Heatrae Sadia has bolstered its commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability after achieving a worldwide standard for managing its energy use across its business operations and product portfolio.
01 January 2015
Heatrae Sadia has bolstered its commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability after achieving a worldwide standard for managing its energy use across its business operations and product portfolio. The electrical heating manufacturer is one of a few UK businesses to have become certified for this highly prestigious accreditation under the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 50001, which sets out a formal energy management system.
Certified companies must create and maintain a management system that demonstrates that they can measure and monitor their energy consumption and use action plans to actively improve energy efficiency. The framework of requirements includes setting targets and using data to better understand and make decisions about energy use, creating a continual culture of improvement. As part of the process, Heatrae Sadia has appointed an energy team, led by a dedicated manager, which is tasked with monitoring and driving improvement throughout every part of our business. By securing the standard, Heatrae Sadia has moved a significant step closer to complying with the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), which will be mandatory from 5 December 2015 and is a requirement of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (2012).
The news means that Heatrae Sadia now holds four internationally recognised standards, having already achieved ISO9001 for quality management, ISO14001 for environmental impact and OHSAS 18001 for Occupational Health & Safety. Paul Rivett, Managing Director at Heatrae Sadia, said: "This is a great achievement for our business and our customers too. We are committed to designing and manufacturing products that are smarter and cleaner through the continuous development of our people and processes to help our customers feel warmer. Attaining standards like ISO50001 can help us demonstrate our objective for responsible energy management, efficiency and sustainability, through reducing carbon emissions, supporting Government commitments to tackle climate change and reinforcing our environmental credentials”.
The ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an independent, non-governmental membership organisation and the world's largest developer of voluntary international standards. It has published more than 19,500 standards covering a broad spectrum of industries, from technology to healthcare. Like all ISO standards in the UK, the 50001 is monitored and audited by the British Standards Institute (BSI). Around 7,000 companies worldwide have signed-up to ISO50001 since it was published in 2011*.
If you would like more information on the attainment of ISO50001 or Heatrae Sadia's commitment to Energy Management, please contact us.