How we can help
We know that some organisations do not feel that they are ready for an assessment under the Carbon Trust Standard or are not confident that they can achieve certification. With this in mind, we have created a Gap Analysis service to help you address these concerns and understand the issues in a practical and action-oriented format.
What to expect
Gap Analysis will give you a clear understanding as to whether you are able to proceed with an assessment, and if not, will identify what actions need to be put in place to enable an assessment to be carried out. The resulting report will:
- Identify whether you have a suitably detailed and robust dataset in place to undergo an assessment or re-assessment.
- Highlight your state of readiness for each of the areas in the qualitative criteria of the assessment.
- Highlight the ideal time for you to apply for certification under the Standard
- Provide guidance to key areas that need to be addressed prior to assessment.
Glyn Lee, Energy Manager from East of England Co-operative Society, one of our customers who took advantage of the service in 2009, added
"We had a Gap Analysis completed to understand what we needed to do to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard. The process helped us to identify the gaps we had in our data, our carbon policy and carbon management plans and provided us with a formal report that we used as a platform for discussion internally.
It also now forms part of the framework we have in place to improve our carbon management policy and hope to be in a position to apply for assessment in 2010.
I recommend Gap Analysis to any organisation that is worried whether it is ready to apply. It will either give you the confidence to apply for certification immediately or arm you with the information you need to help you pass."
How it works
A Carbon Trust Standard Accredited Assessor will be allocated to your organisation and will typically spend half of their allocated time on site with you getting to understand and review the information and processes that you have in place, and will then produce a report on their findings.
The amount of support received is primarily dependent upon an organisation’s annual energy expenditure, not dissimilar to an assessment.
For more information on Gap Analysis contact us by emailing email@example.com or by calling 020 7832 4655.
How we can help
Call us on 0800 019 1443 if you have any questions.
Submit an enquiry form and we will call you back to discuss your organisations’ requirements.
Attend one of our free events/webinars for a walk through of the assessment process.
Find out more about online assessment for SMEs