet management software to facilitate MRV compliance through the NS voyage performance manager module. Data is captured automatically through the NS autologger or from noon reports. The MRV requirement is built seamlessly into the application for easy reporting.
Bureau Veritas and ClassNK joined ABS in receiving accreditation. They were awarded accreditation from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) as an EU MRV verifier. As an independent third party, the class societies help with EU MRV compliance by assessing that plans are aligned with requirements and verifying that emissions reporting is prepared in conformance with the accepted monitoring plan.
Meanwhile, Verifavia, verification company for the transport sector, announced that it has also been fully accredited by UKAS.
This accreditation enables Verifavia Shipping to perform EU MRV services, not only for the assessment of monitoring plans, but also for the verification of carbon emission reports according to the ISO 14065 standard and regulation 757/2015. In addition, Verifavia will be able to assess or verify any ship anywhere in the world, regardless of country of ownership, flag state, or class.