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Avoid F-Gas Compliance Pitfalls: Secure Cost-Effective Auditing and Verification (Fgas & CBAM)

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With increasing environmental awareness and regulatory requirements, the importance of transparent and accurate reporting of greenhouse gas emissions in different industrial sectors cannot be overstated.  

Fluorinated gases, commonly referred to as Fgases, are potent contributors to climate change, making it essential for businesses to monitor and control their emissions. For several years now, Verifavia has been at the forefront of Fgas verification services, ensuring that emissions reporting is not only compliant but also reliable. 

What is FGas Verification? 

Fgas verification is a meticulous process that entails reviewing and validating Fgas emission reports submitted by businesses. It serves as a critical link in the chain of accountability, helping undertakings and organizations ensure that their reported Fgas activities are accurate and under regulatory requirements. 

Here's a brief overview of the Fgas verification process as per ISO 17029: 

  1. Pre-engagement and engagement: The process begins with preliminary contact with the undertaking/organization and defines the scope of the reporting activities, the availability of sufficient documentation, and planning for the audit. 
  2. Data Collection: Then, the process continues with the collection of data related to Fgas emissions, which can include records of gas purchases, usage, and disposal, as well as leak checks and equipment maintenance. 
  3. Documentation Review: Our auditing team carefully examines all relevant documentation, such as invoices, technical logs, and quota allocation records. 
  4. Site Visits: In many cases, an online interview with relevant personnel is conducted to assess the accuracy of reported data and verify that the equipment and facilities comply with Fgas regulations. 
  5. Data Analysis: The collected data is then analyzed to ensure that it is complete, accurate, and in compliance with the specified measurement methods and reporting criteria. 
  6. Reporting: Once the verification is complete, a verification report is generated, providing a clear and detailed account of the findings, any discrepancies, and recommendations for improvement if necessary. 
  7. Independent review: An independent technical reviewer reviews all the verification work performed by the auditing team and confirms the accuracy of their assessment. 
  8. Verification opinion statement: If the activity report is found to be accurate and compliant, we issue our verification opinion statement that can be submitted to the regulatory authorities. 

What are the applied regulations? 

There are different regulations regulating the Fgas reporting activities: 

European Union (EU): 
  1. EU Regulation (EC) No 517/2014: This regulation, often referred to as the Fgas Regulation, is a comprehensive piece of legislation aimed at reducing emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union.  

    Some key provisions included: 
    - Phased reduction of the quota of HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) placed on the EU market. 
    - Bans on the use of certain high-global-warming-potential (GWP) gases in certain applications, such as stationary refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. 
    - Tighter requirements for leak checks, reporting, and record-keeping for equipment using Fgases. 
    - Certification requirements for personnel handling Fgases. 
  2. EU Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 on Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC): This regulation specifically targeted the use of Fgases in mobile air conditioning systems installed in new vehicles placed on the EU market. 
  3. Fgas Quota System: The EU established a system to allocate quotas for placing HFCs on the market, with a phasedown schedule to reduce HFC availability. 

United Kingdom (GB): 

After the UK's withdrawal from the EU, it established its own set of regulations to manage Fgases, largely based on the EU's existing regulations. 
  1. UK Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment) Regulations 2018: These regulations adopted the EU Fgas Regulation (EC) No 517/2014 and made amendments to it to ensure it applied within the United Kingdom. 
  2. UK Fgas Quota System: Similar to the EU system, the UK established a quota system for placing HFCs on the market, with a phasedown schedule to reduce HFC availability in the UK. 
  3. UK Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) Regulations: The UK also adopted regulations to manage Fgases used in mobile air conditioning systems in new vehicles. 

How Verifavia can help? 

We are an independent Fgas verifier, dedicated to providing robust verification services extending to Fgas verification across both Great Britain and The European Union. Our extensive experience, commitment to excellence, and adherence to ISO 17029 standards make us an ideal partner in achieving accurate and credible emissions reports. 

Why Choose Us? 

  1. Independence: As an independent verifier, we bring objectivity and impartiality to the verification process, enhancing the credibility of the emissions data. 
  2. Expertise: Our verification team comprises professionals with deep knowledge of Fgas regulations, ISO 17029 standards, and environmental sciences. 
  3. Transparency: We are committed to open and transparent communication throughout the verification process, keeping businesses informed at every step. 
  4. Regulatory Compliance: Our services ensure that businesses remain in full compliance with both UK and EU Fgas regulations. 
  5. Environmental Stewardship: By helping businesses accurately report their Fgas emissions, we contribute to the collective effort to combat climate change. 
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Stay Tuned for our LinkedIn live session on 9th February 2024.

To further enhance the understanding of Fgas verification and the latest developments in the field, we will be hosting a webinar in January. This webinar will provide an excellent opportunity for your businesses to engage with our experts, gain insights into the verification process, and stay up to date with the evolving landscape of Fgas regulations and reporting. 

Verifavia, as a trusted Fgas verification partner, ensures that Fgas emissions data is precise and fully complies with strict regulations. With an experienced team of verifiers and our relentless commitment to excellence, we try to provide transparent and compliant services to keep businesses on track. 

Take action by partnering with us to support a greener future. Don't miss the upcoming LinkedIn Live session on 9th February 2024 for valuable insights into responsible Fgas management.

Register for the LinkedIn Live here: Registration Link

Join us in shaping a more sustainable tomorrow. 

- Souha Belhaj Messaoud, QSE Manager & Auditor - Verifavia Back to all Industry News
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