Understanding regulatory frameworks
Compliance is a necessary part of operating a company. Many jurisdictions have introduced or are planning to introduce legislated reporting requirements for greenhouse gas and energy reporting - as well as general sustainability reporting. In addition, an increasing number of non-government organisations such as the CDP and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, as well as coalitions of investors are requesting information on carbon emissions for a company.
engeco consultants have a very deep understanding of the Australian National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting legislation, regarded as one of the most rigorous reporting frameworks globally, and the GHG Protocol guidelines, which are the global standard for emissions reporting. Preparing estimates of greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption/production that are fully compliant with legislative requirements is a strength of the company. Our process engineers have many years experience in metering and process control so can provide assessment and confidence that metering is suitable for compliance reporting. We can also calculate estimates of the total uncertainty in reported emissions.
Our process engineering expertise also extends to reviews of processing plant under construction to ensure the compliance requirements can be met and all required instrumentation is specified in the design. Addressing these requirements early is far more cost effective than retrofitting into existing plant.
On a number of occasions, engeco consultants have provided support to companies prior to third party assurance and verification of emissions inventories. A full basis of preparation and an information data map for the inventory is generally the outcome of this pre-audit work. Being fully prepared for assurance audits saves costs during the assurance process and minimises the incidence of surprise findings from auditors.