Author - Meabh Carey

Accuvio Named CDP Accredited Partner 2019

After first achieving accredited partner status with CDP in 2012, Accuvio is delighted to again be named as a trusted silver software solution provider this year, accredited in the US. CDP is a not-for-profit organisation that runs the only global disclosure system for companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts and for investors or purchasers to access environmental information for use in financial decisions. CDP uses a scoring methodology to incentivise responding companies to measure and manage environmental [...]

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Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting SECR

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting framework to take effect in April, 2019

The much anticipated successor to the UK’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) reporting scheme has been announced, and is expected to take effect from April 2019.The Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) regulation is intended to provide a more cohesive reporting framework than current initiatives. While the scope of reporting and the number of companies impacted increases, it is expected to be aligned with existing frameworks and standards for emissions and energy reporting, therefore being easier to comply. [...]

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EU NFR Non-Financial Reporting

New Rules Force Irish Firms to Report Environmental and Social Impacts

The EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) 2014/95/EU entered into force in December 2014 and is now in the final stages of being transposed into Irish legislation. The disclosures will apply to financial years beginning on or after August 1st, 2017, so the first of reports are likely to become available from the second half of 2018. The legislation applies to large Irish organisations, and they will be required to report on their environmental, social and employee matters, respect for human rights, [...]

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Sustainability Data

Even Unsinkable Companies Hit The Sustainability Data Iceberg

The Sustainability Data Challenge – The Iceberg that can take down even the most unsinkable of companies. Who's In The Boat? The Iceberg is one of my favourite metaphors for conveying Sustainability/ESG data reporting.  Symbolically, the tip of the iceberg shows what stakeholders, directors and investors want to see in ESG reports yet, exponential amounts of work and risks lurk in the deep. It’s also what lies beneath the waterline which poses the biggest risk to ships, [...]

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Sustainable Forest

West Fraser Plc Selects Accuvio

West Fraser is a leading North American integrated wood products company firmly rooted in quality, people and community. West Fraser  has selected Accuvio as its preferred supplier of Global Sustainability and Energy Reporting software following a competitive tender. West Fraser was founded in 1955 when three brothers – Sam, Bill and Pete Ketcham – pooled their resources to buy a small planing mill in Quesnel, B.C. From that early entrepreneurial spark, West Fraser has grown to be the largest lumber [...]

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Sustainability Professional

3 Habits of Successful Sustainability/CSR Professionals

As developers of Sustainability and Energy Software, we work on a daily basis with some of the most talented and influential leaders in the Sustainability space. Over a number of years, we get to know our clients as many of them make their journey from basic early stages, to more advanced and sophisticated Sustainability leadership. It’s no surprise then that over the years our team has come to recognise dozens of traits of high achieving Sustainability and Energy professionals. We [...]

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Energy data

A New Energy Landscape – Disruption & Creative Destructionism

If your organisation uses energy, you should be eagerly anticipating the next consultation on reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape. Originally set to be published in July however, the next consultation seems to have been disrupted by the British public’s decision on the 23rd June. In the fall out we have seen DECC absorbed into a new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.  So whilst everyone makes themselves comfortable, there appears to be a tempting vacuum for practitioners to [...]

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Engineering Sustainability

Babcock International Group Plc Selects Accuvio

Babcock International Group plc, a FTSE 100 company,  has selected Accuvio as its preferred supplier of Global Sustainability and Energy Reporting software following a competitive tender. Babcock International Group plc is a multinational corporation headquartered in the United Kingdom, which specialises in support services managing complex assets and infrastructure in safety- and mission-critical environments. Although the company has civil contracts, its main business is with public bodies, particularly the UK Ministry of Defence and Network Rail. The company has four operating [...]

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Carbon Reduction Commitment

Budget 2016 & The Future of CRC

The most significant green policy announcement this week actually came a day before the budget, when Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom announced that the UK will enshrine in law a long-term goal of reducing carbon emissions to zero, as called for in last year’s historic Paris climate deal. However, the key news today came shortly before 3pm today when George Osborne announced a reform of the Carbon tax. For many of our CRC customers, the most interesting point to note is [...]

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ESOS Compliance

Immediate Steps to ESOS Compliance

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme ESOS is now in full effect, with only seven months remaining to the compliance date of the 5th December 2015. The scheme requires all large UK companies to complete mandatory energy audits and assessments across their organisation once every four years or face fines of up to 50,000 pounds. Recent reports have revealed that three quarters of impacted participants have yet to start their ESOS Assessment, with the compliance deadline fast approaching these companies [...]

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