Carbon ReportingOur Carbon Reporting Tools and Reporting Capability
Mandatory Carbon ReportingGreen House Gas Emission Reporting
Mandatory Carbon Reporting or Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting (GHG) is a legal requirement in over 40 countries including the UK along with many EU member states.
Whether or not all companies should be required to report on their carbon emissions is debatable. As currently it is only a mandatory and legal obligation for a relatively small selection of organisations to report carbon emissions through the current Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting regulations.
However reporting on carbon emissions is definitely a sound business decision that adds value to a company and focuses the attention on improving ones environmental credentials.
“It makes strong commercial sense for an organisation to capture and report carbon emissions even if not legally required to do so”
Digital Carbon Reporting
> Our unique approach to carbon reporting is to fully automate the collection every invoice using our energy spend management software.
> These are stored in your digital filing cabinet, validated against actual data and converted to GHG emission reporting.
> Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emission are captured and on demand reporting keeps track of the reporting.
> Automate your carbon reporting requirements and target opportunity’s to reduce both you carbon and energy spend.
> Scope 3 emissions can also be included into our reporting process for those that require this level of detail.
> In addition to capturing electricity and gas, we can also capture and store commercial water billing.
Carbon Reporting Process
When we talk about Greenhouse Gas Reporting, GHG Reporting, CO2e Emissions Reporting or Mandatory Carbon Reporting we are actually talking all about the same thing. Yes its confusing that different terminolgy is used to mean the same things, but we are essentially talking about tracking the output of carbon emissions from either the energy we consume or the energy we use.
With the recent introduction of The UK government’s Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) this has extended the scope of Mandatory Carbon Reporting to many more companies.
With all large unquoted UK companies and large LLPs required to report their greenhouse gas emissions under SECR. The definition of large is the same as it is under the companies Act 2006 which is two or more of the following criteria. Companies with more than 250 employees, combined with an annual turnover greater than £36m or an annual balance sheet total greater than £18m.
New legislation mandates that all large companies and large LLP’s are required to report certain energy usage and carbon emissions under the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting requirements. Companies captured under this scheme need to report their full Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions.
> Scope 1 Emissions: These are the direct GHG emissions that come from sources owned or controlled on site such as gas consumed on site or transport.
> Scope 2 Emissions: These are the indirect GHG emissions from the consumption of purchased electricity, steam heating or cooling.
For electricity or gas, the emissions can be calculated from using the kWh actually used and billed for by your energy supplier or by collecting onsite consumption data from the meters.
This is usually a laborious task to obtain all the bills and record all of the consumption details, in hope that the supplier has got it right. This is compounded when no data is available or the supplier has credited any charges along the way or if the bill dates overlap the reporting requirements.
For transport, the litres or kilograms of fuel used are required. The UK Government provides factors to calculate the GHG emissions from the energy used.
As award-winning business energy consultants our online energy spend management platform – EaaSi™ allows us to enhance the way your data is collected and analysed. We seamlessly integrate multiple data sources into one platform and provide easy access to large volumes of energy and environmental data through our energy spend management platform.
This enables us to automate reliable carbon emission performance reporting and emissions assessment, whilst giving you detailed information about your energy use and inefficiencies. This captures scope 1 and 2 emissions and supported by our technology partners we capture scope 3 emissions when needed.
What are the 3 types of scope emissions?
Scope 1 is direct emissions from owned or controlled sources. Scope 2 is indirect emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, steam, heating and cooling. Scope 3 includes all other indirect emissions that occur.
What does SECR stand for?
SECR stands for Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting and it is a policy that mandates that qualifying companies capture and report carbon emissions annually.