Statutory Requirements

Our statutory requirements service will keep you abreast of legislation and regulations 

Green Element is an Environmental Management Consultancy with over 15 years of experience. We offer a range of Environmental Services to all types of organisations.

Why is this essential for your business?


In this fast-moving, ever-changing world, compliance and statutory requirements help you to future-proof your business and adapt to what lies ahead with intelligence. Every business – from office start-up or SME to petro-chemical giant – has a duty to monitor and minimise its impact on the environment. Green Element can help your business identify and meet statutory requirements, including Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SERC); Climate Change Agreement (CCA); Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS); Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC).

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Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SERC)

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) is the greenhouse gas reporting scheme which has replaced the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) from April 2019.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy-to-use tool to calculate your carbon emissions for your Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) for your next annual strategic report, look no further:

Compare Your Footprint is an online carbon reporting tool that we’ve developed to help any type of organisation comply with SECR. It takes less than a minute to register and you can immediately start entering your energy data, pay what you feel it’s worth and produce your carbon footprint.

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Climate Change Agreement (CCA)

A CCA is a voluntary agreement by energy-intensive businesses to meet energy-efficiency and carbon-saving targets, in return for a discount of up to 90% on the Climate Change Levy (CCL).

The targets for participating sectors under the current scheme apply from 1 April 2013 until 31 March 2023. The last reporting period for sector and operator performance assessment is in 2020.

Energy-intensive businesses were defined as industries covered by Part A, in Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 – this definition applies throughout the UK. The 2010 version of the EPR is most recent available.

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Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is a compulsory programme of regular energy audits for ‘large enterprises’. As well as making companies more energy-efficient and reducing environmental impact, real bottom-line benefits are delivered when you go beyond compliance. There are also penalties for non-compliance. 

  • Auditing - Enterprises required to undergo auditing are all those with 250+ employees and either ‘an annual turnover of at least €50m (£42m)’ or ‘an annual balance sheet total of at least €43m (£35m).
  • Frequency - Energy audits are conducted every four years by approved assessors. The audit assesses the organisation’s energy intensity ratio – kWh/employee (FTE), for example – and the variation in energy use over time within key buildings and operations.
  • Compliance  - To achieve compliance, a business needs to gather the necessary data, undertake the assessment and maintain records of the results. Those with an EMS (Environmental Management System) certified by ISO50001 that includes energy-intensity ratio data will be considered ESOS compliant and not required to implement specific ESOS audits.

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Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is a mandatory emissions trading scheme that applies to large businesses and public sector organisations in the UK. Green Element can assist you with the following requirements:

  • Data gathering
  • Evidence pack
  • Report submission and audit liaison
  • Manage allowances​
  • Provide updates

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