Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)


What is SECR?

Streamlined Energy Carbon (SECR) is a carbon reporting scheme introduced in 2019 that legally requires large private and public companies to report their energy usage, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and the actions they've taken to improve operational efficiency on an annual basis. SECR specifically replaces the UK’s old Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme but builds upon other existing legislation, such as the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). 

SECR is designed to simplify aspects of consumption reporting by aligning submission dates with financial reporting years. It differs from the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) as reports must be submitted annually, not just every four years, and has more UK-specific different requirements and qualification criteria.

Who needs to comply with SECR?

Private organisations which meet two or more of the following criteria need to comply with SECR:

  • More than 250 employees 
  • Annual turnover of more than £36M
  • Annual balance sheet of more than £18M
  • Quoted companies with shares listed on the stock exchange
  • Companies using more than 40,000kWh of energy annually 


What information must be included?

Detailed reports documenting energy use and all associated emissions relating to gas, electricity, and transport. Reports must also include an emission intensity ratio and efficiency action plans to identify progress made towards emission reduction.

How can we help?

Quickly convert compliance into savings with our help. No matter your business’ size or industry, we have all the tools to conduct the necessary audits and analysis on your behalf.