Fleets urged to prepare for ESOS

CENEX is hosting a webinar to explain how businesses need to ready themselves for the fast-approaching deadline for Phase 2 of the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

The EU-wide ESOS legislation mandates every organisation with over 250 staff or a turnover above €50m needs to assess its overall energy usage and create a plan for improvement in areas of significant consumption. ESOS affects an estimated 10,000 businesses within the UK, who must report compliance to the Environmental Agency by 5 December 2019. Non-compliance risks a fine of up to £50,000.

As part of ESOS, organisations must cover energy usage related to fuel supplied to the company and its employees for business use, provided this is 10% or more of overall energy usage. This means auditing the energy consumption associated with owned/leased HGVs, vans and cars, along with grey fleet vehicles.

CENEX has reminded businesses they need to ensure that they include the energy used by all vehicles in their fleet within their overall compliance calculations. To help, it is running a webinar on 4 July 2019 at 11am.

Robert Evans, CEO, Cenex, said, ‘Assessing energy usage from your fleet for ESOS compliance can seem daunting, but potentially delivers significant benefits in terms of reduced fuel consumption, greater efficiency and lower costs. Fleet managers need to start planning now to ensure compliance across their operations. Our webinar aims to provide the guidance they need to be ready for the deadline.’