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Verifying your baseline greenhouse gas emissions.

Establish the integrity of your systems and processes. Realise regulatory cost savings and benefits with our expertise.

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Our independent service supports all types of installation operators who need to meet the EU Emissions Trading System, Phase 3 regulation (EU ETS3) for baseline verification. This includes organisations operating in the chemical, glass, metallurgy, paper and refinery industries, and elsewhere with a fuel combustion of 20MW or greater. 

Under this requirement, operators need to have their free allocation of emission allowances verified by an accredited verifier body within 12 months after the start of normal operation. This requirement refers to the verified and approved first day of a continuous 90-day period during which the installation operates at least at 40% of the capacity that the equipment is designed to accommodate.

Is this for you?

Emission allowances were initially based upon baseline data (2005–2008 or optionally 2009–2010) that needed to be verified by an accredited verification body by July 2011. However, during the Phase 3 period (2013–2020), new entrants and operators involved with capacity change, merges and splits fell into the scope of New Entrant & Closure. This means they need to apply for a baseline verification by an accredited body.

What we offer

Verification services

Helping you meet the European baseline regulation and develop robust, reproducible mechanisms for quantifying, monitoring and reporting your ongoing, annual GHG emissions. 


Providing practical client training courses globally in various languages, based on our vast verification experience. This programme is led by qualified tutors, with many of our courses endorsed by professional bodies. We can also customise our training solutions.

What are the benefits?

We help you:

  • establish the integrity of your system and processes
  • identify deficiencies against EU ETS requirements at the earliest possible opportunity
  • recognise opportunities for improvement in the accuracy and completeness of your data
  • achieve cost savings and benefits by avoiding penalties and the allocation of allowances. 

Why choose LR?

You can be sure that our verification support will be delivered with robustness, transparency, consistency and accuracy, by a competent verifier who speaks your language.

We were one of the first verification bodies to gain accreditation here. With a wealth of sector experience, our team comprises verification and management system experts, qualified in all aspects of emissions’ verification. We have a well-established presence in EU ETS compliance, working with many high-profile clients across sectors.

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