Validation & Verification

Become a VVB

New validation/verification bodies (VVBs) may be located anywhere in the world and must demonstrate the following:

  1. Accreditation to ISO 14065:2013 by a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF);
  2. Experience in environmental and/or social auditing, including surveying and auditing techniques; and
  3. Experience in waste management systems and understanding of waste streams and value chains, including circularity concepts and plastics (preferred).

To become an approved VVB with the Plastic Program, organizations must complete a Verra Validation/Verification Body Application Form and submit the signed application, along with any supporting evidence (as required by the application), to

Suspension or Loss of Accreditation

A VVB becomes inactive when its accreditation is terminated or suspended by the body under which it is accredited, or if Verra suspends or terminates its agreement with the VVB. An inactive or suspended VVB cannot issue Plastic Program validation or verification reports until Verra reinstates its eligibility.

Other Programs

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Verified Carbon Standard

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California Offset Project Registry

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Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards

Supporting land use projects in addressing climate change, supporting local communities and smallholders and conserving biodiversity

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