SGS Partners with Sintali to Expand EDGE Certification and Audit Services in India
SGS has announced an expansion into the Indian market in partnership with Sintali.
SGS and Sintali are collaborating to act as a global certification services provider for EDGE certification. This move further solidifies the consortium's presence in India and also globally, with Sintali and SGS delivering certification and audit services in almost every country around the world.
"We have been working as EDGE global certification providers since 2015," said Harry Fernau, Global Product Manager of Energy and Green Building at SGS. "Our business model brings significant value to the Indian market, where we see large social housing projects and warehouses that align well with our portfolio certification approach."
Operating as a one-stop shop, Sintali and SGS offer clients a smooth and streamlined process for EDGE. Clients interact with only one point of contact through the entire EDGE process and receive a single contract with all EDGE-related costs including the EDGE registration, certification and audit fees. Sintali and SGS also recognise the importance of consultancy support during the EDGE process and so, as part of the offer, a fixed scope of EDGE expert support from local consultants is included within all contracts at no additional cost.
Buildings account for more than 40 percent of the country's total energy consumption, and the rate is increasing by eight percent annually. To meet the national emissions reductions targets and mitigate the impacts of climate change, India needs to ensure all new buildings are resource-efficient.
"The Indian market is critical globally as there is a significant need for construction across all sectors of the real estate market," says Thomas Saunders, Managing Director at Sintali. "We are excited to work with clients in India to help them green their building stock and start the transition to net zero carbon."
Sintali and SGS will be hosting webinars on January 19, 2021, at 3:00pm Delhi time and January 20, 2021 at 5:30pm Delhi time to outline the value proposition.
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Sintali is an independent company that quantifies and verifies the environmental impact of decisions, and helps organisations map out the road to net zero. With deep expertise in the development of green building standards and corporate sustainability, Sintali brings transparency and rigour to the sustainability realm. For more information, visit www.sintali.com.
An innovation of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), EDGE helps property developers to build and brand green in a fast, easy and affordable way. EDGE is supported by free software that encourages solutions to reduce energy, water and the energy used to make building materials by at least 20 percent, which is the standard for EDGE certification. The program has been generously supported by the following donors: Austria, Canada, Denmark, ESMAP, EU, Finland, GEF, Hungary, Japan, Switzerland, and the UK. For more information, visit www.edgebuildings.com.
IFC – a sister organisation of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group – is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2019, we invested more than $19 billion in private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.
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