The task of transitioning to a low-carbon economy will place significant regulatory, market and reputational pressures on business. The main implication for management and boards is that carbon risks need to be integrated into decision-making and risk management processes throughout the organisation. Businesses that do not manage carbon risks appropriately will fail to become compliant with emerging legislations or will not manage to collect quality emissions data or produce quality disclosure Finally, business that do not consider carbon as a major source of risks will miss opportunities for future growth markets.
RSM Bird Cameron, with our alliance partner Coffey Environments, brings together the skills, knowledge and resources to assist you with:
RSM Bird Cameron has certified ISO 14001 Lead Environmental auditors that can review sustainability
strategies, assess the efficiency of Environmental Management Systems and provide tailored
environmental advisory and assurance services. Our team of registered Greenhouse
and Energy auditors are able to provide clients with advisory and assurance services on their greenhouse and energy data collection, calculation and reporting processes.
We can help identify opportunities to improve the management and reporting processes in place to manage, collect and report on your organisations’ emissions, energy consumption or broader environmental performance.
Whether your organisation’s goal is to prepare for future environmental regulations, comply with existing legislative requirements or report under voluntary reporting commitments, RSM Bird Cameron’s specialised services will help embed the principles of continuous improvement into your Environmental Management operations and systems.
Since 1 July 2008, under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Act 2007, companies that meet and exceed set greenhouse gas emissions production and energy consumption thresholds are required to measure and report on these emissions. Many businesses find the task of gathering external data for the purpose of NGER reporting challenging. Auditing is a key compliance and monitoring measure under the Act.
RSM Bird Cameron can also help renewable energy and energy efficiency companies by confirming an entitlement to create renewable energy or energy efficiency certificates specified in the annual return to the regulator. We accomplish this by ensuring that the information presented in the return is correct and accurate, and determined in accordance with the relevant section of the applicable regulations.
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