The new energy management standard EN 16001 provides a set of standardised requirements for an energy management system and also the framework for energy management best practice to aid organisations. Certification Europe, based in Dublin, is leading the way across Europe in the adoption of the new energy management standard.
One organisation that has implemented the standard with Certification Europe as its certification partner is Diageo Baileys Global Supply. "EN 16001 energy management system certification has helped Diageo Baileys Global Supply´s operations to address its energy use in an extremely positive manner. Since engaging in the energy management certification process we have saved 25% on weekend energy costs alone," says Evelyn Conlon, risk manager at the Dublin-based international drinks producer.
John Ryan, commercial director with Certification Europe, describes the benefits gained through the implementation of the standard: "This standard is the definition of international best practice in relation to energy management. EN 16001 not only helps cut energy costs but it also helps to improve operational efficiencies, corporate image and credibility." Through the certification process, Certification Europe helps businesses improve their energy efficiency in a logical, controlled and systematic way.
John Ryan continues: "This standard is vital for any company who wants to minimise their impact on the environment and reduce their carbon footprint. EN 16001 streamlines procedures and integrates with any existing management system the company may have in place."
Certification Europe is one of the world´s leading certification bodies in relation to energy management system certification having issued the world´s first accredited EN 16001 certificate in 2009. The company has offices in Dublin, Italy, Turkey and Japan.