European Regulation 2015/757 requires reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions caused by international shipping. With this Regulation, the European Union (EU) requires owners of vessels more than 5000GT, regardless of flag, to Monitor, Report and Verify (EU-MRV) their carbon emissions on all transport work. This applies to voyages carried out after 01.01.2018 and calling at least once in an EU territory port.
To verify compliance, Control Union Certifications Germany GmbH is ISO 14065 accredited by the German accreditation body DAkkS. Our qualified staff is based at all relevant shipping hubs around the world and therefore able to provide fast service. Our MRV experts will review monitoring plans and verify emission reports. Based on a positive result, we will issue the document of compliance.
The content of the Monitoring Plan is pre-defined by the EU-MRV and shall at least provide the following information:
Accredited independent third party verifiers, such as Control Union, are responsible for the approval of the monitoring plan, verification of the emission report and the issuance of a document of compliance. Shipping companies must submit the monitoring plan to the corresponding verifier for each of their ships. The verifier shall assess the conformity of the Monitoring Plan with the requirements laid down in the EU-MRV regulation. Furthermore, the independent verifier shall assess the emission report and, if the report is free of material misstatements, issue a document of compliance stating that the emission report has been verified as satisfactory. The verifier will inform the EC of the issuance of this document.
More information can be found in our EU-MRV brochure.