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Carbon Consultancy

Gain economic benefits from our range of
Carbon Consultancy Services
Carbon Footprint Measurement, Carbon Reduction Strategy,
Carbon Offsetting, CCA & more

Find out more about our Carbon Consultancy Services today...

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Carbon Footprint Measurement

Our carbon footprint measurement service will enable you to understand, quantify, and manage your organisation's greenhouse gas emissions.

Comply Direct use the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol when calculating carbon footprints - the most widely used international accounting tool, it enables UK organisations to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon footprint calculations typically include oil and gas tonnages consumed on-site, an organisation’s vehicle use, electricity use, employee travel and data on any other sort of emissions relevant to an organisation.

For more information about calculating your carbon footprint, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our carbon experts.

Carbon Reduction Strategy

Through our carbon reduction strategy service we agree realistic targets for your business to reduce carbon and save money.

Comply Direct produce cost-based scenarios (following on-site energy surveys) to illustrate what a specified carbon emissions reduction target might look like in terms of:

  • operational efficiency (reduction in overhead spend)
  • return on investment in improved technology
  • return on investment in renewable energy
  • investment in carbon offsetting schemes 

We facilitate a half-day workshop for a company's employees on the carbon reduction strategy and carbon saving initiatives

At the request of a company, we can also create collateral to support employee engagement programmes focused specifically around carbon efficiency. 

If you would like further information about this service, click here to get in touch with our carbon experts.

Carbon Neutral Service

We will work with you to plan the reduction of your carbon emissions, ensuring that only unavoidable emissions are offset.

Carbon neutral status can be defined as achieving a net zero carbon footprint by balancing the amount of carbon emissions released with an equivalent amount sequestered, avoided or offset.

A business carbon footprint is measured by identifying the amount of carbon dioxide that it is responsible for producing.

To achieve carbon neutral status, a business must either reduce its Carbon Footprint to zero or use a carbon reduction activity to offset its carbon footprint.

Through the implementation of a Carbon Management plan, Comply Direct work with organisations to actively reduce and avoid carbon emissions, ensuring that only unavoidable emissions are offset.

If you would like further information about this service, click here to get in touch with our carbon experts.

Carbon Offsetting

Provision of carbon offset packages that are both environmentally sustainable and support carbon emissions reduction.

Comply Direct’s expert carbon management service has allowed us to create viable Carbon Offset packages that are both environmentally sustainable and support carbon emissions reduction.

Carbon offsets offer reliable and immediate support to ensure that an organisation meets its carbon emissions reduction commitments and can ultimately help an organisation become carbon neutral. 

Comply Direct support a number of verified carbon offset projects including renewable energy and natural resource conservation. Offsets enable your organisation to meet carbon reduction targets and support your own carbon reduction plan.

If you would like further information about this service, click here to get in touch with our carbon experts.

 

CCA

Certain organisations in energy-intensive industry sectors may be eligible for a Climate Change Agreement (CCA). CCA’s are voluntary agreements made by organisations to reduce their energy consumption in return for a discounted rate of CCL. Holders of an agreement can claim a discount on the Climate Change Levy (CCL). From April 2019, the discount for electricity will increase from 90% to 93% while the discount for gas will increase from 65% to 78%.

What are the benefits?

Holders of an agreement can claim a discount on the Climate Change Levy (CCL). From April 2019, the rate of Climate Change Levy (CCL) applied to energy purchased by businesses will increase dramatically (49% for electricity and 71% for natural gas). This could be particularly costly for energy-intensive organisations that do not have a Climate Change Agreement.  In line with the increase in CCL from April 2019, the discount for electricity will increase from 90% to 93% while the discount for gas will increase from 65% to 78%.

What are the eligibility criteria for a CCA?

You must be undertaking an eligible process - these are energy intensive processes (please see full list below)

70% or more of the site’s energy must be consumed within the energy-intensive installation. This must be formally calculated and documented using sub-meters or engineering calculations.

Eligible processes:

  • Aluminium
  • Aerospace
  • Textiles
  • Glass
  • Wall Coverings
  • Agricultural Supply
  • Cement
  • Bakers
  • Nonferrous Metals
  • Pigs
  • Data Centres
  • Dairy
  • Mineral Wool
  • Food & Drink
  • Supermarkets
  • Gypsum
  • Laundries
  • Ceramics
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Compressed Gasses
  • Egg Processing
  • Lime
  • Brewing
  • Meat
  • Geosynthetics
  • Cold storage
  • Steel
  • Horticulture
  • Semiconductors
  • Packaging & Industrial Films
  • Surface Engineering
  • Heat Treatment of Metals
  • Spirits
  • Leather
  • Poultry
  • Plastics
  • Printing
  • Tyres
  • Foundaries
  • Metal Forming
  • Chemicals
  • Timber
  • Paper
  • Wood Panels
  • Kaolin % Ball Clay
  • Malting
  • Metal Packaging
  • Rendering
  • Slag Grinding
  • Motor Manufacturing

How soon do I need to act?

The current CCA scheme is now closed for new applications (closed 31 October 2018). The new scheme will be available in April 2023.

How can we help?

It is up to each participant to ensure that their CCA evidence pack and scheme obligations are properly managed and would stand up to audit.

Comply Direct and our partners can help companies with obtaining and managing their CCA.

Get in touch today!

 

ISO 50001

The ISO 50001 standard provides organisations with a framework to manage their energy more effectively in order to help reduce energy and save costs whilst meeting environmental requirements.

The standard assures certification under ISO following full implementation of an energy management system.

Through implementation of best practice energy management achieving ISO 50001 status you will:

  • Reduce GHG emissions and carbon footprint
  • Reduce energy consumption
  • Increase energy cost savings
  • Improve resource efficiencies through better management of equipment
  • More control of energy supply and better understanding of risks
  • Improve energy awareness amongst employees
  • Improve environmental credentials and relationships with stakeholders
  • Improved operational efficiencies

Energy is a rising cost for most businesses and having a best practice Energy Management system in place makes good as well as 'green' business sense.

For businesses committed to reducing their impact in Climate Change, being certified to the ISO 50001 standard is a verified way to achieve this.

ISO 50001 provides an alternative route for compliance with ESOS. The Phase 2 deadline for ESOS compliance was 5 December 2019. Contact our team to discuss the option of ISO 50001 as a route to ESOS compliance; this is especially urgent if your company needed to be compliant but has missed the deadline.

Comply Direct are experts in managing compliance including the standard set out by ISO 50001:2011 and will support you in becoming certified as well as developing a realistic and achievable plan for your business to achieve this status. We will also assist with drafting a carbon governance strategy that will join with the ISO 50001 system.

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