Our vision is to provide the solutions for a zero carbon world

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Make a material difference to global carbon targets, enabling governments and corporate leaders to make the right decisions for sustainable growth.

By innovating and quickly adopting new technologies such as AI, Big data and Blockchain, we provide high quality insights on market changes and future trends. What does zero carbon mean?

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Develop a community of passionate and diverse professionals, committed to solving the complex challenges associated with climate change and resource efficiency.

Verco has an exceptional blend of technical consultants, engineers and software developers. Our combination of skills allows us to tailor our services to meet your needs and objectives.

We invest in the career development and health and well-being of our friendly, happy team, ensuring that we provide an enjoyable place to work. Our employee satisfaction scores increase each year.

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Grow financial, environmental and social value through delivery of best in market services.

Verco values long term partnerships and collaboration.  We have a proven track record from 30 years in business.  We have established long and happy relationships with our clients, including sustainable business leaders, project implementers and policymakers around the world.

Timeline

2018

Verco wins edie ‘Consultancy of the year’ award

Verco becomes a certified B Corporation

Carbon Desktop now used in 50 countries worldwide

2017

Global energy management services expanded to 30th country

Real estate client base grows to $200bn AUM and achieves 13 GRESB Green Stars

Published 3yr research on energy efficiency in industrial processes

2016

Verco’s Carbon Desktop platform exceeds 1 billion data points

Verco appointed by EA to carry out ESOS compliance audits

BEIS publish Verco-led Building Energy Efficiency Survey

Verco’s work on water efficiency with SABMiller wins MacKay award

2015

Verco wins Consultancy of the Year at the Business Green Leaders Awards for the second consecutive year

Verco leads industry initiative to solve performance gap in commercial buildings

2014

Verco wins Consultancy of the Year at the business Green Leaders Awards

Verco wins Sustainable Housing Consultancy of the Year award for the 4th year running

Verco becomes independent employee-owned business

Verco part of H2020 bid for Investor Confidence Project

2013

Verco wins Sustainable Social Housing Consultancy of the Year award for the 3rd year running

Verco wins £1.5m DECC Building Energy Efficiency Survey project

2012

Camco Advisory Services renamed Verco after joining the Baxi Partnership

Verco wins Sustainable Social Housing Consultancy of the Year for the 2nd time

Verco develops Landlord’s Energy Rating for multi-let office buildings

2011

Camco Advisory Services wins the Sustainability Consultancy of the Year

Camco Advisory Services wins contract from Shell to run its Springboard low carbon business ideas competition for the seventh year running

Camco Advisory Services won 4 out of 5 carbon management programmes for the Carbon Trust

2010

Camco Advisory Services runs local authority carbon management programme for seventh year

Camco Advisory Services produces Low Carbon Workplace Standard

Camco Advisory Services win the Carbon Trust’s Dairy and Brewery UK sector-wide Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator Projects to confirm our status as market leaders in these sectors

2009

Camco ranked 7th in the Financial Times’ UK Great Places to Work

Camco Advisory Services manages pay-as-you-save taskgroup for UK Green Buildings Council

2008

ESD renamed Camco Advisory Services Ltd

EPLabel web based software approved by UK government to provide Display Energy Certificates (DECs) for buildings

2007

Camco acquires ESD

ESD acquires Bradshaw Consulting, a specialist energy efficiency business

2006

ESD named one of the 50 best places to work in the UK by the Financial Times

2003

Camco AG is established by ESD and Austrian partners as a stand-alone vehicle for carbon asset development

2001

ESD designs first Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project in Africa with the World Bank’s Prototype Carbon Fund

1999

ESD is one of the 12 founding members of the UK’s Emission Trading Scheme

1994

ESD is awarded TERES II contract by the European Commission

1989

ESD Ltd founded

Responsibility

We have a dedicated CSR champion and have CSR teams across the business.

Our ambitious carbon reduction target is to significantly contribute to 1MtCO2 of annual emissions reductions by 2025. This is the equivalent of 1% of the UK’s required reductions to meet the fourth carbon budget.

We also work to reduce the environmental impact of our direct operations by working more efficiently. We have been ISO 14001 compliant since 2011 and we pay ‘cycle miles’ to our staff to encourage cycling to work.

We use Verco’s network, skills and capital to invest in carbon-saving projects locally. In 2014, the community wind turbine that we co-developed and financed in Berwick was commissioned and has now operated for over 4 years, saving 1,350 tCO2. This project is providing £2.3m to the local community over the next 25 years.

Through our volunteering days we have helped to preserve natural environments, working with Wildlife Trusts and other environmental organisations:

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Awards & Industry leadership

We contribute to world-leading thinking around energy management and policy. This allows us to provide the best advice to you, based on sound industry knowledge and a forward view of energy management.

We are delighted to be awarded recognition for our work.

Award 2018 1
Award 2018 2
Award 2014-2015
Award 2011-2014
Award 2009
Award 2006

Accreditations

ISO9001 — Certificate No. 74050/A/0001/UK/En
ISO14001 — Certificate No. 74050/B/0001/UK/En
ISO27001 — Certificate No. 74050/C/0001/UK/En
Registered with URS

Active memberships

We are active members of the following organisations:

  • UK Green Buildings Council.
  • Green Construction Board, Buildings Working Group.
  • CIBSE’s steering group on energy benchmarks.
  • ESTA, where we are a leading member.
  • British Council for Offices.
  • IMechE Renewable Power Committee.
  • GRESB, where we are on the Data Quality Technical Working Group.
  • BSI's Energy Management Committee and Retrofit Standards Task Group.

Industry forefront

We use our many years of expertise and sound industry knowledge to advise on policy and drive the industry agenda. Our work includes:

  • DfP - Working with the Better Buildings Partnership to develop a Design for Performance scheme for commercial offices.
  • Investor Confidence Project - We are the European technical lead and UK advocate for this H2020 funded project.
  • ALDREN - We are UK partner for this H2020 funded project to establish the business case for deep renovation.
  • Bristol University — We are sponsoring a research project: “A review of pasteurisation process monitoring to support energy efficiency in the dairy industry”.