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SECR

SECR (Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting). Guidance released in March 2019 relating to new streamlined approach to streamline reporting. We can provide support with data collection, and report writing.

In a nutshell, it involves populating the below table, replacing the below figures with one you have calculated for your own operation. You can down load a template using the link in the last paragraph of this page.

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SCOPE 1

in metric tonnes CO2e

 2013-2014

Specific exclusions, % this represents for relevant scope (excluding geographic exclusions) & give an explanation

% of activity data that is estimated

2012-2013

2006-2007

  Gas consumption

3,600

None

8

3,700

2,800

  Owned transport

1,500

None

9

1,550

990

  Process emissions

12,000

None

9

12,250

9330

  Fugitive emissions

 

Emissions from air conditioning and refrigeration units in office buildings excluded due to cost of data collection.  These are estimated to account for less than 0.5% of total Scope 1 emissions.

 

 

 

Total Scope 1

17,100

N/A

 

17,500

13,120

 

 

 

SCOPE 2

in metric tonnes CO2e

2013-2014*

Exclusions

% of activity data that is estimated

2012-2013

2006-2007

S2 location-based

20,340

None

2

15,100

10,000

S2 market-based[1]

12,856

None

2

Not available

Not available

 

*This is the first year that we have made renewable electricity purchases.

 

SCOPE 3

in metric tonnes CO2e

2013-2014

Exclusions

% of activity data that is estimated

2012-2013

2006-2007

Purchased goods & services

30,000

We have only attempted to quantify emissions from our supply chains to the UK and USA operations.

50

Not quantified

 Not

 quantified

Capital goods

Not quantified

We have not tried to quantify these emissions yet.[2]

N/A

Not quantified

 Not

 quantified

Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scopes 1 & 2

Not quantified

We have not tried to quantify these emissions yet.

N/A

Not quantified

 Not

 quantified

Upstream transportation& distribution

Not quantified

We do not consider these emissions relevant as estimations show that they account for less than 5% of our Scope 1 emissions.

N/A

Not quantified

 Not

 quantified

Waste generated in operations

Activities included: process waste only.

 

2,530

Office waste not included as yet as thought to be less significant than process waste.

15

2,540

 Not

 quantified

 Business travel

Activities included: flights, train, rental car trips.

6,190

Bus trips excluded from inventory as little-used.

10

7,000

8,000

 Employee commuting

Activities included: car and train trips only.

690

Bus trips not included as yet as other modes of transport thought to be more significant. Excluded from inventory as seem to be little-used.

25

700

 Not

 quantified

Upstream leased assets

Activities included: All upstream leased assets.

4,500

None

15

4,450

Not quantified

Downstream transportation & distribution

Not quantified

We do not consider these emissions relevant as estimations show that they account for less than 5% of our Scope 1 emissions

N/A

Not quantified

Not quantified

Processing of sold products

Not quantified

We have not tried to quantify these emissions yet.

N/A

Not quantified

Not quantified

Use of sold products

Not quantified

We have not tried to quantify these emissions yet.

N/A

Not quantified

Not quantified

End-of-life treatment of sold products

Not quantified

We have not tried to quantify these emissions yet.

N/A

Not quantified

Not quantified

Downstream leased assets

0

We do not have any leased out assets.

0

0

Not quantified

Franchises

Activities included: fuel & electricity use in franchises.

14,000

Data not collected for any other emission sources. We do not know what % they may represent.

10

14100

Not quantified

Investments[3]

 0

We have not tried to quantify these emissions yet.

N/A

0

Not quantified

Biogenic emissions

10,000

None

10

11,000

Not quantified

Total Scope 3

57,910

0

125

28,790

8,000



[1] This assumes that the organisation has eligible renewable electricity purchases and/or certified grid-injected biogas purchases to report.

[2] If you were conforming to the GHG Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard emissions would either be quantified or a justification given for their exclusion based on their relevance. However, it is recognised that most companies are not yet at the stage of being able to estimate emissions for all categories.

[3] If the reporting company is an initial sponsor or lender of a project, also account for the projected lifetime emissions of relevant projects financed during the reporting year and report those emissions separately from scope 3.

You can download a template for the a SECR report here.  SECR Report Template (MS Doc / Docx). It contains all of the information in Annex H of the DEFRA Guide in a Microsoft Word Format.

Using the phrase "nutshell" reminded me of the Mike Myers Nutshell moment, video to the right. If you have made it this far you deserve a break.