Monarch Airlines chooses BSI for its European Union Emission Trading System (EU ETS) verification

Monarch Airlines has selected BSI as its provider of verification services against the requirements of the EU ETS directive. This comes in response to the industry’s requirement to monitor its CO2 emissions and demonstrate compliance with the directive by submitting a verified annual emissions report by 31 March every year from 2011 onwards.

The EU ETS is a major part of the European Union’s climate policy and is the largest multi-country, multi-sector Greenhouse Gas Emission Trading System in the world. The aviation industry was officially included within the EU ETS from January 2010 and the scheme will affect over 3000 commercial and non-commercial airlines.

In choosing BSI, Monarch’s director of external and industry affairs, Mike Smith, comments, “We were looking for a professional verification partner that could demonstrate expertise within the Greenhouse Gas arena, and quickly immerse themselves within the culture of the aviation industry while adding value to our verification process.”

Andrew Morris, director of business development at BSI says, “We are delighted to be partnering one of the UK’s leading airlines to assist them with compliance to this new regulation and we congratulate them in their early adoption of the legislation. BSI has been involved in the EU ETS since the scheme’s inception in 2005, so has built a wealth of experience to help it deliver an appropriate verification service to the aviation industry.”

About BSI

BSI (British Standards Institution) is a global organization that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, reduce risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated. Famed for its marks of excellence including the instantly recognizable Kitemark®, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors including aerospace, construction, energy, engineering, finance, healthcare, IT and retail. With over 70,000 clients in 150 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.