SECR Streamlined energy and carbon reporting

The government aims to streamline the process for businesses in a way that increases transparency

small business environmental certification

How can small businesses join the route to sustainability?

Although previously considered a somewhat abstract concept, sustainability has now reached ‘buzzword’ status in business practice, and its growth shows no signs of slowing. With the mounting awareness of corporate social and environmental responsibilities, businesses across all sectors and industries are incorporating sustainable business practices as part of the business strategy. And such initiatives are […]

Environmental verification

Environmental verification: less mechanical, more collaborative

With the simultaneous advent of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive (EU NFR) over the course of the last 18 months, environmental reporting is being driven into the limelight in boardrooms in a manner it has seldom seen before. Whilst the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas regulation in 2013 […]

Non financial reporting eunfr

Stepping up your company’s non-financial reporting to keep up with new legislation

  Alongside financial information, reporting on non-financial performance, such as greenhouse gas emissions, employee diversity and more recently modern slavery, is becoming increasingly important. For many companies, the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive (EU NFRD) requires more extensive disclosure on environmental and social issues for financial years beginning on or after 1st January 2017. This blog […]

CDP reporting

How can focusing on climate change recapture the purpose of reporting?

Reporting season – whether you have already published or are just about to start, there is no denying it is a busy time of year for sustainability professionals. It is a period of celebrating success in reducing your environmental impact whilst recognising the key areas you need to improve and develop during the coming year. […]

Reflecting upon the 2017 CDP results and preparing for the 2018 changes

We are excited to head into the new year with new developments and improvements in the CDP scoring. The much anticipated 2018 CDP questionnaires have been released and designed in a manner which makes the questionnaires more relevant to different industries and sectors and streamlines the whole reporting process for the businesses. Apart from the […]

We need to talk about plastics

It seems like we can’t go a day at the moment without reading or hearing  about the devastating impact of plastics in our aquatic environment. Blue Planet 2 has shocked us all with powerful images of plastics in our oceans, Chancellor Hammond has set out plans to explore new taxing of single-use plastic, Defra is […]

Clean Growth Strategy: What does it mean for businesses?

The long-awaited Clean Growth Strategy has been released on 12 October, and sets out ambitious plans by the UK Government on how to accelerate clean growth, and meet national climate goals and the fifth carbon budget. The 165-page document covers policies and proposals ranging from green finance, building energy efficiency, low carbon heating, electric vehicles […]