UK: The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has published Guidance on measuring and reporting environmental impacts

On 31st January 2019, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has published the updated version of the Guidance ‘Measuring and reporting environmental impacts: guidance for businesses’. This Guidance explains for businesses how to measure and report their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions to meet Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting requirements.

This Guidance is designed to help companies and limited liability partnerships in complying with the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) regulations. It can also help all organisations with voluntary reporting on a range of environmental matters, including greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting and the use of key performance indicators (KPIs).

This guidance includes changes which take effect from 1 April 2019. These changes require all UK quoted companies to report on their global energy use in addition to greenhouse gas emissions in their annual Directors’ Report. There are also requirements for large unquoted companies and limited liability partnerships to disclose their annual energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and related information.

The Contents of the Guidance are the following:

  • Reporting greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reporting transport emissions
  • Reporting on other environmental impacts

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Guidance – Measuring and reporting environmental impacts: guidance for businesses, published on the Government webpage on 31st Jan 2019.