Building an independent and third-party audited system
The independent not-for-profit MiQ Foundation has several major responsibilities:
- Design, improve, and manage all aspects of the MiQ Standard, including development of additional segments to cover the entire natural gas supply chain. Each step is accompanied by stakeholder consultations and careful incorporation of feedback.
- Engage in the debates, development, and improvement of other natural gas certification standards or abatement programs in the voluntary and regulated sectors.
- Accredit (“approve” third-party auditors (also called Verifiers or Certification Bodies)
MiQ Digital Registry
Evident operates the MiQ Digital Registry. They are responsible for managing the accounts, recording results of audits, and digital and secure tracking of the MiQ Certificates.
MiQ has designated Evident as the MiQ certificate issuer. They audit reports and monthly production data, issue and update MiQ Certificates, and approve the retirement of MiQ Certificates.
Evident is separately the central issuer for the I-REC Standard, with more than 20 years experience of providing renewable energy certification for consumers around the globe.
Third Party Auditors
Third Party Auditors (also called Certification Bodies or Verifiers) carry out the necessary audits of facilities (also called assets) across the natural gas supply chain. They assure that the requirements defined in the MiQ Standard are met by operators. Third Party Auditors must be accredited by the MiQ Foundation before they can perform audits against the Standard.VIEW OUR CURRENT AUDITORS AND LEARN HOW TO BECOME ACCREDITED
Operators can work with a wide range of independent technology providers to achieve MiQ Certification, ranging from detection to data solutions, analytics, and audit prep, and implementation. Tech providers must be accredited by the MiQ Foundation.Tech providers