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  • Identify potential energy savings of up to 30%
“ESOS isn’t just a regulatory requirement; it’s a strategic opportunity”

John Tarbet, Head of Carbon Management Services

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ESOS compliance requirements.

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What is ESOS?

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) mandates energy audits every 4 years for large UK organisations. 

  • Identify and optimise energy efficiency measures to decrease consumption.
  • Mandatory for organisations with:
    • 250+ employees OR
    • Annual turnover more than £44M and an annual balance sheet total more than £38M 
  • Phase 3 compliance deadline: 5th June 2024
  • Use our policy tracker to find out if you comply

Maximise energy efficiency with our comprehensive ESOS audits

Reduced energy bills

Complying with ESOS will put your organisation in the best position to start understanding your energy consumption to build robust energy reduction strategies.

Phase out operational inefficiencies 

Our expert’s audit and report your organisation’s energy consumption with recommendations to help phase out energy inefficiencies.

A stepping stone to net zero

Our team of ESOS Lead Assessors can support your organisation in turning your audit outcomes into credible net zero action plans.

Avoid fines

Failure to comply with ESOS can put your organisation at risk of fines of up to £50,000 by the Environmental Agency (EA).

How it works

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We begin with a consultation with our Carbon Management Team. This helps us understand your organisation’s unique requirements, energy efficiency goals and appetite for change. We also explain the ESOS audit process, requirements, reporting, and recommendation process in detail.

We have now entered Phase 3 with a deadline of 5th June 2024.

Site Visits
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Our team of ESOS lead assessors conducts site visits to develop organisational footprints in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, which provide the necessary insight and evidence for our energy management recommendations.

Reporting and Recommendations
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We compile a comprehensive ESOS report that outlines your organisation’s energy usage and identifies areas for improvement. Our report includes fully costed energy efficiency recommendations with payback periods for consideration by the Board.

Take the first step and book a free consultation with our experts

Our team will guide you through the complexities of ESOS, providing insights into compliance requirements, uncovering cost savings opportunities and accelerating a sustainable future for your business.

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Planet Mark’s consultancy throughout the ESOS compliance process has been invaluable. Their experience in energy audits meant that they were able to advise us on our discussions with energy partners and were incredibly responsive during the tender process. We are proud to be working closely with Planet Mark to ensure we are on track for our 2040 net zero target.

Mike Jackson, ESG and Charity Manager, Roadchef

Frequently asked questions

What is ESOS?
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The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) requires large organisations in the UK to undertake mandatory energy audits every four years with the aim of identifying and reviewing any potential energy efficiency measures that can be implemented to reduce consumption.

We have now entered Phase 3 with a deadline of 5th June 2024.

Who does ESOS apply to?
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Your company must comply with ESOS (Phase 3) if, on 31 December 2022, it met the following ESOS definition of a large undertaking:

• You are registered or based in the UK or are a UK establishment.
• You have over 250 members of staff, or
• A turnover of more than £44m and an annual balance sheet of over £38m
• Your company is part of a larger organisation, which falls into any of the above
• You are an overseas organisation with a UK-registered establishment (regardless of their size) with any other part of your global corporate group activities in the UK meeting the ESOS qualifying criteria.

What’s the difference between ESOS and SECR?
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ESOS and SECR are both energy-related regulations in the UK, but they have different focuses. The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme requires large companies to conduct energy audits and identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency. ESOS focuses on energy use and aims to help companies reduce their energy consumption and save money on energy bills.

SECR stands for Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting. It requires companies to report on their energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy efficiency measures annually. SECR focuses on a company’s emissions and aims to encourage companies to reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to the UK’s climate change targets.

Simply put, ESOS looks at energy use and ways to improve efficiency, while SECR focuses on emissions and ways to reduce a company’s carbon footprint.

How can Planet Mark help?

Our experienced in-house team of lead assessors has supported ESOS compliance through Phases 1 and 2. We provide independent energy audits and tailored recommendations for energy efficiency, including the following:

  • Conduct a detailed, holistic onsite energy efficiency survey of each site.
  • We produce individual reports for each building, providing details on technology, budgetary costs, and return on investments, with recommendations ranked and prioritised.
  • Discuss report findings.
  • We provide a hard and soft copy of the required Evidence Pack for ESOS.
  • Provide guidance on uploading all necessary information to the Environment Agency Portal.

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