Sustain Ltd are delighted to announce that Nagel Langdons, one of the UK market leaders in chilled & frozen food distribution, are their first client to become fully ESOS compliant.
Compliance has been met quickly and effectively, some nine months before the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)’s 5th December 2015 cut-off date. Sustain have worked closely with Nagel Langdons’ internal stakeholders to complete the required fleet-wide energy audit and produce an assessment report detailing the ESOS measures, ensuring compliance.
Good fleet management is not just about using the latest technology. Sustain’s transport audit process examines everything from vehicle specification and maintenance, to driver training, route planning and load factors. The audit found that Nagel Langdons is already operating to best-practice standards in many areas, particularly vehicle specification and driver development.
“We selected Sustain because of their competitive pricing and knowledgeable staff, who gave us confidence in their energy expertise. The procedure to obtain compliance was straightforward and supportive of our intentions to improve our environmental performance,” commented Patrick Griffiths, Commercial Director at Nagel Langdons. “We are already delivering on many of the recommendations in the report, but it is good to have independent confirmation that we are doing the right thing.”
With more than 17 years’ experience of delivering practical energy, water and carbon reduction solutions, Sustain has saved their clients £1 billion in energy costs and 5 million tonnes of lifetime carbon. Nagel Langdons is one of the many organisations that the company is currently supporting in achieving regulatory compliance with ESOS.
“I am thrilled that Nagel Langdons are our first ESOS compliant client. They have been truly proactive in rising to the challenge of this new legislation,” said Tilly Shaw, ESOS Programme Manager at Sustain. “Alongside the technical audits, we provided advice on how to report as a corporate group, and ensured that no parts of the business had been overlooked. Nagel Langdons also received a comprehensive guide to completing the Environment Agency notification process – meaning that the final step to full compliance was only a few minutes’ work.”
Audits are required every four years as part of ESOS compliance. Qualifying businesses are required to be declared as compliant by 5th December 2015 by submitting their evidence through the Environment Agency Portal. Those that fail to comply will face fines of up to £50,000 and risk suffering reputational damage.
Sustain is committed to ensuring that their ESOS partners are compliant in time and this milestone marks significant progress on the road to compliance.