Monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) are essential elements of climate and development initiatives, ensuring that project investments go further to deliver greater impacts – a key outcome from Gold Standard programmes. 

Validation/Verification Bodies (VVBs) play an important role in this MRV process, conducting third-party assessments to provide independent confirmation that projects are in line with Gold Standard Requirements.

The table below provides the list of accredited VVBs and the eligible auditors within their organisations. Project Developers can choose from any of the following VVBs for Gold Standard certification based on the project type and certification pathway. The list will be updated continuously to reflect the most recent status of the applications.

For contact details of the GS-VVBs below, you can refer to their listing on the UNFCCC CDM website.

If you are interested in becoming a Gold Standard approved VVB, go to the VVB page.

For any further information please, contact vvb@goldstandard.org