Ten firms receive CRC fines

25th November 2014

Related Topics

Related tags

  • Business & Industry ,
  • Reporting ,
  • Auditing ,
  • Management ,
  • Corporate fine



A total of 10 companies have been issued with penalties by the Environment Agency for not meeting reporting requirements under the carbon reduction commitment energy efficiency scheme (CRC), according to a report by the agency.

The scheme requires companies using more than 6,000MWh of electricity a year to report on carbon emissions and pay for allowances to cover their energy use. The agency has the power to issue fines for firms that do not comply.

Since the start of CRC in April 2010, 10 organisations have been issued with civil penalties for failing to submit reports, the agency said. Six of these received two civil penalties: one for failing to submit an annual report on time, and one for failing to submit a footprint report by the set deadline. The remaining four participants received a penalty for failing to meet the date for submitting their annual report only.

The report states that the number of firms that were compliant with the deadline for submitting their annual report for 2013/14 is 97%, a slight drop since the previous year, when it was 99%.

The proportion of firms meeting the deadline this year is the same as in 2011/12, though the number of firms required to submit reports has fallen from 2,037 then to 1,968 in 2103/14, the agency data shows.

A spokesman for the agency said: “Compliance with the deadline was only slightly less this year than in previous years, and overall the compliance levels have been high in all years of the scheme. We are not yet sure of the reason for this slight decline. This is still a high compliance figure.”

Fines for failing to meet the CRC reporting deadlines now total more than £350,000, says the report.

In the past year, the estate agents, Harbour Exchange Management Company, was fined £179,952 by the agency; pharmaceutical manufacturers Aptuit (Glasgow) Limited was fined £3,500; and Mansfield College, which is part of the University of Oxford, was fined £2,500.

The energy department is currently evaluating the CRC to feed into the government’s full review of the scheme in 2016.


Subscribe to IEMA's newsletters to receive timely articles, expert opinions, event announcements, and much more, directly in your inbox.

Transform articles

Four in five shoppers willing to pay ‘sustainability premium’

Despite cost-of-living concerns, four-fifths of shoppers are willing to pay more for sustainably produced or sourced goods, a global survey has found.

16th May 2024

Read more

One in five UK food businesses are not prepared for EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) coming into force in December, a new survey has uncovered.

16th May 2024

Read more

Each person in the UK throws a shocking 35 items of unwanted clothes and textiles into general waste every year on average, according to a new report from WRAP.

2nd May 2024

Read more

The largest-ever research initiative of its kind has been launched this week to establish a benchmark for the private sector’s contribution to the UK’s 2050 net-zero target.

2nd May 2024

Read more

Weather-related damage to homes and businesses saw insurance claims hit a record high in the UK last year following a succession of storms.

18th April 2024

Read more

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has issued a statement clarifying that no changes have been made to its stance on offsetting scope 3 emissions following a backlash.

16th April 2024

Read more

One of the world’s most influential management thinkers, Andrew Winston sees many reasons for hope as pessimism looms large in sustainability. Huw Morris reports

4th April 2024

Read more

Vanessa Champion reveals how biophilic design can help you meet your environmental, social and governance goals

4th April 2024

Read more

Media enquires

Looking for an expert to speak at an event or comment on an item in the news?

Find an expert

IEMA Cookie Notice

Clicking the ‘Accept all’ button means you are accepting analytics and third-party cookies. Our website uses necessary cookies which are required in order to make our website work. In addition to these, we use analytics and third-party cookies to optimise site functionality and give you the best possible experience. To control which cookies are set, click ‘Settings’. To learn more about cookies, how we use them on our website and how to change your cookie settings please view our cookie policy.

Manage cookie settings

Our use of cookies

You can learn more detailed information in our cookie policy.

Some cookies are essential, but non-essential cookies help us to improve the experience on our site by providing insights into how the site is being used. To maintain privacy management, this relies on cookie identifiers. Resetting or deleting your browser cookies will reset these preferences.

Essential cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.

Analytics cookies

These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works.

Advertising cookies

These cookies allow us to tailor advertising to you based on your interests. If you do not accept these cookies, you will still see adverts, but these will be more generic.

Save and close