Upcoming Event

Save the date: March 18th 2020, 11th VERT Forum

The annual VERT Forum will take place at EMPA, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology. This year about 120 experts from all over the world will discuss to stepwise reach near-zero emissions and minimize climate impact of the in-use fleet at minimum cost and transition time. Please find here the current version of the program flyer: 11th VERT Forum - Program. There is no conference fee. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for registration.


Best Available Technology in Emission Reduction


What VERT® stands for:

  • An Association dedicated to the promotion of Best Available Technology for emission control
  • The Core objective of VERT® is the minimization of health burden caused by combustion engine emissions, esp. the elimination of Ultra Fine Particles (UFP)
  • Members of VERT® are international manufacturers of engines, testing devices, DPF and SCR systems, as well as of substrate producers, chassis builders, among others
  • VERT® stresses and recommends the application of particle number measurement against a pure particle mass count as very light Ultra Fine Particles (UFP) cause a major threat to health
  • We set the highest quality standards for emission control technology by certifying emission control technologies (VERT® Label) and publishing the VERT® filter list
  • VERT® supports traffic pollution reduction programs all over the world, esp. in megacities

What makes VERT® unique:

  • 20 years of experience in diesel particulate filter technology
  • Pioneer in nanoparticle measurement and retrofitting of diesel particle filters
  • Highest technical standards and procedures which are shared in the VERT® Forum conference every March
  • A close cooperation with science and research institutes with the aim of supporting new findings on health effects and benefits
  • More than 400,000 vehicles worldwide (on-road and off-road) retrofitted with diesel particle filter systems
  • More than 65 verified filter systems
  • Influential role in international legislation (EURO VI regulation; NRMM Stage V)

"Few risks have a greater impact on global health today than air pollution; the evidence signals the need for concerted action to clean up the air we all breathe."


Dr. Maria Neira,
Director of WHO’s Department for Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, 2012