CO2Count: Helping you control your emissions

About CO2Count

About CO2Count

CO2Count could not be simpler.

Your drivers refuel using any fuel cards from us.

You will receive a regular CO2Count Certificate showing:

  • Volume of each type of fuel used
  • Kg of carbon dioxide (CO2) produced*
  • Kg of (CO2 e) – methane (CH4) produced*
  • Kg of (CO2 e) – nitrous oxide (N2O) produced*
  • Kg of (CO2 e) – total direct greenhouse gases produced*

You also have access to an online system, where you can produce reports over any given time period to give all of the above information, for your whole fleet or by vehicle or groups of vehicles. Reports are available on screen or can be downloaded into Excel CSV formats.

You gain:

  • Complete transparency for your greenhouse gas emissions
  • Ability to monitor on a continuing basis
  • Benchmark for measuring emissions reductions
  • Independently sourced third-party evidence for emissions auditors

*All emissions are calculated to the equivalent kilograms of CO2 (KG CO2e) based on annual DEFRA rates

Why monitor your CO2 emissions?

Why monitor your CO2 emissions?

It’s simple really.

The most immediate reason for monitoring your vehicle emissions is legislation. The second reason is science – the emission of greenhouse gases including CO2 contribute to global warming.

Greenhouse gases are increasing for two reasons: we are producing more and, just as critically, we are destroying the earth’s natural processes for absorbing them.

There are only two solutions – and both are essential:

  • Firstly, emit less greenhouse gas by reducing the activities that produce them.
  • Secondly, reduce those activities – such as deforestation – that attack the planet’s defensive processes.

Everyone has to contribute – and CO2Count can help with your efforts to monitor and reduce your emissions.

To help with the second part of the solution, CO2Count is working with Cool Earth, to help save rain forests in South America.

Policy and Legislation

Policy and Legislation

CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (previously known as the Carbon Reduction Commitment) is a mandatory carbon emissions reporting and pricing scheme to cover all organisations using more than 6,000MWh per year of electricity (equivalent to an annual electricity bill of about £500,000).

The CRC came into force in April 2010 and aims to significantly reduce UK carbon emissions not covered by other pieces of legislation. The primary focus is to reduce emissions in non-energy intensive sectors in the UK. This complements the role of Climate Change Agreements and the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, which are directed primarily at energy-intensive organisations.

Click here to find out more about the CRC Energy Efficiency scheme

Building Regulations

Buildings Policy
The buildings sector accounts for 40% of the EU’s energy usage and offers the largest single potential for energy efficiency. The main UK regulations of interest are:

  • Energy certificates
  • Building Regulations Part L 2006 (Part J in Scotland and F in Northern Ireland)

Energy certificates
Energy certificates allow a building’s energy performance to be measured consistently and objectively. This should help better performing buildings to attract a premium, thereby increasing the business case for energy efficient buildings.

Certificates grade a building’s energy performance on a scale from A – G. There are two types for commercial buildings:

  • Asset certificates (‘Energy Performance Certificates’, ‘EPCs’) Measure the intrinsic energy performance of the building based on its design. They have to be renewed every 10 years and must be shown at the point of sale, lease and lease renewal.
  • Operating certificates (‘Display Energy Certificates’, ‘DECs’) Measure the building’s actual performance based on metered energy usage. They are renewed annually and apply to public sector buildings with a usable floor area greater than 1000m2. They must be displayed publicly.

EU Emissions Trading Scheme

The EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) puts a cap on the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by business and creates a market and price for carbon allowances. It covers 45% of EU emissions, including energy intensive sectors and approximately 12,000 installations.

How it works currently: 

The EU ETS is now in its third phase – significantly different from phases I and II. The main changes are:

  • A single, EU-wide cap on emissions applies in place of the previous system of national caps
  • Auctioning is the default method for allocating allowances (instead of free allocation), and harmonised allocation rules apply to the allowances still given away for free
  • More sectors and gases included
  • 300 million allowances set aside in the New Entrants Reserve to fund the deployment of innovative renewable energy technologies and carbon capture and storage through the NER 300 programme

The scheme started in 2005 in order to help the EU meet its targets under the Kyoto Protocol (8% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels). The scheme is the world’s largest carbon-trading scheme. It provides an incentive for installations to reduce their carbon emissions, because they can then sell their surplus allowances.

More information on the EU ETS can be found here.

Climate Change Levy

The Climate Change Levy (CCL) is a charge on energy usage for business and the public sector introduced to encourage energy efficiency. Climate Change Agreements (CCAs) allow energy intensive organisations a discount on the levy if they achieve energy efficiency targets.

The levy does not apply to the domestic, transport or energy sectors or to selected energy sources such as renewable electricity.

To help energy-intensive organisations, the Government has negotiated Climate Change Agreements (CCAs) in some sectors. These agreements give organisations an 80% discount from the Climate Change Levy, as long as they reach additional Carbon Dioxide (CO2) reduction targets.

Further information
Levy Exemption Certificates – Click here 
Climate Change Agreements and the Climate Change Levy – Click here
Find out more about the Climate Change Levy in general here.

Our Accreditations

Our Accreditations

ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certification enables us to demonstrate our commitment to service quality and customer satisfaction, as well as our continuous improvement of quality management systems and integration into the realities of a changing world.

Benefits of our Certification:

  • Continuous improvement of our Quality Management Systems and processes
  • More reliable operations to meet customer requirements
  • Improve performance and bottom line
  • Improve corporate culture through constant improvement
  • Our ISO 9001:2015 certificate from SGS demonstrates high levels of service quality
  • A valid ISO 9001:2015 certificate shows that our organisation follows the most internationally recognised quality management principles

Please click here to see a copy of this certificate.

ISO 50001:2011

The Company is ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management System certified, which enables us to demonstrate our commitment from all levels of the Company to improving our energy performance, through reducing our overall consumption and environmental impact.

Benefits of our certification:

  • Reducing energy consumption leading to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts.
  • Improving energy performance through objectives, targets and action plans set by top management.
  • Creation of an ‘energy efficient’ working environment.

Please click here to see a copy of this certificate.

ISO 14001:2015

ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System certification, enables us to to establish the systems and processes necessary to ensure we minimise our risks to the environment. This is done through establishing what environmental aspects we affect as a company and ensuring they are monitored and measured.
Benefits of our certification:

    • Improved environmental management, allowing us to improve our efficiency, and keep the larger impact of our operations to an absolute minimum.
    • Legal compliance, positioning us to meet the regulatory challenges of the future.
    • Proven business credentials, certified against internationally recognised standards.
    • Creation of an ‘environmentally aware’ company culture with an emphasis on resource, waste and energy management.

Please click here to see a copy of this certificate.

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Monitoring emissions is important for your business

Monitoring emissions is important for your business


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Quality, service, standards

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*Working with us can help you control your fuel and fleet management costs. All savings are estimated based on fuel spend, credit rating, account type, market prices and ensuring that your vehicles are fully maintained. Savings cannot be guaranteed.