Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Performance Certification

SustainCERT certifies:

  • Adherence to safeguards.
  • Adherence to stakeholder inclusivity.
  • Climate and sustainable development impact achieved.
  • Issuance of certified SDG impact statements and/or products.

Approval results in “CERTIFIED GOLD STANDARD PROJECT” status and Gold Standard issuance of certified products and/or impact statements.

Gold Standard Certified SDG ImpactsTM

Depending on the type of project, there are different claims for product buyers. These include:

Certified Emissions Reductions and Removals

  • GS Verified Emissions Reductions (GS VERs)
  • GS Certified Emissions Reductions (GS CERs) issued under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

Planned Emissions Reductions (through Sequestration)

  • Planned Emissions Reductions (PERs)

Black-Carbon/Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPS) Reduction Statements

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Renewable Energy Labels

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Averted Disability Adjusted Life Years (ADALYS)

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Gender Impacts

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How to make Claims with your GS statements or products

For more information on how buyers of GS Certified SDG Impacts can use these products, refer to Claims Guidelines (version 2.0; 09.06.2022)