Various laws and ordinances provide that certain audit tasks may be performed only by approved environmental verifiers. The areas of activity in this respect have increased sharply over the past few years.
Environmental verifiers and environmental verifier organisations require, pursuant to the Umweltauditgesetz (German Environmental Audit Act - UAG), special approval by Deutsche Akkreditierungs- und Zulassungsgesellschaft für Umweltgutachter mbH (DAU). According to DAU's approval register/ database (approval register), only about 250 environmental verifiers and environmental verifier organisations, each of which have other industry approvals in accordance with the NACE code, have been approved in Germany.
In addition to the typical audits and certifications of environmental management systems and the validation of environmental declarations (EMAS), various tasks in relation to waste management, energy and climate protection have now been transferred to environmental verifiers. These include, in particular:
With regard to environmental verifier services, we work together with Energon AG Umweltgutachterorganisation as a partner company. Energon AG Umweltgutachterorganisation is an independent sister company of BfU. We will be pleased to put you in direct contact with an environmental verifier that has been authorised for your audit task.