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Navigate the complexities of environmental regulations

In a world where environmental concerns are at the forefront of global discussions, understanding and complying with regulatory emissions schemes is paramount for businesses and industries alike. Governmental initiatives are pivotal in shaping how industries manage and mitigate their greenhouse gas emissions.

Whether you're navigating cap-and-trade systems, carbon taxes, or renewable energy mandates, LRQA equips you with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the complexities of environmental regulations and discover how your businesses can thrive in an era of environmental responsibility.

Our regulatory emission schemes services

Our people are experts and understand that every business is unique. That’s why we partner with you to fully understand your needs and goals and how we can best support you.

LRQA verification

Independent verification of your carbon footprint towards your environmental objectives, enhancing transparency and provide valuable insights to inform critical decisions.

Actionable insight

Our data-driven approach means our expertise in emission regulations is underpinned by extensive analytics, which can be applied to address current and future risks within your operations and supply chain.

Integrated approach

We combine organisation and product verified data to effectively address your organisation's climate change commitments against regulatory emission schemes.


Established by the EU, the European Union Emissions Trading is one of the world's largest and most comprehensive systems aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European Union. 

The EU ETS is a cornerstone of the EU's efforts to achieve its climate goals, promoting emission reductions, fostering innovation in cleaner technologies, and encouraging a transition to a low-carbon economy, demonstrating the EU's commitment to addressing climate change through market-based mechanisms and regulatory measures.

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Implemented by the United Kingdom, the United Kingdom Emissions Trading System provides a regulatory emissions scheme designed to address and control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within the UK and applies to energy intensive industries, power generation and aviation sectors.

An instrumental part of the EU ETS, the UK scheme aims to provide continuity of emissions trading and protect the competitiveness of UK businesses.

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The California Air Resources Board, also referred to as CARB, is the agency responsible for air quality in the California state government.

As one of the first verification bodies accredited by the California Air Resource Board, LRQA is a recognised verifier for the ARB mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting program, and we continue to be one of the most active verification bodies under the ARB program.

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US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is a federal regulatory agency responsible for overseeing and enforcing securities laws in the United States. final stages of drafting their new rule that will require US publicly traded companies to disclose annually how their businesses are assessing, measuring and managing climate-related risks.

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Proposed by the EU the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) aims to establish a fair price on carbon emissions embedded in the production of carbon-intensive goods entering the EU, encouraging cleaner industrial practices in non-EU countries.

The primary objective is to prevent carbon leakage, ensuring that industries within the EU remain competitive while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Why work with us?

Global capability

We’re everywhere you are. With highly qualified auditors worldwide, we can provide a local service, including regulatory emissions schemes, with a globally consistent dedication to excellence.

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Flexible delivery

In many cases, our regulatory emissions services can be delivered on-site or remotely using safe and secure technology. By blending face-to-face and digital methodologies we create a service delivery model to best support your needs.

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A history of firsts

We were first to receive accreditation to deliver certification services for a range of quality, environmental, and health and safety standards across the globe. And we continue to be instrumental in developing a variety of specific standards across different sectors, including verification services.

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Sustainable focus

With over 20,000+ audits carried out every year, including verification, we are one of the world’s largest ESG specialists. We have developed the world’s first end-to-end supply chain ESG due diligence platform, incorporating unique proprietary data that is verified from the ground up.

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Château Troplong Mondot obtains GES verification from LRQA

Read the case study detailing LRQA's GES verification for Château Troplong Mondot, where LRQA ensured standards were in line with the environmental cause: IWCA

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