Carbon Reporting 2017-18 due 28th September

18th September 2018

The deadline for Regularly Funded Organisations in the 2015-2018 cohort to submit their Carbon Emissions Reporting is coming up on the 28th September.

All Regularly Funded Organisations should now have received their Annual Statistical Survey for 2017-18 from Creative Scotland which should be completed and returned by 28th September 2018. As with previous years the survey contains an Environment worksheet which requests information on the emissions produced from your use of utilities, waste and travel. The worksheet has changed very little so you may find it useful to check out this video explaining how to complete the 2016-17 version of the worksheet in the Carbon Reporting for RFOs section of the website.

What you need for reporting to Creative Scotland

You will need access to data on your usage of water, electricity, gas and other heating fuels as well as amounts of your landfill and recycled waste. Your emissions will be calculated automatically when you enter this data into the worksheet. In addition, you will need to access emissions data for your travel. We recommend using figures from the report page in your www.claimexpenses.com account.

If you do not wish to record your travel data in claimexpenses you will need to calculate emissions from mileage. Carbon Reporting 2017-18 due 28th September

We recommend that you use our Carbon Management Planning tool available to download to calculate emissions for each mode of travel.

Please contact us if you need help to obtain data on emissions factors for travel.

Note: If you have completed this form for a previous year there have been some very minor changes.

Last year, around 80 organisations supplied actual recorded data  for appropriate categories, up from 50 the previous year with the amount of data supplied increasing by 10% overall. We hope that this year will see an even greater number of organisations supplying actual data but if this is not available we would encourage you to supply estimated data rather than no data.

Previous year’s reporting

You may be interested to know how we have used your data in the past? You can download our analysis of the data returned in the Environmental section of the Annual Statistical Survey for 2015-16.

Please get in touch with fiona.maclennan@creativecarbonscotland.com  if you have any questions or need help with completing the Environment section of the survey.

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