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21/02/2014 PROFILE > Chef d'entreprise , Direction

Obligation of major companies to perform an energy audit

Directive 2012/27/EU of 25 October 2012 pertaining to energy saving, effective as at 8 December 2013, now leads to the obligation for major companies to perform an energy audit on their activities. These audits should take place before 5 December 2015, and then renewed every four years.
A company should perform an energy audit if for two consecutive financial years preceding the obligatory audit date (law n°2013-619 of 16 July 2013 and Decree of 4 December 2013) :

  • either if its workforce exceeds 250 people;
  • or its annual turnover exceeds 50 million euros or its balance sheet total exceeds 43 million euros.

 Access European Directive 2012/27/EU of 25 October 2012