Leading environmental consultancy Ricardo-AEA has validated the 2011/12 CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Performance League Table (PLT) published by the Environment Agency today.
The PLT ranks more than 2000 participating organisations, including large businesses, government departments and local authorities, in a single list.
Participants are ranked according to the steps they have taken to install smart meters and gain accreditation under an emissions reduction scheme such as the Carbon Trust Standard. The 2011/12 PLT also ranks organisations according to their actual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions performance, comparing year on year emissions changes.
Ricardo-AEA undertook an independent validation of the PLT rankings and also validated the first PLT published in 2011. However, following a government decision, the 2011/12 PLT published today will be the last one, although the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme will remain.
“Organisations should therefore review their options when thinking about how to promote their emissions performance,” said Ricardo-AEA knowledge leader Mark Johnson.
“Mandatory reporting will be an obvious consideration for listed companies but there are other possibilities as well. For example, there are a number of voluntary mechanisms and assurance can provide additional credibility for stakeholders.”
Click here to see the CRC Performance League Table.
Ricardo-AEA continues to work with the Environment Agency as it administers the CRC scheme in the UK. The consultancy also helps organisations calculate and report their GHG emissions through a range of voluntary and mandatory reporting mechanisms. Find out more.