Carbon Smart has been working with Domino’s Pizza Group for over 18 months; we have supported DPG with their ESOS compliance and are supporting both DPG and the franchises with compliance with the CRC, the other compliance scheme relevant to the franchises.
As a result, Carbon Smart has a good understanding of the quality of the data and the energy performance of Domino’s stores as well as typical challenges encountered by franchises in relation to energy management, which we work together to address.
ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) involves a compulsory energy assessment which companies with more than 250 employees or a turnover of £38.9m or more and a balance sheet of £33m or over must carry out by December 2015.
What do you need to do?
- Measure all the energy your business consumes over a 12 month period that includes 31st December 2014.
- Audit 90% of your energy usage and identify options for using less of it.
- Compile an evidence pack with the data you have collected.
- Appoint an approved ESOS Lead Assessor (Carbon Smart offers this service) to confirm your ESOS assessment meets the requirements of the scheme.
- Tell the Environment Agency you have complied by 5th December 2015.
Do you know what you need to measure?
The regulation requires you to measure energy used in buildings, by company vehicles (will include business mileage for deliveries in companies cars, pool cars for area managers, etc) and business mileage in employee vehicles (this includes allowances made to drivers / job completed).
For the majority of you, Carbon Smart is already collecting electricity and gas data through the CRC scheme, but you will need to set up a framework to collect all your transport data if you are not collecting this already.
Do you really require external support?
The answer is yes. You will require a Lead Assessor to review your ESOS assessment including: your calculations of total energy consumption, your significant energy consumption (90% of your total energy consumption), confirm that the necessary evidence exists and that the audits meet the minimum ESOS criteria.
Typically as a Lead Assessor we would carry out your ESOS assessment. We will agree a compliance plan that is sensible for you – for instance where our involvement is not required, such as data collection, we will encourage you to lead on that element to reduce costs.
When should you start?
Now. You may have your business energy bills, mileage records and employee expense claims nicely stacked into perfect box files already. Or the data might be scattered between different offices and departments, with great big holes in between.
Based on our experience, completing the full compliance exercise takes between 2-4 months depending on the quality of your data. With the compliance deadline just 6 months away we recommend you get in touch to confirm your compliance plan sooner rather than later.
Carbon Smart is on hand whatever your level of preparedness.
We offer cost-effective support to meet ESOS requirements in a way that makes sense for your business. Our team can help as much or as little as you need.
Call us to:
- Gain a clear understanding of the regulation’s requirements.
- Hear about alternative ways to comply.
- Establish the right data to collect, the way to make best use of in-house skills and bring in external help only as required.
- Get tips on the best approach for your business: whether you simply need us to complete the required Lead Assessor work, take care of your full compliance disclosure to the Environment Agency or whether you see this as an opportunity to implement the right improvements for your business.
- Appoint one of Carbon Smart’s accredited Lead Assessors complete your energy assessment and to sign off your final report.