Businesses risk failing CRC compliance, say experts

Businesses risk failing to keep to new guidelines laid out in the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme. Experts at Bergen Energi have warned that many companies haven’t got the […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Businesses risk failing to keep to new guidelines laid out in the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme.

Experts at Bergen Energi have warned that many companies haven’t got the right in-house experience to comply with government-imposed targets.

John Daynes, Bergen Energi UK Vice President said: “Environmental energy data management is becoming significantly more critical to a company’s bottom line. Many businesses see the opportunities of doing more around energy and carbon but fail to do so due to a lack of internal sustainability expertise.”

This could pose significant problems, he added: “Without sustainability solutions in place businesses will find access to capital from green funds and indexes increasingly difficult and may even miss out on customers to which a proven strategy is crucial. They also run the risk of failing to comply with schemes like the CRC and The EU Emissions Trading System.”

Mr Daynes said that developing a carbon reduction strategy was essential: “Businesses need a sustainability package that provides visibility and succinct easy to view data and analysis, so that they can take action.”

The deadline for businesses to give their carbon footprint report to the CRC EE is 29 July 2011.