Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR)

What is SECR?

Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) was introduced in 2019 to limit the effects of global warming and harmful emissions. It requires large businesses of a certain size to report on their energy consumption, associated carbon dioxide emissions and energy efficiency strategies within their end of year accounts from 2020.

Stroma Built Environment offers a comprehensive service for SECR to support businesses in managing their energy reporting responsibilities. The SECR service can be offered free-of-charge if your business meets qualifying criteria. Please contact 01924 237 500 for further details.

SECR services – Why choose Stroma Built Environment?

Stroma Built Environment’s specialist SECR and energy consultancy team can help you to manage your energy reporting requirements. We have a longstanding track record of supporting commercial organisations in understanding and interpreting energy management legislation, such as for ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) Phases 1 & 2. We have experience across all industry including manufacturing, construction, pharmaceutical, health, transport, finance, insurance, retail, training, leisure and voluntary sectors.

Who needs to be SECR compliant?

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting responsibilities applies to any quoted or unquoted company in the UK which meets the legal definition of 'Large' (according to the Companies Act, 2006). The definition extends to charitable organisations, but does not apply to public sector organisations.

Not sure if you need to comply? You will need to undertake SECR if you meet TWO of the following conditions:

  • Your business employs more than 250 employees
  • You have more than £36 million annual turnover
  • Your balance sheet totals more than £18 million

This definition is broader than that of ESOS, which means more companies will be required to comply under SECR.

What happens if you fail to comply with SECR?

SECR is a mandatory requirement for large businesses to report energy consumption and associated CO2 emissions on a yearly basis. The report needs to include information about energy efficiency measures taken throughout the year to reduce the environmental impact of your business.

Failure to comply with SECR can lead to fines, or in exceptional cases, legal action against company directors.

Which businesses are exempt?

The legislation does not apply to public sector organisations. There is also an exemption for businesses who use 40Mwh of energy or less over the reporting period. (Please note - if the level of energy consumption is on par with that of a domestic property, your organisation is likely to be exempt).

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Contact Stroma about your SECR requirements

Please speak to our qualified SECR energy consultants to confirm whether your company needs to complete a SECR assessment. We can also detail our unique delivery model that may be commercially beneficial to your organisation.

Call today on 01924 237 500 or complete our online enquiry form.

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