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We are joining with our fellow @BCorpUK members in declaring a climate emergency. As part of this declaration, we… https://t.co/fIBiAF38l1

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We are joining forces with our fellow @BCorpUK members in declaring a climate emergency. As part of this declarati… https://t.co/dwv8drzCrn

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Our ESOS action pack is loaded with information, tips and case studies to help Site Engineering Managers to impleme… https://t.co/CBB4k1BobR

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ESOS is finished- now what? Free action packs for site engineering managers.

As an engineering manager of a large industrial business, to meet your ESOS requirements you have almost certainly had some experts in to tell your senior management how much energy can be saved and how easy it will be. There is likely to now be an expectation for you to deliver these savings (on top of the day job) and our ESOS action pack will help you to do it: Read

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Immediate savings of >£30k/y with zero capital investment from ESOS recommendations and use of Carbon Desktop

The Carbon Desktop ‘Spotlight’ is a showcase of the impressive results that Carbon Desktop users have achieved.This month we are pleased to be sharing the work of Kurt Foy and Neil Duthie at Saputo Dairy UK’s site in Davidstow. Saputo Dairy UK produces and sells some of the best-loved food brands in the UK, including Cathedral City cheddar and Clover spread, as well as specialised ingredients used in infant formula. Read

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Verco partners with Envizi

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Envizi to deliver major projects for our global Real Estate clients.Envizi is one of the world’s leading energy, sustainability and building optimisation software providers. They have a proven track record across more than 160 enterprise clients whose operations span over 160,000 locations in 112 countries. Read

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Celebrating 30 years of Verco; An interview with Jeff Kenna

As part of our 30 year anniversary we are reflecting on the history of Verco. Jeff Kenna who founded ESD back in 1989 talks to us about the company's early years, how it was formed, the projects it was involved with and the 'work hard' ethos that was established from the start.So how did the company originate and develop over the last 30 years?In the 1980s there was nothing renewable energy-wise in Europe. So we thought we’d set up a company and came up with the name ESD (Energy for Sustainable Development), not just doing consultancy work, but looking for new ideas to create new businesses, which would provide renewable energy services, technologies, and products. Read

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Tom Adeyoola joins the Verco board

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Adeyoola to the Verco board as a Non-Executive Director. Tom is an experienced tech entrepreneur and founder of Metail, an innovative visualisation and fit solution for the clothing industry. Tom was named amongst the “Ones to Watch” in the Telegraph’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders in 2018. Other Non-Executive positions include Do Nation, an environmental behaviour change platform and formerly Elvie, a women's personal wellness technology company. Tom joins us at an exciting time as we develop the tools to deliver on our vision to provide solutions for a zero carbon world. Read

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Verco celebrates 30 years!

October 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Verco’s founding – a period which has seen the company expand, diversify and shift through multiple incarnations, before, as Dave Worthington (Managing Director) remarks, emerging “back out the other side as an independent consultancy again”. Sustainability has remained at the heart of the company’s collective ethos however, leading to many successful projects and partnerships across the globe.The company now known as Verco, was originally established in Ethiopia in 1989. Jeff Kenna, one of its founders, recalls “In the 1980s there was nothing renewable energy-wise in Europe. So we thought we’d set up a company, and came up with the name ESD (Energy for Sustainable Development) – not just doing consultancy work, but looking for new ideas to create new businesses, which would provide renewable energy services, technologies and products”. Read

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Woodland conservation day in Bath

On Thursday 5th September, our Overmoor office donated a day of time to help maintain the 24-acre community woodland on the western edge of Bath.Primrose Hill Community Woodland is maintained and enhanced by Primrose Hill Community Woodland Trust. The trust bought the woodland in 2012 and has been maintaining and enhancing it ever since. The Trust works with others in the community including ‘Grow Yourself’, a local Community Interest Company which offers unemployed 18-25 year olds the opportunity to work in the community. Read

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Verco's Chorley office donates time to the Wildlife Trust

Based on the site of an old quarry, Brockholes Nature Reserve is owned and managed by the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester & North Merseyside. The Trust has used their expertise to create habitats for lots of different wildlife in 250 acres of reserve and Verco Chorley visited for the third year running on Wednesday to carry out their annual team volunteering afternoon.In past years they have helped with the removal of Himalayan Balsam and created some dead hedges along one of the many trails the site has. This year however they assisted in removing dock and ragwort plants from one of the meadows. Read

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UK Government expects listed companies to disclose climate risk in line with TCFD by 2022, how will they respond?

The call for companies to be more transparent about their climate-related risks and opportunities has received a big push in the UK, thanks to the Government’s newly published Green Finance Strategy. This sets an expectation for all listed companies and large asset owners to disclose in line with the Task-force for Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) recommendations by 2022. A task-force of UK regulators chaired by Government is being set up to look into the most effective way of achieving this, including how to make the TCFD recommendations mandatory. In this article, Tim Crozier-Cole - Head of Strategy and Research at Verco - comments on the status of TCFD presently and how companies are likely to respond. Read

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Outstanding environmental reporting - fully automated

The transition to zero carbon requires an evolution in environmental reporting. Report for Zero is a service designed for sustainability executives who want to use their environmental data to drive insight into performance.Download the report for zero brochure Read

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Zero Carbon Futures: What now, what next? – Reflections from the Crowd event

Verco was proud to sponsor the Crowd’s well timed event on Zero Carbon Futures last month. A lot has happened since then- The House of Commons has approved legislation for net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and Teresa May has used this as a platform to encourage others to follow our lead at the G20 Summit, highlighting the need for a five-fold increase on existing 2030 commitments if we are to remain below 1.5 degrees of warming. Read