Transportation and Logistics (Aviation, Shipping, Automotive)

The transportation sector is a significant contributor to global emissions, and these emissions are now increasingly being included as part of both voluntary and mandatory reporting. From automotive to aviation and maritime/shipping, Lucideon auditors have extensive experience across all industry sectors.

Why Lucideon?

  • We have a strong track record in certification/verification
  • Our auditors have undertaken training with relevant authorities including IATA's Training and Development Institute
  • We have worked with international carriers to monitor their emissions
  • We have been providing independent certification/verification for over 30 years
  • You will be appointed a dedicated lead auditor, who understands your industry and your concerns, and who will act as your single point of contact.


EU 2015/757 (MRV) Regulation

The MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) regulation requires ships with 5,000 GT or greater to monitor, report, and verify their CO2 emissions on an annual basis. The MRV covers ships that are transporting cargo or passengers for commercial purposes and that call at, or depart from, any EU port. The MRV came into force on 1 July 2015 and becomes fully effective on 1 January 2018. Prior to this, shipping companies will need to prepare a monitoring plan for each ship covered by the MRV and have that approved by their verification body. The verification body must be accredited by a recognized accreditation body (Lucideon have been accredited by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) since 2017).

Following verification, a document of compliance is issued by the verifier and this document should be kept on board ships to demonstrate compliance with the obligations for monitoring, reporting and verification. The document of compliance is valid for a period of 18 months. Each Member State shall ensure that any inspection of a ship in a port under its jurisdiction is carried out in accordance with Directive 2009/16/EC which includes checking that a valid document of compliance is carried on board.

Article 9 of the MRV requires the following to be monitored:

  • port of departure and port of arrival including the date and hour of departure and arrival
  • emission factor for each type of fuel consumed in total and amount of each emission 
  • CO2 emitted
  • distance travelled
  • time spent at sea
  • cargo carried
  • transport work.

More detail on the Shipping MRV scheme can be found here.

Shipping – Voluntary Reporting of Emissions for CDP, MCR and Sustainability Reporting

We provide verification for other reporting requirements. Operators who report their global emissions in their annual reports and/or sustainability reports have this data verified before it is put into the public domain.  This increases the robustness of data prior to scrutiny by stakeholders (investors, shareholders, NGOs) and the general public. For CDP reporters this third party verified data is awarded a higher points value.


Lucideon offers verification services for both voluntary emissions reporting (e.g. CDP Carbon Disclosure Project) and the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS).


All emissions data under the EU ETS must be verified by independent bodies that are accredited by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service). Please note that the Scheme will not accept verifications from non-accredited bodies. Lucideon is accredited to provide EU ETS verification for aircraft operators.

  • Strategic analysis, including risk assessment, of monitoring systems.
  • Independent verification of emissions in compliance with EU ETS requirements.

Voluntary Reporting Market

Whether for carbon footprinting, CSR, sustainability or energy reduction purposes, Lucideon has long been involved in the monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Total fuel burn or for certain eligible flights.
  • Assessment of passenger offsetting schemes.
  • Airport carbon footprint.
  • Carbon footprint verification of groundworks (offices, support services, etc).


Working with most major automotive manufacturers, our verifiers understand the specific emission sources associated with this industry.

Additionally, following involvement with certain schemes where production detail is verified (and not just fuel combustion), our automotive verifiers have a detailed knowledge of the production process itself – something which is extremely important when relating a carbon footprint to a specific production unit(s).

Mobile Emissions for Voluntary Reporting

The monitoring of mobile emissions often forms a key part of an organization’s carbon footprint; vehicle fleets can number into the thousands and can, consequently, be the major source of greenhouse gas emissions.

To verify these emissions takes a pragmatic and robust sampling strategy – Lucideon verifiers understand and keep up-to-date with all the major carbon footprint reporting methodologies, such as those adopted by the Carbon Trust and The Climate Registry.

In providing the complete picture for mobile source emissions verification, our experts have an excellent working knowledge of the latest:

  • Emissions factors
  • Biofuel implications
  • Owned vs. leased scope guidance.


In this ever demanding and global industry, service delivery is a high priority and time management is of the essence.  At Lucideon, our experienced auditors provide a comprehensive range of certification services to a wide range of clients, including logistics companies, who provide storage, delivery and other associated services in support of the supply chain.

Areas of Delivery Include:

  • Transport and Distribution – Transport via pipelines, cargo handling, storage and associated service supporting land transport activities.
  • Wholesale & Retail Trade – wholesale of china and glassware, wallpaper, wood, construction materials, sanitary equipment and other wholesale.

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