Quinn Cement achieve ISO 50001 accreditation
Company joins select group by achieving ISO 50001 Energy Management certification
QUINN Cement have recently achieved ISO 50001 Energy Management certification by Certification Europe, underpinning the company’s commitment to continually improve its energy efficiency.
ISO 50001 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy-management system, the purpose of which is to allow an organization to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement in energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy security, energy use and consumption.
By helping organizations to continually reduce their energy use, the standard also helps reduce their energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
Quinn Cement say implementation required a team effort and commitment to continuous improvement at all levels within the company, and the team now fully intends to build energy savings using the ISO 50001 framework.
Michael Brophy of Certification Europe said: ‘By achieving certification to ISO 50001, Quinn Cement have pushed the boundaries in energy management and put themselves among a very select group of organizations worldwide that have achieved the Energy Management standard ISO 50001.
‘Being awarded certification by an accredited body such as Certification Europe makes it clear that Quinn Cement are committed to improving the operational and environmental efficiency of their utilities and energy.’
ISO 50001 is widely recognized as a major leap forward in ‘raising the bar’ by requiring an organization to demonstrate that it has improved its energy performance. The standard was highlighted as a key tool for climate action at the recent Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8), a high-level global forum working to advance clean energy globally.
Commenting on the company’s recent accreditation, Quinn Cement’s general manager, TP Feehan, said: ‘Reducing our impact on the environment wherever possible is a priority for us. We believe that, as a large manufacturer, we have a responsibility to continually improve our operations and enhance our sustainability standards.
‘The changes we’ve implemented in achieving ISO 50001 certification has resulted in vast improvements in our energy efficiency. We also expect to see financial benefits from the changes as our energy consumption is reduced.’