ESOS – Are we there yet?
I’ve been working with a number of clients to ensure they comply with the ESOS legislation. We’ve analysed energy consumption data (buildings & transport), conducted audits & identified opportunities for reduction.
OK, we’ve met the deadline – does this mean it’s all over? Is that ESOS done for four years? Well no because now the fun part starts: putting the energy savings opportunities into action.
So, why not get your colleagues together & run a workshop? Have a good brainstorm, look at the recommendations and develop an action plan: small & maybe larger projects, with timescales & responsibilities; set your priorities and link to targets & KPIs.
It’s also a good idea to schedule audits for all sites, to be done over the next 3 years (to fit in with the ESOS cycle). This is especially important to visit all sites if only a sample was taken this time.
Still Not There? The Environment Agency said that up to 40% of businesses that qualify for ESOS are still non-compliant. I’m still getting ESOS enquiries – can I help you?
Mind the Gap
The new ISO 14001 came out late last year and now businesses are looking to adapt their Environmental Management Systems to meet the new standard’s requirements.
First thing to do is to conduct a Gap Analysis. Look at your existing EMS and identify where it needs tweaking and where significant changes are needed.
Start with the new clause ‘Context of the Organisation’ – think about the internal & external factors that affect you, and identify the range of interested parties.
Let me start your Gap Analysis and help you with your transition to the new standard. Email me to start the conversation.
Hear me speak at edie Live
edie Live (formerly Sustainability Live) is the UK’s leading energy, sustainability & resource efficiency exhibition. Taking place on 17-18th May at the Birmingham NEC, it’s a great way to learn, update, network & be inspired to improve your business.
I will be speaking on Beyond compliance – driving real change. How do businesses go further than merely complying with requirements and drive the benchmark ever higher? We will examine innovative approaches to taking the lead in energy management.
I’m also looking forward to judging the Environment & Energy Awards next month, which will be presented during edie Live.