SECR and sustainability: how we can help academies

Like many organisations across all sectors, you’ve probably been thinking about sustainability: meeting your reporting obligations in the present, and taking actions to become greener in a cost-efficient way.

As specialists in Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) for the education sector, Clean Green Innovation Ltd are delighted to be partnering with Landau Baker and BKL to offer their clients expert guidance in this area.

The SECR is mandatory for any MATs or schools that meet two or more of these criteria:

  • 250 employees or more
  • Turnover (or gross income) £36m or more
  • Balance sheet assets of £18m or more

Many individual schools and smaller MATs are now choosing to record their energy and carbon emissions. It offers an ideal starting point on their drive to reduce energy consumption and decarbonise their estate.

We offer a basic package that includes completion of the SECR and optional strategy time where we’ll explore progressive options for the MAT with you. These might include:

  • An interaction with staff and pupils to initiate energy and cost-saving measures in schools
  • Deciding on a timeline for improvements
  • Using our contacts for solar panels, building work, grant application etc.
  • Producing accessible, visual versions of your SECR to share your progress with key stakeholders. Your staff, parents and especially pupils do care about this!

If you’re ready to take this step on a path to a more sustainable future, Clean Green Innovation would love to help you. Please get in touch with your usual Landau Baker / BKL contact, who would be pleased to make an introduction. You can also find out more at

We’d also be pleased to talk to you about BKL’s own sustainability journey. In the past year, BKL has become carbon neutral and been certified as a B Corporation: a global community of businesses dedicated to balancing profit and purpose.



Sam Inkersole

In 2022, Sam won the Taxation’s Rising Star award at the Taxation Awards in and was named in the Accountancy Age 35 Under 35.

Jon Wedge

While Jon’s client work focuses on the financial services sector, he also oversees the firm’s assurance service, as well as supporting the trainees following in his footsteps.


Elana joined us in 2017 as an ACA trainee, after graduating from Durham University where she had studied languages. She is now a manager in our assurance team.


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