notch

Location

London

Gladstone House,
77-79 High Street,
Egham TW20 9DY

Knutsford

71 – 75 Sheldon Street,
Convent Garden,
London,
WC2H 9JQ

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    Frequently asked questions

    CBN Expert is a group of people passionate about helping organisations navigate the path to Net Zero, and in doing so, make their businesses better. A notch is a v-shaped indentation, that can be used to compare values. We’ve used it to name the platform that enables our users to compare their emissions over time.

    The team at CBN Expert provide you with customised spreadsheet templates to enable you to easily capture and upload your data.

    For some businesses, it’s a statutory requirement. For all businesses, it sends a clear message to your customers, suppliers and employees that you take your relationship with the environment seriously, and you’re working to remove inefficiencies in the way you operate.

    It’s entirely up to you. Some people prefer to add data as it’s generated (think monthly utility bills), whereas others prefer to run this as an annual exercise.

    This depends on your business. Under SECR (Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting), you must publish Scope 1, Scope 2 and some Scope 3 categories. If you provide goods or services to Public Sector customers, you may also need to provide a PPN06/21 report. The good news is that notch has native functionality to create and publish these reports, all driven by the data you provide.

    We’ve worked hard to refine the platform based on feedback from hundreds of users, so that it offers the right balance of functionality and user experience. It has been designed to support small, medium and large businesses from lots of different industries and has flexibility designed in. There is an exciting roadmap of functionality on the horizon, that will ensure you have the data you need to remain compliant with an increasing level of scrutiny, and emissions reporting throughout your value chain.

    Other carbon calculators tell me it’s easy.. why does Notch ask for more data?

    As a core principle, we believe ‘activity based’ emissions calculations trump ‘spend based’. Quick question: Do you offer the same prices to all your customers, regardless of volume? Do all your competitors? No… thought not. This simple acid test demonstrates that average prices are just that… average. 

    Our conversion factors for activities are based on the UK DEFRA and DFNZ published conversion factors, and applied on a monthly basis. So this means you can be sure we’re applying the right conversions factors for the time period in which the activity took place. We believe the collection and population of data is relatively easy, and our team helps your understand how to get the data, and embed processes in your day-to-day operations that mean minimal impact on your business.

    Put simply, accuracy increases, ambiguity decreases. Let’s use supply chain transport emissions as an example. Based purely on spend averages, you’re assuming that you pay the same rates per mile or per package as a company that transports medical equipment, or car parts, or toilet rolls. By calculating emissions based on weight and distance, we can reach a meaningfully more accurate set of emissions. 

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    We charge by site. This means you can have as many users for your site as you like. We support a four tier organisational structure, so you can consolidate and report at divisional or group level. We don’t charge extra for consolidation levels within the org structure.

    Not a penny.

    CBN Expert offers services to help you get up and running for your first year or reporting period. This means we train you on the platform, configure user permissions and sites, and help you collect, cleanse and upload your data. We can also help you produce reports, set up dashboards, and generally position you to get the most value out of the platform. You could also choose to work with our extensive list of notch partners

    SECR, PPN06/21, Annual Carbon Report, plus the ability to create custom reports

    Click on Dashboard at the top of the page, and then <need screenshots for this type of FAQ>

    Tiles are the dynamic sections of the dashboard. They present your emissions data in a way that brings order to the chaos. You default dashboard will have the most commonly used Tiles. But if you want to get creative, or have some custom dashboard requirements, just hit this button to get started:

    If you’re ready to start your journey, want to understand how CBN Expert and notch can help you, or even just want to talk about your business and it’s emissions, drop us a line or book an appointment: <email link> <calendly link>

    We offer training as part of our services package, and will be creating a library of really useful tips and tricks over the coming weeks. To stay up to date with notch, carbon accounting or our mission, you can subscribe here : <url>

    Case studies

    V-Tuf
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    V-Tuf equips cleaners to deliver essential cleaning tasks through a healthy and eco-friendly solution, and have partnered with notch to gather the data to take their sustainability goals even further.

    Drax
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    Drax Energy Solutions provide renewable power to more than 10,000 UK businesses. They have partnered with notch to provide their customers with a method of carbon reporting that will meet regulatory requirements.

    Brightly Software
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    Brightly Software, a Siemens company, have been working with notch for the last two years to produce their carbon reports and have incorporated their sustainability actions into the heart of the company.

    Make your business Net Zero

    When it comes to tackling climate change, your business has a big part to play. Notch can help you start your journey towards Net Zero.  

    Make your business Net Zero