Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) was introduced by the UK Government in April 2019 to encourage businesses to cut costs and become more environmentally friendly. Companies that fall under SECR will have to disclose their energy and carbon emissions, although it is recommended that even companies not obliged to report under SECR should still follow similar procedures to identify and track their energy and carbon emissions. 

Does my organisation have to comply with SECR? 

The specific scope for SECR is quite complex but to simply things, typically organisations have to comply if they fall under the following categories;

  1. Quoted companies of any size that are already obliged to disclose their energy and carbon emissions under mandatory greenhouse gas reporting regs. 
  2. Unquoted Companies incorporated in the UK or LLPs that fall under the definition of ‘Large’

Such companies are considered ‘Large’ if they meet at least two of the following three criteria in a reporting year:

  • a turnover of £36 million or more;
  • a balance sheet of £18 million or more; or
  • 250 employees or more.

If you have any questions on SECR, or need to comply, our team will be happy to help.

Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme is a UK government agenda set out to make large organisations accountable for their environmental impact by ultimately making them responsible for finding and implementing energy efficient initiatives. Organisations that fall under ESOS are obligated to report on their energy data every 4 years and show efforts to become more efficient. 

Does my organisation have to comply with ESOS?

Your organisation will have to comply with ESOS if the following apply;

You have over 250 members of staff, or 
A turnover of over 50 million Euros (£44.1m) or an annual balance sheet of over 43 million Euros (£37.9m) 
You are an overseas organisation with over 250 employees in the UK  
Your company is part of a larger organisation, which falls into any of the above 

Our team can take your business through the ESOS process and ensure you remain compliant. 

If ESOS is new to your organisation, or you are preparing to go through your next phase of reporting, we would be happy to discuss how we can help. 

What if I don’t fall under the criteria to comply with ESOS? In the case that your organisation does not need to comply with ESOS, this doesn’t mean you should not go through a similar process to improve your energy efficiency – check out our energy audit page for more information. 

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