SES provides independent and impartial verification for programs and projects designed to improve your operation’s sustainability.
Since 2004, SES has verified carbon offsets throughout the U.S. and in Asia, Europe, and South America. This includes millions of acres of cropland, pasture, and rangeland projects in the U.S. SES has verified offsets for renewable energy and methane capture for livestock methane, active and abandoned coal mines, ozone depleting substances, and industrial wastewater systems.
Carbon Offset Verification
SES conducts carbon offset verification for voluntary and regulatory markets. Verified offset types include livestock methane capture, ozone-depleting substances, renewable energy, and mine methane capture. SES verifies offsets for California ARB Compliance Offset Protocols and the California Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).
Sustainability Program Verification
If your existing sustainability or other program does not have verification, we can help you establish auditing protocols to monitor and track your sustainability program performance. We also develop training and train verifiers to your standards.
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SES staff have more than twenty years of experience as independent verifiers. Our project work includes:
Carbon Offset Verification Projects
SES conducts offset verification under protocols for livestock methane production, ozone-depleting substances, and mine methane production. We verify the projects follow the ARB Compliance Offset Protocols, the most current version of the ARB Regulations (§95977 and §95978), and applicable ARB guidance documents. The project work includes completing and submitting a Notice of Verification Services, conflict of interest evaluation, and introductory meetings with clients.
Using preliminary data from the clients, we produce a verification plan and verification sampling plan. After completing this initial work, our team conducts a site visit and reviews documentation and data related to the client’s claim of offsets generated. We independently calculate the offset verification and issue a statement and report based on the findings.
SES reviewed sustainability practices for a poultry integrator with grower operations in California and produced its auditing protocol. We audit growers on a three-year cycle to verify the company’s sustainability claims.
Independent Company and Impartial Verifier
SES is an independently owned company with an unyielding commitment to impartiality. We confirm our team members have no conflicts of interest prior to working on any project. SES does not verify projects or programs that we consult on for GHG accounting and program development services.