Current GGL standard & document framework
Current GGL standards
- GGLS1 – COC criteria v3-1
- GGLS2 – Agricultural Source Criteria v2-3
- GGLS4 – Transaction and Product Certificate v2-2
- GGLS5 – Forest Management Criteria v2-3
- GGLS6 – Power Company Criteria v1-2
Supporting / instruction documents
- GGL 1a. Instruction doc. GHG Calculations v2-2
- GGL 1b. Raw Materials Statement v2-4 – template
- GGL 1c. Endorsed schemes v1-0
- 4a. Transaction statement v1-2 – template
- 4b. Transaction statement guidance v1-0
A transition period has been introduced to facilitate the transition to the new versions of GGL documents. This period starts on January 24th 2019 and ends on January 24th 2020.
During the transition period GGL certified companies (participants) can use both the old and the new versions. After January 24th 2020 all companies must be certified against the latest versions of the GGL documents. After this date certificates issued against old versions of the GGL normative documents will be invalid.
CB’s conducting GGL audits will be carrying audits against the new documents during each upcoming assessment in order to ensure that all companies are meeting the new requirements. The GGL participant register will be updated to include information against which GGL normative document version a certificate has been issued.
New documents updated and to become effective in the upcoming period
More information on the effective dates of these documents will follow shortly
Previous versions that expire on 24-1-2020 (the end of the transition period)
- GGLS1 – COC criteria v3-0
- Instruction doc 1a GHG and Energy Balance v2-1
- GGL Certification Regulation v7-2
Previous versions that are no longer valid
- 1b Raw Materials Statement v2-3 – template
- 4a Transaction statement V1-1 – template
- GGL Glossary v2-3 describes the Terms and Definitions used in the GGL Schemes.
- GGL Certification Regulation v7-1 establishes the rules of certification, which shall be applied by every Certification Body (CB) that wishes to carry out inspection and certification according to the Green Gold Label standards to issue to, extend or withdraw Green Gold Label (GGL) certificates from producers or sellers of biomass/biofuels.