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Certification of IT system

Certification of IT system 

Normec Verifavia independently certifies IT systems for shipping emissions compliance, including EU MRV, UK MRV, and IMO DCS (CII included). This service verifies system functionality and processes against legal requirements, aiding ICT providers in demonstrating compliance. 

Why choose Normec Verifavia?

  1. Demonstrate compliance: Receive an independent evaluation confirming your IT system aligns with EU MRV, UK MRV, and IMO DCS (including CII) regulations. 
  2. Enhanced credibility: Showcase your commitment to regulatory compliance and instil confidence in potential clients. 
  3. Streamlined verification: Facilitate smoother verification processes for shipping companies using your certified system. 
  4. Market differentiation: Stand out in the maritime IT sector by offering a demonstrably compliant solution. 
Regulations & Criteria 

Normec Verifavia conducts the IT System Certification according to the following regulations and criteria: 

  1. ISO 17065 Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes, and services 
  2. ISO 25051: 2014 Software engineering – Systems and software Quality Requirements and Evaluation (SQuaRE) – Requirements for quality of Ready to Use Software Product (RUSP) and instructions for testing 
  3. ISO 14065: 2013 Greenhouse gases – Requirements for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies for use in accreditation or other forms of recognition 

In addition, for EU MRV: 

  1. Regulation 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport (‘EU MRV Regulation’) amended by the Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/2071 as regards the methods for monitoring carbon dioxide emissions and the rules for monitoring other relevant information 
  2. Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1928 on determination of cargo carried for categories of ships other than passenger, ro-ro, and container ships pursuant to EU MRV Regulation 
  3. Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1927 on templates for monitoring plans, emissions reports, and documents of compliance pursuant to the EU MRV Regulation 
  4. Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/2072 on the verification activities and accreditation of verifiers pursuant to the EU MRV Regulation 

For IMO DCS:   

  1. RESOLUTION MEPC.278 (70) 
  2. Guidelines for the development of a SEEMP 
  3. Guidelines for the development of a SEEMP_Corrigendum 
  4. DCS Administration verification Guidelines 
  5. IMO Guidelines DCS database 

For UK MRV: 

  1. The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020 and its Amendment (Statutory Instrument (SI) 1265
  2. The Merchant Shipping (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Carbon Dioxide Emissions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (SI 1388) 

Important note: the use of an MRV and / or IMO DCS system certified by Normec Verifavia does not imply that the verification would be simpler, easier, faster, or less expensive if Normec Verifavia or any other verification body is used for the verification of the carbon emissions report of the user. 

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  1. Application & Scoping

    Define desired scope (EU MRV, UK MRV, IMO DCS incl. CII) and submit relevant documentation. Collaborate for timeline and quotation. 

  2. Assessment

    Review technical documentation (user guides, test reports) for quality management and control procedures. 

  3. Testing

    Rigorously test against specific regulation requirements (fuel, emissions, data) including CII factors (IMO DCS) and cargo handling (EU MRV). Review maintenance and development records. 

  4. Certification (Optional)

    Independent expert review for compliance. Successful completion leads to a certification certificate.



Find answers to the most commonly asked questions

How long does the certification process take?

The timeframe can vary depending on the complexity of your system and the scope of certification. However, we typically complete the process within 3-6 months. 

What are the costs involved?

The cost of certification depends on numerous factors, such as system size, complexity, and scope. We offer customized quotes based on your specific needs. 

Does using a Normec Verifavia – certified system simplify the verification of my carbon emissions report?

While our certification ensures your system meets regulatory requirements, the verification process itself remains independent. However, a certified system demonstrates your proactive approach and provides accurate and readily accessible data, potentially simplifying verification. 

What types of IT systems can be certified?

We certify a wide range of IT systems across various platforms and functionalities, covering data collection, reporting, monitoring, and optimization modules for EU MRV, IMO DCS, and UK MRV regulations.