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Maritime transport, Accredia will monitor the CO2 emissions of ships

28 February 2018

Renewed the Agreement with the Ministry of the Environment which commits the assessment and monitoring of certification bodies against the European environmental and energy legislation to Accredia.

The renewal of the Agreement between Accredia and the Ministry of the Environment, signed on February 23, introduces two important newnesses: the establishment of a verification system of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport in order to optimize ships efficiency and to promote fuel consumption reduction, and the task assigned to Accredia of defining technical requirements and procedures for the accreditation of bodies with reference to conformity assessments referred to in the Minimum Environmental Criteria (CAM).

The documenti, which regulates the assessment and monitoring activities on certification bodies against the European environmental and energy legislation, is part of the certification development process, with the aim of supporting environmental sustainability consumption and guarantee the safety and health of citizens.

It is confirmed to Accredia the task to issue accreditations to bodies responsible for assessing the conformity of products and services according to European Directives and Regulations, such as:

  • Directive 2000/14/EC – Noise emission in the environment by equipment for use outdoors
  • Directive 2003/87/EC – Scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community
  • Directive 2009/28/EC – Promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources
  • Directive 2009/30/EC – Specification of petrol, diesel and gas-oil and introducing a mechanism to monitor and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and specifications as regards fuel used by vessels for inland navigation
  • Regulation EC 1221/2009 – Voluntary participation by organizations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS)
  • Regulation EC 842/2006 – Certain fluorinated greenhouse gases as modified by Regulation EU 517/2014
  • Directive 2012/27/EU – Energy efficiency

This two-year Agreement provides that only bodies accredited by Accredia may carry out certification activities and obtain the subsequent notification to the European Commission by the Ministry of Economic Development; this represents a further demonstration of the strategic role of Accredia in the areas of public interest, necessary to guarantee and promote the trading of safe and sustainable products and services on the market.