About Us

SustainCERT was founded by the Gold Standard Foundation in 2018 as an independent organization. We are a climate impact verifier on a mission to bring credibility to climate action.  

We combine deep climate expertise with technology to bring cutting-edge and scalable verification solutions to the market. Our work is designed to increase the speed and accuracy at which climate impact from carbon market and value chain decarbonization projects can be verified. We bring assurance that the highest standards are met, and tangible progress achieved.  

Our innovative approach aligns with and has already contributed to leading international sustainability frameworks – including the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, the UN SDGs, and the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). 



To stay within 1.5 degrees of planetary warming, our carbon emissions need to reach net zero by 2050. This means a reduction of roughly 7% per year. To meet such an ambitious target, climate action needs to be scalable and trusted. To demonstrate that progress is happening on the ground, climate impact data must pass through rigorous audits and assessments performed by verifiers such as SustainCERT. Our unique combination of climate expertise and technology allows us to bring the speed, quality, and scalability needed to ensure that credible climate action becomes the new normal.



We are working towards a sustainable, climate-secure future where people, businesses, and ecosystems thrive.



Our mission is to create digital verification solutions to bring credibility to climate action.


From sustainability specialists and all-out carbon geeks to data scientists and software engineers, we are a team of over 100 curious and mission-driven minds. We are a global, remote, collaborative team with offices in Amsterdam and Luxembourg. We are experts at what we do and dedicated to making a difference. What bonds us is our shared commitment and respect for people and the planet!

Patrick Hilt

Chief Technology Officer

Lucy Smith

Quinten Francken

Chief Operations Officer

Thomas Blackburn

VP Sales & Partnerships


We are proud to be supported by investments from world-class partners including Partech, Hartree Partners, Citizen Capital, Innovacom, and Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund who make our work possible.

We received seed funding from Blue Orchard, 1to4 Foundation, and the Gold Standard Foundation, who maintain an ownership stake in the company, and from WWF which exited in 2023.

We have also received grants from the Luxemburg Government and EIT Climate-KIC.