SKF achieves global energy management system certification
2015 February 19, 10:00 CET
SKF becomes one of the first organisations to achieve ISO 50001 certification on a global scale
Gothenburg, 19 February 2015: SKF has been awarded a global certification by Den Norska Veritas (DNV), in accordance with the requirements of ISO 50001. The Group’s energy management system has been deployed across 38 manufacturing facilities around the world. In total, these facilities account for more than 90% of the Group’s total direct energy use.
“We recognize our responsibility to significantly improve energy performance, which is motivated both from an environmental and a cost perspective. The new ISO 50001 standard helps us to address this in a structured, systematic and consistent way,” says Rob Jenkinson, Director, Corporate Sustainability.
He continues, “This follows in a long tradition of early adoption when it comes to systems and tools that help improve environmental performance. We adopted the ISO 14001 environmental management standard in the 1990’s and, more recently, adopted the LEED standard for new buildings. We are also promoting the wider adoption of ISO 50001 amongst our energy intensive suppliers.”
This forms an important part of the Group’s climate strategy, SKF BeyondZero, which aims to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions across the value chain: in SKF’s operations, those of suppliers and, more importantly, for our customers.
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