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SECR COMPLIANCE

Easily Meet Your SECR Reporting Requirements With EcoOnline

Ensure that you are collecting all the information you need to comply with the UK's Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) with our Sustainability Reporting Software.  

Save time and effort preparing your reports with data preformatted to the SECR framework. 

 

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What data do you need to collect for SECR?

If you are subject to SECR, do you know what data to collect?

Approximately 11,900 companies across the UK must report via SECR. If you are one of them, you must report both carbon and energy emissions. 

To further complicate matters, your SECR reporting requirements will differ depending on whether you are a quoted company, a large unquoted company or LLP. 

Looking for the SECR reporting requirements for your business?

 

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SECR reporting requirements may be expanding, will you be able to comply?

With Scope 3 emissions likely to be added to the SECR reporting legislation, collecting accurate emission data is more important than ever.  

Getting a full picture of your organisation's emissions is a time-consuming task and data must be delivered in an auditable state.  

With variables such as emissions factors constantly changing, how can you keep up with the workload?

Collect, calculate and report all SECR information with ease

EcoOnline’s Sustainability Reporting Software is fully compliant with the SECR framework and gives you the confidence that you are meeting all reporting requirements.  

 

Collect, calculate and report all SECR data with ease
  • Easily collect, calculate and report your energy use and carbon emissions with full SECR compliance. 
  • Access to our constantly updated emission factor database means that you can focus solely on gathering organisational data. 
  • Our SECR outputs contain transparent, rigorous calculations, meaning you are always audit-ready. 



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Getting started is simple

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Get the SECR process right the first time with the following features: 

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EMISSION FACTOR DATABASE

We source and verify the quality of emission factors in our constantly updated database, so you don't have to.

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SECR FRAMEWORK COMPLIANT

All questions, activities and calculations have been checked to output to the SECR framework.

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MULTIPLE USER LOG-INS

Supports multiple user-access, with the ability to email questions directly to colleagues.

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SECURE, CENTRAL STORAGE FOR DOCUMENTATION

All your evidence files, data and associated documentation in one place, ready for audit.

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MAKE USE OF YOUR DATA

EcoOnline allows data entry using either primary data, spend data, or published assumptions.

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PRE-MADE REPORT

Our SECR output delivers information in an easy-to use manner, ready for your annual report.

Frequently asked questions

What is SECR?

In the UK, the SECR (Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting) regulations replaced the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme on April 1st, 2019 in an attempt to simplify reporting requirements whilst bringing almost 8,000 more businesses into the UK’s mandatory carbon reporting. The reporting requirement of energy and carbon for all large organisations in the UK (except for some SECR reporting exemptions, see below) is in line with the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations. 

From the 19th of October, the UKs Department for Energy Security and Net Zero released a call for evidence on the costs, benefits and practicalities of Scope 3 emissions reporting in the UK. This call for evidence closed on the 14th of December 2023.

SECR aims to: 

  • Increase awareness around energy costs within organisations 
  • Level the reporting burden between quoted and unquoted organisations 
  • Provide organisations with the right emissions data to inform energy efficiency measures and opportunities to reduce their impact on climate change 
  • Provide greater transparency for investors and other stakeholders 

Who has to report under SECR, and where?

For financial years starting on or after April 1st, 2019, the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) regulations affect: 

  • Quoted companies; 
  • Large* unquoted companies; 
  • Large* Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP) 

Organisations exempt from the full SECR disclosure include those that can confirm they have used 40,000 kWh of energy or less over the reporting period, where the directors consider the disclosure of the energy and carbon information would be seriously prejudicial to the interests of the organisation, and where it is not practical to obtain the information requested in the disclosure. 

Companies in scope of the legislation will need to include their energy and carbon information in their Directors’ Report as part of their annual filing obligations. SECR reporting guidance is published in full by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). 

What is considered a ‘large company’?

Large companies are defined by the UK Companies Act 2006 as those which have two or more of the following criteria for the reporting period: 

  • More than 250 employees 
  • An annual turnover greater than £36m 
  • An annual balance sheet greater than £18m 

What are the SECR reporting requirements for a quoted company?

  • Annual greenhouse gas emissions from activities for which the company is responsible including combustion of fuel and operation of any facility; and the annual emissions from the purchase of electricity, heat, steam or cooling by the company for its own use 
  • Underlying global energy consumption 
  • Previous year’s figures for energy use and greenhouse gas emissions 
  • At least one intensity ratio 
  • Energy efficiency action taken 
  • Methodology used 

What are the SECR reporting requirements for large unquoted companies and LLCs?

  • UK energy use (as a minimum gas, electricity and transport, including UK offshore area) 
  • Associated greenhouse gas emissions 
  • Previous year’s figures for energy use and greenhouse gas emissions 
  • At least one intensity ratio 
  • Energy efficiency action taken 
  • Methodology used 

What is a Greenhouse Gas (GHG)?

A greenhouse gas (GHG or GhG) is a gas that absorbs and emits radiant energy within the thermal infrared range, causing the greenhouse effect.  The greenhouse gases (GHG) included in the atmospheric emissions are those covered by the Kyoto Protocol: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), and nitrogen trifluoride (NF3). 

These gases contribute directly to global warming and climate change, because of their positive radiative forcing effect. The potential of each GHG to cause global warming is assessed in relation to a given weight of CO2, so all greenhouse gas emissions are measured as carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e). 

What is an Emission Factor?

Emission factors are conversion factors applied to activity data to enable the conversion from raw data to estimated GHG emissions. In calculating GHG emissions from a particular source, geographically relevant and up-to-date factors should be sourced, and care must be taken when selecting the factor.

What is TCFD?

Task Force for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures. The TCFD has developed a framework to enable companies to effectively disclose climate-related risks and opportunities through their existing reporting processes.  

SECR COMPLIANCE MADE EASY

Are you ready to take the pain out of your SECR preparations? Then let’s talk.

When you speak with one of our in-house experts, you get to see exactly how our software can speed up the reporting process. 

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