Government's CRC scheme re-submission deadline extended: Organisations may amend inaccurate reports without incurring penalty
22 August 2011, News release from Landmark Information Group
Landmark's Carbon Counter enables organisations to accurately comply with requirements without the extensive time and resource that the scheme can often incur
Following the news that organisations which submitted their footprint and annual reports to the Environment Agency as part of the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) ahead of the 29th July 2012 deadline are being given the opportunity to re-visit their reports and amend any inaccuracies by 27th September 2012, Landmark Information Group is urging companies to act fast to ensure they take advantage of the opportunity to double-check the submission.
David Mole, Managing Director of Environmental Due Diligence, Landmark Information Group, said: "For those participants who submitted reports by the deadline but are concerned about the accuracy of the readings or have become aware of important omissions, the opportunity to check their submission is excellent news.
Whilst the EA will be undertaking simple error checks of reports, it cannot be guaranteed that all inaccuracies will be identified and, therefore, organisations must take responsibility for checking their own reports.
"It really is imperative that companies take advantage of the extension and endeavour to submit accurate reports on time in order to be CRC compliant. For those who have experienced problems with reporting, are concerned with the on-going accuracy of spreadsheets or have discovered that data is missing, help is at hand.
Landmark's Carbon Counter software tool can assist in the identification of any gaps or inaccuracies within reports, thereby providing organisations with peace of mind that their reports are as accurate as possible."
David continues: "We are inviting organisations to take advantage of a one week free trial so that they can see for themselves how straightforward the entire CRC recording and reporting process is made by Carbon Counter.
Organisations will have access to our dedicated support team who can aid in the identification of potential errors and demonstrate the advantages of using Carbon Counter as a safe repository for data. By ensuring they undertake regular compliance checks using Carbon Counter on an on-going basis; users will have complete peace of mind throughout their CRC compliance journey.
"Carbon Counter has a proven track record of enabling organisations to meet the CRC requirements in a straightforward and stress-free way. Since its launch at the beginning of 2010, approximately 200 organisations across both public and private sectors have incorporated the solution to help ensure that they are fully compliant with CRC requirements."
Almost half of the organisations using Carbon Counter come from the public sector, including district councils, county councils and NHS trusts who are often responsible for administering electricity, gas, oil and biomass across multiple sites, which means that a clear evidence pack and audit trail is vital, something for which Carbon Counter was specifically designed.
However, a growing number of private sector organisations are recognising the benefits of using the system, with companies such as Highland Spring Group and Vector Aerospace International already signed up.
To find out more about Landmark's Carbon Counter service, visit www.carboncounter.co.uk
For further information please email Landmark Information Group