The Environment Agency has recently stated that it has received 5,948 notifications of compliance and exactly 1000 notifications of intent to comply with the mandatory energy efficiency scheme (ESOS), leaving more than 3,000 organisations unaccounted for.
In the two days before the 29 January deadline, the Environment Agency received 1015 notifications of compliance – indicating another late compliance surge, but leaving thousands of companies at risk of enforcement action.
“We believe that approximately 70% of organisations that qualify for ESOS are on the road to compliance,” the spokesperson said. “It will take some time to match all of the notifications to the expected participant groups and verify whether the remaining organisations do in fact qualify.
“Our focus is on bringing organisations into compliance with ESOS and we will start contacting those organisations that have not yet complied this month. We will normally use enforcement notices to bring organisations into compliance and only issue civil penalties in the most serious cases.”
How can Alcumus ISOQAR help companies in danger of breaching this legislation?
In line with the Environment Agency Newsletter Issue 6 published in October 2015 organisations that can demonstrate that they have applied for and are in the process of achieving certification with an accredited certification body for ISO 50001- the International Energy Management Standard will be given until the 30 June to obtain certification. If you wish to apply for this route to compliance with the regulation you will need to act quickly by completing a questionnaire obtainable through our website here.