The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is a new piece of EU legislation which requires member states to introduce a mandatory programme of energy audits for ‘large enterprises’. This means that over 7000 of Britain’s biggest companies will be required to comply – with the initial audits to be undertaken by 5 December 2015.
Who does this apply to?
You are likely to be in scope of ESOS if, on the qualification date (31 December 2014 for the first phase of ESOS), you are:
- A large enterprise (classified as having 250 or more employees).
- Or (if less than 250 employees) an annual turnover exceeding €50 million euros and a balance sheet in excess of €43 million euros.
- Part of a corporate group which includes an undertaking which meets the requirements of (1) and (2) above
Organisations that are required to comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 or the Public Contracts Regulations (Scotland) 2012 are exempt from the scheme.
Gaining ISO 500001 negates having to complete an ESOS assessment.
Further news bulletins will follow over the coming months, however if you wish for further information now, please contact us.