Comply with the mandatory ESOS scheme
ESOS (the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) is mandatory for large UK undertakings and their corporate groups. Qualifying companies who have not yet complied should act now, to avoid fines and civil penalties.
The scheme involves quantification and audits of energy used in buildings, industrial processes and transport to identify cost effective savings.
If approached correctly, participation in ESOS is an opportunity to cut operating costs and carbon emissions.
It has been projected to deliver total savings of £1.9bn between 2015 and 2030 for UK businesses.
“Envantage’s ESOS report quality and timeliness of delivery was excellent, we had a very short timeline and Envantage jumped at the challenge.”
Scott Green, Abbey Forged Products
Comply with Envantage
By working with us you will benefit from expert assistance with your ESOS compliance – find out how our clients rate our ESOS services below!
We have audited nearly 1bn kWh to ISO 50002 standard, and reviewed the scheme for Energy World.
Our approved ESOS lead assessors will confirm that you qualify and deliver your compliance with added value and full support.
This means that fines are minimised and you can focus on your business.
You can also expect us to identify typical energy savings of 10-30%, translating to valuable cuts in operating costs.
To take your first steps towards ESOS compliance, or find out if you qualify, contact Envantage today on 0800 054 2577 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Act now to avoid fines
Companies that remain non-compliant with ESOS can ultimately face substantial ESOS fines and civil penalties.
If you qualify you should have notified the Environment Agency by 5 December 2015.
The enforcement process is now underway by a dedicated ESOS Enforcement Team since April 2016, to issue compliance and enforcement notices to non-compliant organisations.
Talk to one of our consultants today about your situation. Fines can range from £5,000-£90,000 and are designed to increase for each day of non-compliance.
We therefore recommend that you don’t delay.
What action do you need to take?
The ESOS scheme includes strict qualification criteria, compliance requirements and an escalating framework of enforcement:
Our knowledgeable ESOS Lead Assessors will identify if you qualify for ESOS and help you take the necessary steps to compliance. Contact Envantage today on 0800 054 2577 or email email@example.com.
We have delivered ESOS compliance for businesses with an annual energy spend from £100,000 to £4million, from large industrial sites to offices and transport fleets. Our clients include:
“Envantage’s ESOS report quality and timeliness of delivery was excellent, we had a very short timeline and Envantage jumped at the challenge. The ESOS energy audit reports were very valuable. We are quite an energy efficient business but the report flashed up some areas where we can explore improvements.”
Scott Green, Abbey Forged Products
“Hit our target requirements. The report contained good detail and was delivered in a timely manner. Working with Envantage has provided our site with the kick-start to plan energy saving applications for capital expenditure. Envantage provided a good structure for a group approach.”
Pat Merchant, McBride
“I would like to thank all the team for your prompt and extremely efficient actions over the last few months which have enabled Silentnight Group to achieve our compliance a week before the deadline. I’m extremely impressed with the comprehensiveness and factual content of all the reports and are looking forward to us implementing the changes to reduce our energy consumption for future years.”
Howard Bracewell, Silentnight Group Ltd
“We just wanted to thank you for the way Envantage Team have helped us to meet our own ESOS obligation. I would be happy to offer an unreserved recommendation for your services.”
Warren Glover, Lindum Group
“Envantage as a company met our expectations of customer support with pro-active engagement & consultation during the compilation of the report. The ESOS report is comprehensive and thorough with excellent insights into energy usage and potential savings summarised by site.”
Ellis McKinnon, MetsäWood
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for making this whole ESOS process completely painless and hassle free, it was a pleasure working with you all. Envantage’s customer support has been above and beyond what was expected. The ESOS report quality and timeliness of delivery was faultless, and the report has now pointed us in the right direction to start formalising our approach with a better understanding.”
Guy Love, Aspen Healthcare
“We have worked with Envantage over a number of years. Always very professional and helpful. ESOS was exactly as expected: organised, professional and timely.”
Sean Bishop, A. Schulman INC LTD
Who qualifies for ESOS?
You are mandated to comply with the ESOS regulations if on the qualification date of 31 December 2014 you are:
A UK undertaking which has 250 or more employees in the UK or abroad.
A UK undertaking which has fewer than 250 employees, but has:
An annual turnover exceeding €50m, and
A balance sheet exceeding €43m
Part of a corporate group which includes a UK undertaking that meets criteria 1 or 2 above.
How do you comply with ESOS?
Compliance with ESOS is typically met via an ESOS compliant evidence pack, where you:
Measure total energy consumption during a 12 month reference year across buildings, transport (freight and business travel in company and employees vehicles), and industrial activities
Conduct energy audits to identify cost-effective energy efficiency recommendations, covering at least 90% of the total energy
Have the ESOS assessment approved by an accredited ESOS Lead Assessor and reviewed by a board level director
Notify the Environment Agency of your compliance
If you have an ISO 50001 certified Energy Management System, this also provides an alternative route to compliance.
What fines could you face?
Non-compliance with ESOS is subject to fines and civil penalties, and enforced by the Environment Agency’s ESOS Enforcement Team. Fines can reach £90,000 and are designed to increase for each day of non-compliance. Read more about ESOS fines here.
Do you have to implement energy savings?
There is no requirement to implement the identified energy savings in order to comply with ESOS.
However when working with Envantage, our experienced Chartered Energy Managers will typically identify simple efficiency improvements that will cut your energy bills at a zero or low investment cost.
Taking advantage of these opportunities will help you reduce costs and energy use.
We will also identify larger energy efficiency projects that could cut your energy use substantially, ranging from LED lighting to industry processes like compressed air or transport fleet management.