Professional services

For many professional services companies, direct energy and carbon costs tend to be a small proportion of overall costs. As a result, it’s challenging to raise support internally for targeting improvements. Verco works at a group level for a diverse range of financial and professional institutions. We support sustainable change and ensure compliance.

We are an industry leader on environmental reporting and are constantly innovating to reduce costs for you and to provide you with more insightful views of your data. We will also ensure your business is fully compliant with all necessary legislation. Our Report for zero programme will fully meet your needs:

How we help you

Single point of contact

A lead technical project manager will be your single point of contact. The work we do will be tailored to the needs, challenges and objectives of your business. We deliver this efficiently and offer excellent value through the tools and resources we have developed.

Making it easy for you

We’ll conduct all necessary data gathering with only the minimum amount of input needed from you, allowing you to focus on the day job.

Trustworthy advice

We have worked with various governments to develop and audit several regulations and we have a track record of 100% compliance with companies we have worked with.

Easy to follow report

We give clear advice and a simple to follow summary, with all the data and information to back it up.

How it works

  • 1Phone
    The first step is a free phone consultation where one of our compliance experts will discuss your needs.
  • 2Propose
    We will propose a programme of support which will guarantee that you achieve compliance and highlight any risks to this compliance.
  • 3Assess
    We will work with your teams to ensure the necessary data is being collected, reviews undertaken and quality assured.
  • 4Comply
    We will support you with all the necessary compliance activities.
  • 5Advise
    We will advise you on what opportunities you have to improve your systems going forward.

The details

Comply with all necessary regulations

We can review your business and provide a gap analysis, advising on where you need to comply and how best to do it. We will then support you in achieving this. Our high quality, planned approach leads to tangible business benefits which often exceed compliance costs.

Automatic Data Collection and Software Solutions

Under our Report for zero programme we use a variety of tools to ensure the costs of compliance are minimised. We then gather data from a range of specialist environmental portals. We link the data with existing business software products to provide an exceptional view of the data to you and your stakeholders.

Assurance and Verification

We can provide assurance and verification of annual carbon emission reports. We work on behalf of government regulators to assure compliance with mandatory reporting schemes.

Achieve and maintain industry standards

Our experienced consultants and auditors can support your business to achieve and maintain compliance with industry standards.

Looking ahead

We offer detailed impact assessments of proposed and new policies, helping you to future-proof business activities.

We provide a guaranteed compliance offer to fully meet all EU and UK energy and carbon regulation

We have expertise in the following schemes

  • EU Emission Trading Scheme
  • CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme
  • Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)
  • Climate Change Agreements (CCAs)
  • Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)
  • Irish energy auditing scheme
  • Display Energy Certificates
  • Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)
  • Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting

Voluntary schemes

  • CDP
  • FTSE4Good
  • BCORP
  • TCFD
  • DOW Jones Sustainability Index

Standard compliance

  • ISO 14001
  • ISO 50001
  • ISO 14064-3
  • Carbon Trust Standard

Report for zero

The transition to a zero-carbon economy requires an evolution in environmental reporting. Verco’s integrated reporting programme, Report For zero, delivers this. It combines market-leading automated data collection with stunning analytics to deliver outstanding environmental reporting at low cost.

The service is seamlessly integrated within client operations and Verco’s strategic and building optimisation offers to drive more effective decision-making on the pathway to zero carbon.

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Project examples

British Land

Verco were originally appointed by British Land to assess the impact of the CRC policy before its implementation. We were then retained to manage the subsequent implementation programme that built internal capacity and developed a bespoke CRC cost settlement methodology. The cost settlement method was a leading industry scheme, the Building Energy Efficiency Survey, designed to overcome the complexities associated with revenue recycling and CRC recharging. Recent services delivered for British Land include; an AMR procurement strategy for their retail and small office EU portfolio including initial business case determination through to supplier selection and contract handover; outsourced CRC compliance management; ESOS compliance management; Carbon Trust Standard reporting; and advice on energy target setting for 2020 and associated analysis.

Our expertise

Christopher Hill

Christopher Hill

Head of Environmental Reporting

Our Reporting For Zero service will help your business to take the first steps towards a more sustainable and efficient future

Team

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