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KCS in Brief

The KCCI Carbon Standard (KCS) aims to quantitatively evaluate and certify carbon reduction and applies to various entities intending to have their voluntary carbon reduction to be evaluated and certified, which requires compliance with a strict process.

KCCI Carbon Standard

KCS measures and certifies the volume of carbon reduction of companies by achieving their net-zero goals, to makes it possible to save the planet as shown below.

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  • Carbon Tree(Pine Tree)

    1M trees

  • Projects

    23 items

  • Credits

    186,595 KCRs

KCS consists of a sole standard with 4 requirements, guidelines and documents based on general principles of global certification standards. In KCS Program, KCCI Certified Reductions (KCRs) would be made for the certified reduction, so that 1 KCR means one equivalent ton of carbon dioxide reduced or removed from the atmosphere.

Principles of KCS

  • Authenticity

    Whether organizational boundaries and emission sources are all identified

    Whether approved methodologies are followed, consistent calculation methods are applied, quantifiable and can be monitored

  • Additionality

    Whether additional efforts have been made to reduce the carbon

    ① Reduction beyond legal/institutional regulations
    ② Reduction beyond the universal level

  • Sustainability

    Whether the effects of carbon reduction are sustainable in the long term
  • Verifiability

    Whether quantified verification of certified reduction is possible

    Whether the data has been reviewed objectively by 3rd party auditors with qualifications

  1. 1. The methodologies/PDDs/monitoring reports are evaluated according to the KCS.

  2. 2. The methodologies/PDDs/monitoring reports requires verification by a third-party auditor.

  3. 3. The methodologies/PDDs/monitoring reports requires a final approval from the Certification Committee.