National emissions compliance and voluntary schemes:

We perform assurance over corporations’ greenhouse and energy report submissions under s.19 of the National Greenhouse and Energy Act 2007 (NGER Act). Assurance provides confidence to corporations that their report submissions to government are compliant and materially correct.

We perform verification over clients’ National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) carbon neutral programs for their products, business operations or events. To meet the requirements of the NCOS carbon neutral program, participants are required to have their initial application audited with on-going biannual audits.

Our audit team leaders are registered Greenhouse and Energy Auditors as per the requirements of s.75A of the NGER Act.

Carbon emissions inventories and carbon footprints:

Our clients prepare corporate (or facility) level greenhouse gas emissions inventories and product carbon footprints to understand their baseline energy and emissions intensity, set meaningful key performance indicators, measure the success of strategies to reduce emissions and improve efficiency and to boost corporate image. Balance Carbon provides assurance services to confirm emissions reductions and efficiency improvements and give our clients confidence in public disclosure and reporting.

We provide assurance in line with the requirements of the following legislation and standards:

  • National Greenhouse and Energy Act 2007
  • National Carbon Offset Standard – Version 2
  • The Greenhouse Gas Protocol – Revised Edition

Energy audits:

Balance Carbon conducts Level 1, 2 or 3 energy efficiency audits in accordance with AS/NZS 3598.1:2014 Energy audits.

We have worked with a range of organisations to identify significant return on investment (ROI) and payback periods for a range of efficiency opportunities across local government, food and beverage, professional services and health care sectors.

Sustainability reports and metrics:

Sustainability disclosure is a best practice employed by businesses, governments and non-government organisations worldwide. Assurance over sustainability reports and metrics assists organisations to measure progress on meeting targets and key performance indicators, come up with new ways to improve performance, protect or improve their reputation and may assist with better access to capital.

We perform assurance services in line with the requirements of the following standards:

  • The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) – G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines
  • United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
  • Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)