Validators and verifiers

Validators and verifiers approved by the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) conduct an independent appraisal of projects and programmes and the emission reductions resulting from them.

Projects and programmes to reduce emissions must be validated by a validator approved by the FOEN at the applicant's own expense (Art. 6 para. 1 CO2 Ordinance). Project monitoring reports must be verified by a verifier approved by the FOEN (Art. 9 para. 2 CO2 Ordinance).

Liste der zugelassenen Validierungs- und Verifizierungsstellen (XLS, 49 kB, 10.09.2019)Art. 6 para. 1 and Art. 9 para. 2 CO2 Ordinance (in German, French or Italian)

Companies interested in obtaining approval as validators or verifiers can apply for approval at any time. The requirements for approval are set out in the application form below.

Anmeldeformular für Validierungs- und Verifizierungsstellen (DOC, 78 kB, 28.04.2017)Art. 6 para. 1 and Art. 9 para. 2 CO2 Ordinance (in German, French or Italian)

The FOEN assures the quality of the reports of validations and verifications by the following process.

Validierungs- und Verifizierungsstellen Feed-back geben (PDF, 116 kB, 19.01.2018)Art. 6 para. 1 and Art. 9 para. 2 CO2 Ordinance (in German, French or Italian)


Agreements with emission-reduction targets must be validated by a validator approved by the FOEN at the applicant's own expense (Art. 12a para. 1 let. A CO2 Ordinance). 

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