ESOS Compliance For Qualified Businesses

(Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme)

  • Phase 3 deadline 5 December 2023
  • Experienced Lead Assessor and Auditors
  • Quick turnaround
  • Compliance Assured

ESOS is mandatory every 4 years

What Does ESOS Compliance Mean?

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 buildings, industrial processes and transport. ESOS identifies cost-effective, energy-saving measures that could be put in place to reduce the total energy consumption and increase cost savings.

Which Organisations Meet ESOS Criteria?

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 sectors. Any organisation that is large enough to meet the qualification criteria requires an 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 (£39m), and an annual balance sheet total in excess of 43 million euro (£33m)
  • an overseas company with the UK registered establishment which has 250 or more UK employees (paying income tax in the UK)

Qualification is based on the status of your organisation on 31 December prior to each compliance period.

The Penalty For Not Carrying Out An ESOS Assessment

Any qualifying businesses that fail to complete an ESOS on time can be fined up to £50,000 and then £500 a day until compliant. ESOS compliance is required every four years including meeting the qualification dates.

Important dates to know about:

Phase 3 Compliance date 5th December 2023
Phase 4 Compliance date 5th December 2027

Contact Us To Discuss ESOS Compliance

After a very successful Phase 2 of ESOS, many positive Energy Efficiencies have been adopted by our clients. We are here to help organisations that wish to embrace positive change for themselves and the environment. Please get in touch and we can discuss your ESOS and wider sustainability needs.