ESOS is a mandatory energy assessment scheme for organisations in the UK that meet the qualification criteria. The Environment Agency is the UK scheme administrator.
Organisations that qualify for ESOS must carry out ESOS assessments every 4 years. These assessments are audits of the energy used by their buildings, industrial processes and transport to identify cost-effective energy saving measures.
Organisations must notify the Environment Agency by a set deadline that they have complied with their ESOS obligations.
Want to Find out if you qualify?
ESOS applies to large UK undertakings and their corporate groups. It mainly affects businesses but can also apply to not-for-profit bodies and any other non public sector undertakings that are large enough to meet the qualification criteria.
Your organisation qualifies if, on 31 December 2014, it meets the ESOS definition of a large undertaking.
Corporate groups qualify if at least one UK group member meets the ESOS definition of a large undertaking.
Public sector organisations do not usually need to comply with ESOS.
A large undertaking is:
any UK company that either:
employs 250 or more people, or
has an annual turnover in excess of 50 million euro (£38,937,777), and an annual balance sheet total in excess of 43 million euro (£33,486,489)
an overseas company with a UK registered establishment which has 250 or more UK employees (paying income tax in the UK)
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