UK consults on streamlined energy and carbon reporting

A reform package aimed at reducing administrative burdens and raising energy efficiency awareness has been published. The streamlined energy and carbon reporting consultation is seeking views on how to replace the reporting element of the Carbon Reduction Commitment, which will be abolished after the 2018/19 compliance year. That includes mandatory annual reporting and disclosure of […]

UK firms urge government to keep mandatory carbon reporting

A coalition of businesses are urging the government to keep the legislation that requires some organisations to report on their global greenhouse gas emissions every year. The call comes ahead of the budget announcement next week. Organisations including BT, Aviva Investors, Marks & Spencer, National Grid and Nestle UK & Ireland believe the introduction of […]

Carbon reporting creeps up in FTSE 100

More major companies in the FTSE 100 are publishing their carbon emissions in their official annual reports. Research found 85 companies included key information about their carbon footprint in 2014, up nearly a third compared to 2013, when 56 did so. Data such as the carbon intensity ratio was included, plus details of the methodology […]

M&S ties with BT at top of carbon leader board

Retailer M&S tied with telecoms group BT on the top spot in a carbon reporting leader board of FTSE 100 companies. Each company in the FTSE 100 was scored using publicly available data against 67 criteria to rate their carbon management strategy. Carbon Clear which did the rankings said Marks and Spencer impressed with their […]

Nine in ten British businesses worried about energy security

Nearly nine in ten British businesses (88%) are worried about the security of their energy supply according a joint report from the Major Energy Users’ Council (MEUC) and energy solutions firm Power Efficiency. Ofgem recently warned the UK could face ‘brownouts’ and ‘blackouts’ in 2015-16, as spare capacity could drop to 4% from its current […]

Keep an eye on carbon reporting or face ‘hefty fines’

Companies have been warned they face ‘hefty fines’ if they don’t keep an eye on their new carbon reporting responsibilities. Carbon reporting specialist Inteb said companies that fail to comply with the law by miscalculating emissions or reporting late will be made to pay for their mistakes. From the start of this month all incorporated […]

Are you ready for mandatory carbon reporting?

It’s a new rule which businesses in the UK will ignore at their peril — and it kicks in soon. From 1 October 2013, all UK incorporated companies* will legally have to include a report on their greenhouse gas emissions in their annual directors’ report. So what is mandatory carbon reporting and how can you […]

Is your company secretary on top of mandatory carbon reporting?

It’s a new rule which businesses working in the UK should ignore at their peril – and it kicks in today. From 1 October 2013, all UK incorporated companies legally have to include a report on their greenhouse gas emissions in their annual directors’ report. That means all UK companies listed on the main market […]

Is carbon reporting the new turnover report?

Businesses think carbon reporting will be “almost as common” as turnover reports in two years, claims a new survey. A new survey of more than 400 CEOs, MDs, FDs, Sustainability Directors and Environmental Managers in the UK shows almost three quarters (71%) already have energy-use targets in place. It suggests carbon and waste reporting will […]

Carbon reporting is “work in progress”

A Defra minister has admitted plans to start carbon reporting are a “work in progress”. Last week Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the Government would be forcing all firms listed on London’s stock exchange to include emissions data in their annual reports from the next financial year. Speaking at the Environmental Industries Commission event […]