The UK Government introduced SECR (Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting) to accelerate the sustainability agenda for more than 10,000 captured businesses. Understanding the eligibility criteria and requirements can be complicated for businesses, even those that have reported their environmental performance previously.
The new regulation came into effect in April 2019, mandating quoted and large unquoted businesses to report:
Reporting must be public, and included in annual report and accounts or equivalent disclosures for reporting years starting on or after 1st April 2019.
Organisations captured by the regulation in the UK include:
It should be noted that charities, academies and companies owned by Universities or NHS Trusts may also be captured by the regulation.
Drive change in your organisation
SECR is here to stay. If eligible, your organisation needs to comply ever year. Thorough understanding of your organisations’ environmental performance and ability to show progress year on year will be the bare minimum.
Top performers will go beyond compliance and produce more extensive sustainability reporting, explore and engage their supply chain on sustainability matters and showcase innovative approaches to improving sustainability performance.
How can we help?
Whether you want to comply with SECR at a minimal level, or be a leader in your field, we can assist you in identifying the reporting frameworks and approaches that work for your business.
Hassle-free data collection - we offer tailored support to ensure data collection and performance reporting efforts are not doubled
Stakeholder engagement – we ensure the right stakeholders are involved from the very start. Your internal stakeholders need to be clear on what actions they need to take to meet the requirements. External stakeholders need to receive the right environmental information for their decision-making needs
Stay future-proofed - we ensure that your business is not only compliant today, but through our environmental regulation horizon scanning, ahead of the emerging reporting requirements of tomorrow
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