Last edited 16 Oct 2020

Qualifying Explanatory Statement QES

A Qualifying Explanatory Statement (QES) is an official statement or declaration of achievement that contains all the required information on the carbon neutrality of a particular organisation.

PAS 2060 requires a QES. The QES must be publicly disclosed along with all carbon neutrality supporting documentation.

Example QES declaration of achievement:

Carbon neutrality of business activities achieved by [organisation name] in accordance with PAS 2060 at [date] for the period commencing [date], [validating body] certified.

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