Strategy & Governance

With investors, governments and consumers looking at how organizations are reducing carbon emissions associated with energy consumption, forward-thinking organizations are employing a number of frameworks to help structure and communicate their actions.

Key frameworks include:

Our role is to help identify which frameworks are suitable, build internal capacity and support you in delivering results against your corporate targets.

Our services include

  • Assessing different governance and management frameworks to identify those most aligned with your strategic objectives
  • Providing analysis and maturity assessments to understand the gaps and barriers between where you are and where you need to get to in order to incorporate the management framework. For example, if an organization is adopting Science Based Targets, consideration of the state of maturity to implement renewable energy schemes such as Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) to fully assess the cost of implementation
  • Supporting internal capacity development to build the required systems, structures and staffing resources.


The international standard ISO 50001 is focused on energy management. While not compulsory, many organizations choose to adopt this standard as a framework for good governance.

ISO50001 is intended to help organizations embed energy issues within their daily operations, integrating with existing management structures wherever possible. The standard presents a framework for establishing a high-quality Energy Management System.

Rapidly gaining popularity, it helps organizations to effectively manage energy supply risks (such as rising costs and energy security), monitor energy use and identify efficiency savings. It encourages businesses to consider their energy impacts across all areas of their operations – including in some cases, the supply chain.

The standard also helps organizations to demonstrate sound management practices and environmental credentials, while facilitating compliance with climate-change regulations such as ESOS or CRC.

As with other ISO management standards, ISO 50001 follows an iterative Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle to encourage continual improvement. The standard includes developing an energy policy, putting targets in place and using internal energy data to look at where savings could be made. There is then a reporting element where organizations are required to track their results and look at how they can build and improve on those results.

The standard can be applied to a single site or across a whole organization, and can be introduced incrementally, or as a comprehensive programme. It is therefore easy to implement the standard at a pace which reflects available resources. Anthesis can advize on how to implement a phased introduction to minimize the administrative burden of introducing the new systems.


The Climate Group’s RE100 campaign, in partnership with CDP, aims to achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2020. We’ve helped a range of corporate clients set ambitious renewable energy targets, both as part of a broader Science Based Target commitment and as a commitment to the RE100 initiative. Our support considers the drivers, unique challenges and opportunities a company faces when transitioning towards a renewable energy future.