Markit SOCIALCARBON Registry System


The SOCIALCARBON Registry offers VERS that make an effective contribution to sustainable development, adding value to projects that use SOCIALCARBON® brand.

The SOCIALCARBON Registry is managed by Markit, an Environmental Registry service that allows accountholders to manage all their environmental credits.
It applies a unique serial number to each credit and enables transfer between seller and buyer, providing full reporting for inquiries regarding traceability and transparency.

The Markit SOCIALCARBON Registry:

  • Lists and manages full project details
  • Facilitates SOCIALCARBON Credits issuance
  • Converts a SOCIALCARBON credit into a saleable conservation unit
  • Enables transfer of credits between seller and buyer
  • Retires SOCIALCARBON credits into a retirement account to endure that these cannot be re-sold

SOCIALCARBON VCUs and VERs have to be issued at Markit. After initial issuance, the credits may be transferred to other registries such as APX and Caisse des Dépôts.

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SOCIALCARBON project must present the following additional documents in order to obtain the SOCIALCARBON additional certification:

This document contains a brief description of the project activity, identification of social economic and environmental impacts, and presentation of results obtained with the assessment of SOCIALCARBON indicators.

a) At least one SOCIALCARBON Report will be elaborated per monitoring period of the carbon accounting standard (instead of one SOCIALCARBON report/year). With the new rule, it is possible to have less than one SOCIALCARBON report/year (data collected for the report however must be collected at some point during the corresponding monitoring period). Example:

SOCIALCARBON Report Period Monitoring Period (of the additional carbon accounting standard used)
SC Point 1 (2006-2007) MR* 1 (2006 – 2007)
SC Point 2 (2007-2008)  MR 2 (2007-2009)
SC Point 3 (2010-2011)  MR 3 (2009-2012)

*Monitoring Report

Validation/Verification of SOCIALCARBON Report

This is a report generated by a Certifying Entity that audits the SOCIALCARBON Report.

a) The SOCIALCARBON Report submitted for registration must be validated or verified by a Certifying Entity (Designated Operational Entity or other authorized organization). To access a complete list of Certifying Entities please refer to:
b) The first Report issued by a Certifying Entity is named Validation Report. The following reports (second, third, etc) are named Verification Reports.

Terms & Conditions signed 

Project developers must sign this agreement by a legally entitled representative and provide a copy to Markit by uploading this document to the Markit Environmental Registry. The project developer will provide a second copy to Ecologica Institute via e-mail: This agreement is project specific and must be signed by each project proponent that will register a project.

Project developers pay an issuance fee of $0,02 USD per SOCIALCARBON credit issued. This does not include the fees paid to the carbon standard used in conjunction with SOCIALCARBON or the fees for project validation or verfification.