About Gold Standard
Gold Standard works to create a climate-secure world where sustainable development brings life-changing benefits to communities everywhere. The organization's role as a standards and certification body is to maximize the impact of climate and development activities. Gold Standard designs processes that amplify the impact of efforts to deliver clean energy and water, responsibly manage land and forests, and transform lives of the world's poor. The organization then verifies those outcomes, inspiring greater confidence that drives investment to accomplish even more.
Gold Standard was established in 2003 by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and other international NGOs as a best practice standard to ensure projects that reduced carbon emissions under the UN's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) also delivered on their dual mandate to foster sustainable development. Now with more than 80 NGO supporters and 1,100 projects in over 70 countries, Gold Standard's projects have delivered billions of dollars in climate and development outcomes in local communities all around the world. Learn more at www.goldstandard.org.
About ANSI's Accreditation Program
ANSI offers an accreditation program for organizations providing third-party validation/verification services for the reduction and removal of greenhouse gases (GHG). A member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), ANSI is the only U.S. body accrediting to ISO 14065. The ANSI Accreditation Program for Greenhouse Gas Validation/Verification Bodies operates according to requirements defined in under ISO/IEC 17011:2004, Conformity assessment - General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies. For more on ANSI's complete portfolio of accreditation programs, visit www.ansi.org/accreditation.