The Greenhouse Gas Validation/Verification Body Accreditation Committee (GVAC) is responsible for decisions on accreditation status under ANAB's accreditation program for greenhouse gas validation/verification bodies and advised on operational aspects of the  program.

The responsibilities of the Committee include:

  • Preparing procedures and criteria for assessment.
  • Formulating policy matters relating to the operation of the accreditation program.
  • Reviewing the process of evaluation and rendering decisions on accreditation.
  • Making decisions relating to the granting, maintaining, extending, suspending, reducing, and withdrawing of accreditation.
  • Supervising the implementation of accreditation program policies.
  • Delegating authority to organizations, committees, or individuals, as required, to undertake defined operational activities on its behalf.

Members and Officers

Membership on this Committee comprises a balance of all interested parties concerned with third-party validation/verification activities. Representation among the members of the Committee should conform to the following areas: industry, federal/state government, conformity assessment, GHG program, and at-large.

Committee Officers:

Steve Messner, eFutures

Vice Chair
Andrew Beauchamp, Verra

ANAB staff is the contact for all ANAB program oversight committees (see below). Individual committee members listed here should not be contacted directly concerning ANAB business.

2023 Meeting Dates

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2023
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Operating Procedures

To ensure transparency as well as equity and due process in Committee proceedings, meet deadlines for responses to other organizations, maximize the impact of those responses, and achieve as high a degree of consensus as possible, the Committee has developed Operating Procedures for itself and its various activities.

View GHG-PL-702: Operating Procedures of the GHG Validation/Verification Body Accreditation Committee (GVAC)

Staff Contact

Ann Howard
Senior Director, Validation and Verification