TORONTO, August 29, 2011—PwC today announced that it has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to provide Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Assurance services, in accordance with the requirements of the ISO 14065:2007 standard. The accreditation from ANSI recognizes that PwC has the resources, organizational structures, systems, and expertise to provide high quality greenhouse gas verification services to Canadian organizations.
Several provinces in Canada including BC, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec have introduced regulations that require that businesses validate and verify their GHG emission data. As an accredited firm, PwC ensures that a company’s GHG assertions are accurate by providing an objective assessment and evidence-based verification statement concerning GHG data.
“PwC’s accreditation as a GHG auditor will be beneficial to a broad range of our current and potential new clients who under new regulations, are required to report their GHG emissions, says Christine Schuh, former PwC’s North American Climate Change Leader. “GHG emission data is increasingly becoming standard audit material that is part of a company’s financial and other reporting requirements – with this accreditation we have enhanced our auditing services to bring additional value to our clients in this area.”
The GHG accreditation complements PwC’s reporting and assurance capabilities and work with Canadian companies, government agencies and industry associations, including Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). PwC was recently named an approved supplier for SDTC, a not-for-profit foundation that finances and supports the development and demonstration of clean technology solutions for climate change, clean air, water quality and soil.
For more information about PwC’s Sustainable Business Solutions and related services, please visit http://www.pwc.com/ca/en/sustainability.
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