What is the IQA
The IQA (International Quality Assurance) is a Not For Profit organisation. Its objective is to bring highest levels of confidence to businesses and individuals that the carbon emissions calculation methodology being used is independently verified, that carbon offset projects meet the highest standards available in the offsetting industry and that carbon retirement is done in an open and timely manner.
The first step of any organisation’s sustainability/carbon management programme is to gain an independent & thorough understanding of its current green-house gas (GHG) emissions. Our carbon footprint business appraisals provide a comprehensive assessment, identifying current major emission sources and opportunities for savings in the future.IQA.ORG
Independent Auditing for Full Confidence
To achieve these goals, IQA approved organisations undergo a rigorous Third Party audit to verify that they are following this standard and fulfilling the full offsetting obligations for their customers, covering an extensive 40 point plan. In addition, IQA stipulates the international standards that offsets must adhere to, that ensures that only the highest quality of programmes are available. It also requires on-line pricing to be transparent and that a transparent and timely process is followed for carbon retirement on international exchanges.