Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting
Supporting your business with the government’s streamlined energy and carbon reporting framework.
What is SECR?
SECR is the UK Government's Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting policy implemented in April 2019 when the Companies Director's Report and Limited Liability Partnerships came into force. The SECR regulation is designed to increase awareness of energy costs within organisations to help reduce the impact of climate change. As well as providing an increased awareness, the SECR framework also provides transparency for stakeholders, helping them understand the environmental impact of the company.
SECR operates in parallel with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), which is also applied to large UK companies. That being said there are differences between ESOS and SECR reporting. Namely, ESOS is reported on every four years whereas SECR is reported annually into your yearly accounts.
That being said, it is recommended that the above organisations consider streamline energy and carbon reporting, or a similar type of reporting, to keep a record of their environmental impact.