The WindMade Standard for Companies & Organisations
The WindMade Technical Standards are the underlying documentation for the WindMade label, defining the requirements for participation.
The WindMade Standard for Companies and Organizations describes the qualification requirements for companies and organisations in the WindMade Label Programme.
More specifically, the standard outlines the criteria companies
must meet to qualify for use of the WindMade labe, and it describes
the mandatory process for 3rd party
verification of the claims made through the label.
WindMade Standards for Companies & Organizations (full
- Executive Summary
- Technical Standard
- Appendix A: Verification Process
- Appendix B: Requirements for Verification Bodies
- Appendix C: Stardard for Events
- Appendix D: Sample Verification Process
How was the Standard for Companies and Organizations developed?
A thorough process lies behind the formulation of the standard. The standard was developed in a Technical Advisory Committee comprised of experts from WWF, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), LEGO, Climate Friendly, Gold Standard and Vestas. The committee was advised by Öko-Institut and PricewaterhouseCoopers, who compiled the verification part of the standard.
The standard was also debated in the official Corporate Sounding
Board and submitted to
an eight-week public consultation period, which provided the Technical Committee with valuable input from key stakeholders.
Finally, the Standard was approved by WindMade's Board of Directors in October 2011.
How can a company or organization become WindMade?
Any organization with an electricity consumption making up at least 20% of its total energy consumption is eligible for WindMade membership. A minimum of 25% of a company's electricity consumption must come from wind energy to get WindMade certified.
Other renewable energy sources can also be communicated as a part of the label, but will not count towards qualification.
To take part in the program, follow these four steps:
2. Choose a 3rd party verifier to verify wind power share
3. Receive approval on label use from WindMade
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