Validation & Verification

SustainCERT provides Validation and Verification services for the Gold Standard microscale scheme.  Please see here for a description of the Gold Standard certification cycle

Our third party Validation and Verification services are carried out as follows:

  • Client completes a pre-engagement form and enters into a contractual agreement with SustainCERT
  • SustainCERT chooses the best Team to carry out the assignment and communicates this to the Client.
  • The assignment is planned by SustainCERT according to the profile of each project and the timeline is shared with the Client
  • SustainCERT carries out the assignment according to the Audit Plan and prepares an initial report. This report is reviewed by an independent team member before a final statement is issued.