TÜV SÜD, a global solutions provider for independent sustainability assessment and certification, announced its strategic partnership with MVGX through its Asia Carbon Neutrality Assessment Center (“ACNAC”), to establish a holistic carbon neutrality ranking system for enterprises to comprehensively understand their risk and carbon neutrality operation levels. ACNAC is a subsidiary of MVGX Holdings, the parent company of MVGX, a digital green exchange licensed and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”). ACNAC is primarily focused on the enterprise assessment of carbon assets, carbon footprint, and carbon neutrality ratings.
Together, TÜV SÜD and ACNAC launched the Carbon Neutrality Rating System, a customized methodology to evaluate the level of carbon neutrality of organizations. The evaluation system measures enterprises’ performance in social contribution, carbon neutrality operations management level, carbon neutrality commitment and disclosure, and green supply chain and green investments within the context of carbon neutrality. All in all, this data is essential to keeping organizations accountable and informing them of where they are in their sustainability journeys, enabling them to effectively track, measure, and monitor the quality of their efforts.
This assessment methodology quantifies the carbon output and emission reduction contribution of the enterprise and focuses on tracking and recording a number of carbon neutral operation metrics of the enterprise to assess and score the enterprise in a more fair, transparent, and professional manner from different dimensions. The assessment report and rating need to be verified by the authoritative third-party TÜV SÜD prior to release, to ensure the authenticity and reliability of the data, thereby enhancing the credibility of the assessment.
Celebrating the launch of the rating system, Dr. Bo Bai, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of MVGX, said: “Businesses want to commit to more sustainable action but lack the tools to effectively ensure that their efforts pay off. Seeing this gap, we’ve looked to promising new technologies such as blockchain to accelerate green action in Southeast Asia and beyond. As a trusted industry pioneer within the sustainability space, we are thrilled to be partnering with TÜV SÜD to bring greater integrity to enterprise-grade sustainability tracking and rating solutions, making it more accessible for companies of all sizes to understand where they are in greening their operations and what more they can do.”
This partnership is especially timely given that Singapore recently joined the Article 6 Implementation Partnership as a member country at COP27 to encourage international opportunities for collaboration in and advancing high-integrity carbon markets. Similar to how countries are expected to contribute to the development of baseline frameworks and methodologies for carbon markets on both a domestic and international level, the creation of the Carbon Neutrality Rating System will play an important role in ensuring greater standardization and measurement at a smaller scale, specifically aimed at businesses and corporations.
The Carbon Neutrality Rating System operates according to the following process:
- ACNAC, through its carbon software system, will issue a questionnaire to the company which will then need to be completed and supported with additional documentation and self-reported data.
- ACNAC and TÜV SÜD will then review and rank the company’s carbon operations performance in line with the evaluation methodology developed by TÜV SÜD. As the technological infrastructure provider and together its technical partner Beijing Zeepson Technology, ACNAC powers the underlying technological infrastructure that is used to accurately verify and authenticate the data attesting to a company’s carbon standing.
From the calculations, TÜV SÜD then ranks the company’s carbon neutrality operations and assigns a final score mapped to a tiering system of Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze, relative to other participating organisations and partners.
Speaking on the partnership, Xu Hailiang, Vice President of TÜV SÜD Smart Energy in Greater China, said: “While leaders have sounded the alarm that we are nearing the tipping point of global warming, there is still opportunity for recovery. Making tangible change starts with having a clear understanding on where firms stand and what more they can do to combat climate change. We hope that companies that actively contribute to carbon neutrality and set an example for others can receive higher honors and recognition. As such, we are thrilled to partner with innovative changemakers such as MVGX who are at the frontier of climate action in Asia and beyond.”
ACNAC parent company MVGX is a Singapore-based leading fintech company that provides end-to-end Carbon-as-a-Service (“CaaS”) solutions, backed by its licensed digital asset exchange platform and patent-pending technologies including its Non-Fungible Digital Twin (“NFDT®”) and Carbon Neutrality Tokens (“CNT®”). Backed by blockchain technology, MVGX provides businesses with a transparent, tamper-proof record of the performance of all green projects tied to the credits listed on its exchange infrastructure. MVGX provides a holistic offering to strengthen opportunities for businesses to achieve carbon neutrality in a verified, compliant way.
Founded in 1866, TÜV SÜD was established in Munich, Germany with a bold vision to reduce the impact of technological risks and protect people, assets, and the environment. More than 150 years on, TÜV SÜD continues to partner with innovative businesses providing internationally-accredited independent product testing services in accordance with international standards, and quality auditing and system certification for all industries.
About Asia Carbon Neutrality Assessment Center and MVGX
Asia Carbon Neutrality Assessment Center Limited (“ACNAC”) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MVGX Holdings Pte. Ltd. of Singapore. The center focuses on enterprise carbon assessment of carbon assets, carbon footprint, and carbon neutrality assessment and rating.
MVGX is the first regulated exchange for the metaverse era, with licenses from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) including the Recognized Market Operator (RMO) license, Capital Market Service License for dealings in securities, collective investment schemes, exchange-traded derivatives, OTC derivatives, providing custodial services, as well as in-principle approvals under the Payment Services Act.
MVGX is committed to bridging carbon trading markets from different jurisdictions and bridging illiquid assets in the real economy with wider investor accessibility. Founded in 2018 and based in Singapore, MVGX has built a world-class digital exchange platform with the best-in-class Nasdaq engines, MVGX proprietary digital asset ledger with carbon footprint tag, and rigorous compliance processes.
MVGX has two patent-pending technologies, Non-Fungible Digital Twin (NFDT®) to represent objects in the metaverse, and CNT® — its proprietary digital carbon credit — to facilitate the cross-border trading of carbon voluntary emission reduction credits without triggering national ownership issues (Nationally Determined Contributions).
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About TÜV SÜD
TÜV SÜD was founded In 1866, originally as the union of boiler inspection associations. Today, we have developed into a global organization, represented by more than 25,000 employees located across over 1,000 locations in 50 countries. Our community of experts is committed to enhancing our technology, system, and professional knowledge. Our technical experts have made renowned technological innovations in the safety and reliability of Industry 4.0, autopilot, and renewable energy.
About TÜV SÜD Smart Energy
TÜV SÜD has been deeply involved in China’s photovoltaic and smart energy for over ten years, with rich experience in testing and certification. We can provide one-stop, multi-market technical solutions for the entire industrial chain from raw materials to system terminals. TÜV SÜD actively participates in the research and development of the standards in the industry of photovoltaic and smart energy, providing testing and certification technical services for enterprises. As the world’s leading solution provider of photovoltaic and smart energy product certification and testing services, we have multiple testing centers ( including partners) and nearly a hundred technical experts in Shanghai, Nanjing, Yangzhou, Changzhou, Wuxi, Shenzhen, Beijing, Tianjin, Hainan, and other cities.