Auditor Training for EU Emissions Trading Team
The UK Government as part of its policy to reduce the burden on industry, introduced a scheme to allow small emitters and hospitals to opt out of the main EU Emissions Trading Scheme. The main requirements of the scheme are to be complied with but trading of allowances is not required and the emission reports maybe self-verified rather than verified by external verifiers.
The duty of assessing the reported emissions was taken up by the Environment Agency and the emission reports are to be assessed by the EA on a risk based approach. IAMC Ltd were contracted by the EA and funded by DECC to deliver an audit process that adhered to the European Commission’s verification guidance, maintained the integrity of the scheme aligned with the Government policy of reducing the burden on industry.
The project incorporated the use of external training organisation to deliver EU ETS verification training (provided by Peter Barden of Future Perfect) and then subsequently developed detailed internal training on specific data analysis problems and case studies.
The project was delivered on-time and within budget and provided a significant improvement in the skills of the Agency’s team in data analysis and auditing techniques with respect to the specific processes included in this scheme. It provided a clear and transparent process in the assessment of complex industrial processes.