Energy management with EN ISO 50001
EN ISO 50001 is an important innovative standard that defines rules and criteria for an effective energy management system. As a manufacturer that places a high priority on environmental performance Kaimann is proud to be compliant with and independently certified against EN ISO 50001.
It’s 20 years since EN ISO 14001, the standard for environmental management systems, was first published and in that time many companies, including Kaimann have realised the importance of implementing a robust environmental management system.
A focus on energy
Many people are surprised when they find out that reducing energy use is not technically a requirement of EN ISO 14001 and that a company can potentially be certified against EN ISO 14001 without making any guarantees in regards to energy efficiency. Instead EN ISO 14001 only requires a company to minimise its overall environmental impact – something which may not always involve managing energy use.
EN ISO 50001 covers this deficiency by focusing exclusively on providing a strong framework for companies to manage and improve their energy performance.
A firm commitment to EN ISO 50001
Over many years Kaimann has continually increased our commitment to improving our environmental performance. This has involved achieving certification against EN ISO 14001 but we see this as the bare minimum.
EN ISO 50001, a standard specifically set up to help companies manage their energy performance, was quickly identified as an ideal tool to provide ongoing continual improvement in our energy use over time. It was clearly a logical step forward from EN ISO 14001.
By implementing an energy management system in accordance with EN ISO 50001 Kaimann has been able to provide a clear focus on energy use throughout our organisation.
Certification to EN ISO 50001
Kaimann has been officially certified against the requirements of EN ISO 50001 for more than a year now and the standard continues to provide a structured system for evaluating the ways in which we can reduce our energy use.