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What is the ESOS Notification of Compliance?

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15/07/2022
what is the esos notification of compliance?

Submitting your ESOS notification of compliance is a crucial part of your obligations as a large undertaking. But with all the other ins and outs of ESOS, it’s easy for things to get a little muddled. Read on as we clear things up when it comes to notifying your compliance.

ESOS notification: the basics

If your organisation is classed as a large undertaking, you’ll need to fulfil a set of ESOS obligations by a set deadline for each phase. This classification is determined by key metrics set by the government, such as the total number of employees, the annual turnover and the overall value of your balance sheet.

In essence, organisations with a considerable workforce, substantial yearly revenue and a significant balance sheet are required to comply with ESOS regulations within the designated deadlines.

What does the notification of compliance include?

Your ESOS notification of compliance doesn’t actually require you to provide data about energy usage. Instead, it will include relevant details about your organisation and how it has complied with the requirements.

That starts with basic information like your trading name and sector and extends to the more specific details about your compliance. Some other important things to note are:

  • There’s no charge for submitting an ESOS notification of compliance, making it a cost-effective part of the compliance process.
  • The process is designed for convenience, eliminating the need for creating an account or logging into a system to streamline the submission.
  • You can complete part of the notification, save your progress and continue at a later date (as long as it’s still before the deadline). You’ll get an email from the system with a link to resume your notification.

This approach ensures that notifying compliance is as straightforward and user-friendly as possible, accommodating the diverse needs and schedules of businesses. It’s an efficient way to comply with regulations without any technical complications or financial charges.

Where does my notification go?

Your notification goes to the Environment Agency to let them know that you’ve complied with your obligations. However, it is also published online as part of the ESOS regulations and the government’s open data policies.

Don’t worry – there’s nothing in there that you would mind being shared, and definitely no personal data! It usually includes information about whether you've met the ESOS requirements and basic details about your organisation. This ensures your private information stays secure while still making your compliance status publicly available.

What if I make a mistake?

Because notifications are sent through an online system, once they’re gone, you can’t go back and amend them. So what if you’ve realised that something is wrong?

Thankfully, you can get in touch with the Environment Agency. You’ll need to email [email protected] with your submission date and the name of your organisation, plus details of any inaccurate information and how it needs to be amended.

While this is an option, it does add to the hassle involved – so it’s always worth double- or even triple-checking that all information is accurate before submitting your notification.

What are the benefits of ESOS compliance?

Meeting the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) requirements is more than a regulatory formality for large organizations. It's an opportunity to enhance energy efficiency and embrace sustainability.

Let’s look at how to turn ESOS compliance into a strategic advantage for your business.

Energy efficiency strategies

The ESOS assessment gives you a close look at how much energy your company uses. By looking at this information, you can find specific areas to make your energy use more efficient. Making these changes will not only meet ESOS rules but can also save a lot of money and make your business run more efficiently.

Improving your environmental image

ESOS compliance positions your company as environmentally responsible, important in today's eco-aware market. Demonstrating your commitment to reducing energy use enhances your brand image and appeals to green-minded customers, investors and employees.

Innovation and improvement

The ESOS framework motivates continuous improvement in managing energy. Adopting new technologies and methods that save energy not only meets current ESOS rules but also gets your business ready for future environmental regulations.

Educating stakeholders

ESOS compliance involves a range of stakeholders, from internal teams to external assessors. This is a chance to engage your staff in energy-saving activities, fostering an eco-friendlier company culture. Collaboration with external experts can also bring new perspectives on improving energy efficiency.

Financial decisions

Your ESOS strategy can affect how you plan financially. Learning from ESOS assessments can guide you in investing in energy-saving technologies – saving money and helping the environment in the long run. These smart investments reduce energy bills and get your business ready for future energy issues and environmental rules.

Take the hassle out of ESOS

The ESOS notification of compliance is just one of the many little jobs you don’t have time to do. That can become an even bigger problem if you get things wrong or miss a deadline. Thankfully, Volta Compliance can make things easier.

We provide professional, reliable ESOS services to organisations throughout Yorkshire. With our help, you can not only stay compliant, but also reduce your energy output going forward and save money over time.

Sound good? Get in touch with us on 0113 397 1361 or email [email protected].

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Richard Carr Volta Compliance
Richard Carr
Managing Director
Richard is the Director of Volta Compliance. He is a fully qualified approved electrician graded with the JIB. Richard has over 20 years electrical experience working on commercial and industrial installations.
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