GHG – Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Climate change is one of the issues most discussed by international governments and the United Nations have prepared measures to keep the phenomenon in check with the Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol that came into force on February 16, 2005 has the aim of regulating and reducing Greenhouse gas emissions in industrialised countries.
On 13 October 2003 the European Commission published the EU ETS, Emission Trading Scheme, the Directive concerning the emission market, transposed in Italy first with Legislative Decree 216 of 4 April 2006 then with Legislative Decree 30 of 13 March 2013 which establishes the criteria and methods for performing ETS monitoring and assessment activities, and establishes that communications that involve allocation or revision of the allocation of free allowances, are verified by an ACCREDIA accredited auditor.

ICIM, among the first Certification Bodies to obtain recognition as accredited auditor by the Competent National Authority, is accredited by ACCREDIA to perform inspection activities of EU ETS notices on emissions of greenhouse gases for the following groups of activities:

  • combustion of fuels in installations where only standard commercial fuels are used, as defined in EU Regulation No. 601/2012, or if natural gas is used in category A or B installations;
  • combustion of fuels in installations, without restrictions;
  • other activities pursuant to art. 10bis of directive 2003/87/EC.

For more information on the Emission Trading Scheme, visit the website of the Ministry of the Environment and the Protection of the Territory and Sea.

For further information: Saverio Sforzini (phone +39 02 72534236, e-mail

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