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A scheme is a commitment that companies are either legally or voluntarily obligated to implement. Schemes vary in their coverage and are applied to a number of industry sectors.

LRQA undertakes verification against a number of assessment criteria. The list below shows the global schemes which LRQA assesses against.

Some of these are based on national or international standards, whereas others have specific scheme requirements developed by individual or collective users of certification.

A scheme is a commitment that companies are either legally or voluntarily obligated to implement. Schemes vary in their coverage and are applied to a number of industry sectors.


  • Corporate Reporting Verification

    Corporate reports may also be known as environmental, social responsibility or corporate social responsibility reports. LRQA can verify your corporate report against AccountAbility's AA1000 Assurance Standard (AA1000 AS) and Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (GRI).

  • Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS)

    The Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), is a voluntary EU directive designed to improve a company's environmental performance.

  • Greenhouse gas emissions

    LRQA work with organisations to help them demonstrate their emission reductions and compliance with national requirements.

  • TL 9000

    TL 9000 defines quality management system requirements for the telecommunications industry.

  • British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Food Standard

    The British Retail Consortium (BRC) created the global standard - food to establish a single common standard for the evaluation of companies supplying retailer branded foods. It has been developed to assist retailers in fulfilling legal obligations and to ensure the highest level of client protection.

  • Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

    CDM validation is the independent evaluation of a project activity against the requirements of CDM. It is based on the project's design documentation, in particular the project's baseline, monitoring plan and compliance with relevant UNFCCC and host party criteria, to establish whether tradable credits are generated.

  • TickIT

    An internationally recognised scheme for the application of ISO 9001 in a software development environment.

  • EU ETS Aviation

    Aviation has been added to the EU ETS (Emission Trading Scheme). Recent EU regulations require aircraft operators to monitor and report verified data on CO2 emissions arising from aviation activities on intra-EU flights and all flights entering and departing from EU airports.

  • BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials

    The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Packaging Society (formerly the Institute of Packaging - IOP) together created a global food packaging standard. It can be applied by manufacturers and converters packaging which will be used by the food industry. Although developed in the UK, the standard is acknowledged internationally.

  • EU ETS - European Union Emissions Trading Scheme

    The EU ETS is the largest multi-national regulated emissions trading scheme in the world. From 1 January 2005, participating organisations under the EU ETS are obliged to have their annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions independently verified and to surrender an equivalent number of allowances.

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