Compliance Surveys Limited have been appointed by the Busy Bees Group to undertake their Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) audit. Busy Bees are the UK’s largest childcare provider with 237 nurseries Nationwide.
ESOS is the UK’s legislative response to Article 8 of the European Commission’s Energy Efficiency Directive. The aim is to cut carbon emissions by requiring large businesses to identify energy reduction measures. Thousands of UK organisations will be affected by the scheme.
Under ESOS, all large companies must undertake an energy audit conducted or overseen by an approved Lead Assessor once every four years. Audits will include an estimate of total energy consumption, covering buildings, industrial processes, and transport, and identify energy saving opportunities. The audit must be signed off by a board-level director before being submitted to the Environment Agency. The first deadline will be 5 December 2015.
A Company qualifies as a Large Undertaking and will have to comply with the ESOS Regulations (or other exempting scheme by 5th December 2015) if it meets either one or any of the conditions below:
a. it employs 250 or more people,
b. it has an annual turnover in excess of 50 million euro (£38,937,777),
c. annual balance sheet total in excess of 43 million euro (£33,486,489).