In this video interview – filmed after the Food Manufacture Group’s one-hour energy saving webinar last week – Clothier explains the mandatory audits could lead to significant savings for businesses.
All businesses with over 250 employees or a turnover of €50M or more are required to conduct audits by new EU legislation – the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).
Martin Adams, ESOS team leader, from the government’s Energy Efficiency Deployment Office, estimated annual savings of about £250M if manufacturers made modest cuts of just 0.7% in their energy usage.
Automatically ensure ESOS compliance
Jes Rutter, md of energy consultant JRP Solutions, underlined the need to appoint a qualified lead assessor to conduct the energy audits. He also recommended considering, over the next two months, meeting the international energy standard ISO 50,001 – which would automatically ensure ESOS compliance – and deliver continuous improvements in energy savings.
Also taking part in the webinar – sponsored by JRP Solutions – was Stephen Reeson, the Food and Drink Federation’s head of climate change and energy policy.
Missed the free-to-attend webinar? You can listen to all the presentations again and lively question and answer debate that followed here. You can listen at any time and any number of times.