Locus to provide GHG verification services in Oregon

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Locus Technologies (Locus), an industry leader in environmental compliance and ESG software, has been accredited by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to provide verification services for the mandatory declaration of greenhouse gases (GHG) and the Clean Fuels Program (CFP). Locus is the first of a selection to receive approval for verification services.

The accreditation allows Locus to provide verification services for GHG emissions reports, which are now mandatory for facilities in the State of Oregon. The Locus verification team consists of experts in all reporting requirements. Locus’ main internal auditors are certified in all types of reports, including stationary sources of air contamination, electricity suppliers, fuel suppliers, natural gas suppliers, natural gas systems and process emissions. Locus checkers are also certified for all types of reports under the Oregon CFP.

The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) updated its rules in May 2020 to improve data collection on Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions. The adopted rules incorporate existing emission reporting and accounting protocols into the rule and improve the specificity of how emissions data is calculated, reported and verified. The regulation requires mandatory reporting and verification of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by third-party verifiers like Locus, starting in 2022.

“Locus is proud to become an accredited GHG and CFP verifier for the State of Oregon, as we have been in California since the inception of this program. We are constantly committed to staying informed about new ESG reporting frameworks, which we accomplish above all thanks to our expertise in the field. Our on-the-ground expertise and industry knowledge enables us to provide a critical service, while further developing our ESG software to support these new reporting programs, ”said Wes Hawthorne, President of Locus.

Drawing on over a decade of experience in GHG verification, Locus remains the only supplier of software for the collection, management and reporting of GHG emissions that is also an accredited verifier. With this expertise, the software includes unmatched tools for transparent and verifiable calculations for GHG programs.

Founded in 1997, Locus Technologies is a Silicon Valley-based market leader in enterprise cloud solutions for environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) with a focus on EHS compliance, quality of water and sustainability.

Aaron Edwards
Senior Marketing Manager
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