25 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
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Energy saving in your business can start right away!

Up to 25% of energy wastage can be prevented by making energy use a focus in day-to-day operations. Verco facilitates this by drawing on our suite of tried and tested activities and tools to engage your teams and provide any necessary training. Our structured 'Focus on Energy' programme requires less investment than alternative solutions and delivers a 5-10% utility cost reduction. Engagement and empowerment of your staff can mean that there are continuous and sustained improvements in energy use across the business. Read

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Science based target setting. Part One of Three: The Science

Almost 400 companies from across the world are now committed to setting evidence-based corporate carbon targets. The Science Based Target Initiative (SBTI) – a collaborative project between the CDP, UN, WRI and WWF - has recruited dozens of global giants from many economic sectors to the ‘Call To Action’, including Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble and Walmart (1). As investor interest in climate risk is increasing, the ability to demonstrate emissions reduction in line with the latest climate science is becoming the new ‘normal’. Read

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Science based targets: An introduction

Current global warmingIt is well known that greenhouse gas emissions from human activity are rising and pushing up average global temperatures year on year. If the Earth warms by 2ºC or more, compared with pre-industrial levels, the results will be catastrophic. Read

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SECR: evolution not revolution

The government has released its response to the consultation on streamlined energy and carbon reporting (SECR), and, as expected, is proposing that reporting will become mandatory throughout the UK. The purpose of the consultation was to recommend an appropriate framework for mandatory energy and carbon reporting in light of the winding up of CRC next year. Read

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Strategies for Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement

Many companies are seeking to increase their use of renewable energy (RE). The aims are typically to reduce carbon emissions, hedge energy prices and respond to CSR drivers. High profile initiatives such as the RE100, a global collaborative initiative requiring businesses to commit to using 100% renewable electricity, are helping to accelerate the trend. Read

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Free ESOS summary report: Offer ends soon

With ESOS phase 2 approaching, it can be daunting to know what to do and when. The preparation period can be time-consuming and confusing. Verco are offering a free ESOS summary report service, to help businesses to get the best from ESOS and make it more valuable than just a compliance exercise. Register your interest in this no-cost review before 1st August 2018. Read

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Mayor’s Energy Efficiency Fund (MEEF): Verco is part of the team!

Yesterday, Verco attended the launch of the Mayor of London’s Energy Efficiency Fund. Verco is pleased to be part of the MEEF team, providing technical support and due diligence for the fund managers, Amber Infrastructure and its commercial lenders including Lloyds Bank, National Westminster Bank, Santander UK, Sumitomo Mitsui Corporation and Triodos Bank. Read

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ESOS: How to generate a net cost benefit

If your business is large and complex, you should be able to generate cost benefits from ESOS recommendations which exceed the cost of the compliance process itself. A compliance only route may seem like the cheapest option, but can actually be more costly than generating the energy saving benefits that should come out of this process. Read

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International Women in Engineering Day 2018

It is International Women in Engineering Day this week and so we would like to take this opportunity to proudly place some of our female engineers in the limelight. We hope we will inspire the Female engineers of the future! Read

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Verco are now a Certified B Corporation!

We are proud to announce that we have now become a Certified B Corporation®! Joining a global community of more than 2,400 companies who share our view that businesses should believe in more than the bottom line and that we should use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Read

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Volunteering in Brockholes

Our Chorley Office have been enjoying the sunshine and taking time out of the office to volunteer, for the second year running, in Brockholes in Preston. Read

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Get real- how the TCFD is helping to price climate risks and opportunities into business decision-making

The Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) was established in June 2015 to develop voluntary, consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures for companies, allowing them to provide investors, lenders, insurers, and other stakeholders with the right information to make financial decisions. Ultimately, it aims to drive the sustainability agenda from sustainability teams into boardrooms and finance teams. Read

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Can you go 'Plastic Free' for a week?

Verco’s attempt and how coffee nearly broke us!In light of World Environment Day and its particular focus on reducing single use plastic, we set ourselves the challenge to see how far we could go to cut out plastic completely. This is the account of Verco’s Wiltshire office. Read