Going beyond compliance saves major accountancy firm £500k
BDO is a leading accountancy firm. By going beyond compliance they recognise leadership on sustainability issues reduces costs but is also an antecedent to delivering related services to fee-paying clients.
To position themselves as a sector lead on sustainability issues and manage the company’s environmental risk BDO wanted to establish a carbon reduction strategy reduce. Envido was hired to review existing polices and embed the controls and practices to reduce year-on-year emissions and encourage green behaviour in the workplace.
The Envido Solution
Envido consultants put in place the systems and technology to implement a measurable and targeted energy and carbon reduction plan that also delivered a meaningful return on investment. A scope 1 & 2 organisational footprint was taken, estate-wide automatic metering installed and ISO140001 environmental management systems implemented.
Envido consultants established systems and technology to implement an energy reduction plan that also delivered a meaningful return on investment. A 2 organisational footprint was generated, estate-wide Automatic metering installed and ISO140001 environmental management systems implemented.
Using this monitoring and reporting framework, Envido deployed its Virtual Energy manager (VEM) service to reduce energy consumption across all BDO sites.
Cost effective and flexible our VEM monitors and examines BDOs energy use profile to identify and realise energy saving initiatives. Drawing on Envido’s specialist disciplines from low-carbon engineering and facilities management to forensic on-site energy auditing we ensured BDO’s goals are met.
“Envido have supported our carbon journey, helping us understand monitor and take action to reduce our impacts.”
Andrew Jenkins, Operations Manager, BDO
A 2011 carbon reduction target of 10% was met with 700t CO2 mitigated – equivalent to 90 average UK homes. Financially, £160,000 was saved annually, with £500,000 anticipated to be saved within three years following implementation. The payback period for this activity was just over one year.
Why Choose Envido
We save clients’ money using our “Opportunity-Technology-Change” business model – to support you throughout your organisation’s entire carbon journey, not just one part of it.
Across our 500TWh managed energy portfolio we identify opportunities and plan client carbon reduction; deliver savings through technology design and installation, from metering to renewables; and engage with staff and suppliers to identify how to reduce carbon across all aspects of our clients’ organisation.