Legislation and compliance
We help clients, large and small, to ensure effective compliance with environmental and sustainability regulation. Our work includes CRC, Mandatory Greenhouse Gas reporting, EU ETS, CCL and ESOS:
Clients have worked with Carbon Smart to:
- Develop a practical sampling approach to a multi site retail chain
- Develop a group compliance approach for an international bank
- Carry out energy audits and develop recommendations across a leading high street brand
The UK government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) requires large organisations to measure their total energy consumption and undertake energy audits of at least 90% of their energy usage every four years. Organisations need to get their final report signed off by an Approved Lead Assessor and to notify the Environment Agency of their compliance. We are helping our clients to understand their obligations and to make compliance work for them. For some it’s about ticking the box, so we provide the Lead Assessor once they’ve done everything. Other companies see this as an opportunity to make some bigger changes.
Are you new to greenhouse gas reporting, or looking to improve your approach? Carbon Smart’s experienced team is here to help you. We can assist with a range of services from basic mandatory GHG reporting checks to ensure compliance, to fully comprehensive report authoring that makes your company stand out from the crowd. Carbon Smart designed the new Defra conversion factor tool and is a key contributor to the current reporting methodology so we are well placed to help.
The UK Government’s CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) is a levy on carbon emissions. The CRC requires comprehensive data collection and reporting and the annual purchase of carbon allowances at a cost each year of around 5-10% of energy spend. Carbon Smart’s approach avoids last minute rushes and unnecessary compliance risks. We provide support and advice to a wide range of organisations and can provide CRC internal audits.
The world of sustainability-related legislation is an ever-evolving one. More and more businesses are finding they need to comply with one piece of legislation or another as either regulation changes or their business evolves. Carbon Smart provides full compliance support for all major environmental and sustainability legislation. We can help assure your board that everything is in order, and give early warning of the steps needed to turn the risks into opportunities.