ESOS is now more than halfway through its first compliance phase with only 11* out of a potential 10,000** organisations registered as ESOS compliant – less than one percent.
With around 200 working days before the December 5th cut off for compliance, the enormity of the task before the industry is significant but yet achievable. Now is the time to act and turn the audit into a commercial boost.
No need to be part of the ESOS queue
With a shorter compliance window, just 18 months as opposed to the full 48 months of future compliance periods, the time for procrastination at board level has passed. Industry insiders are predicting a rush to compliance later this year as panicked managers seek to get their organisations over the line to avoid the penalty fines. Companies such as Nagel Langdons, one of the UK’s leading distribution firms and working with Sustain, that have taken early, firm steps for compliance are now able to convert the recommendations into operational cost savings.
Book in your Lead Assessor
Lead Assessors are essential in getting ESOS compliant with very few organisations sizeable enough to support their own in-house assessor. With only a handful of lead assessors available to review and sign this amount of work off, there will be some companies getting caught short and a) getting a rush-job with absolutely no worth, b) paying over the odds in a demand-driven market, and/or c) facing a hefty fine for non-compliance.
Board level buy-in
Those organisations who have struggled to gain director approval for efficiency measures are finding that ESOS compliance is doing the job. With external validation through the assessment process, company boards are being presented with a strong business case to make energy efficiencies, which often result in cost reductions (and pay back for the initial audit outlay). Used effectively as leverage, ESOS is less of an obligation and more of an opportunity.