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Indian electricians benefit from accredited personnel certification

Indian electricians benefit from accredited personnel certification

The Amman Skills Programming Society, a certification body accredited by the National Accreditation Board of Education and Training (NABET) in India, certifies Electricians to ISO/IEC 17024 to carry out work as Electricians and Electrical Supervisors. Individuals who are awarded certification have seen benefits including salary rises, and successful placements overseas in areas such as the […]


Welding wire and manufacturing plant cuts energy consumption by 22%

Welding wire and manufacturing plant cuts energy consumption by 22%

The Lincoln Electric Company of Canada, a large multinational employing over 10,000 staff, has a Welding wire and manufacturing plant in Toronto, Ontario. The plant has three divisions housed in one facility, each with different energy needs. Two divisions produce steel welding wire, and the third makes industrial welding machines. Lincoln Electric sells diesel-driven DC […]


Steel Company saves USD 7.6m in year 1 with ISO 50001

Steel Company saves USD 7.6m in year 1 with ISO 50001

ArcelorMittal Saldanha Works is part of the South African steel industry, producing Hot Rolled Coil (HRC) steel products in Saldanha Bay, located on the West Coast of South Africa. Rising electricity and energy prices combined with the global and South African economic downturn have impacted on the plant’s competitiveness, while at the same time the […]


Standards have a positive impact of 4.96% on EBIT for brick company

Standards have a positive impact of 4.96% on EBIT for brick company

Botswana brick manufacturer Lobatse Clay Works produces in excess of 30 million units per year. It employs 175 people including six temporary workers and interns. It has revenues in excess of 64 million Botswana Pula (BWP), equivalent to about USD 9.73m. The company estimated standards as having a positive impact of 4.96% on earnings before […]


Standards contribute ZAR 147.5 million (USD 19.8 million) annually for cement producer

Standards contribute ZAR 147.5 million (USD 19.8 million) annually for cement producer

Pretoria Portland Cement Company of South Africa, calculated an annual total financial impact of standards on total revenue at 2.5%, based on savings in R&D, procurement, production / operations and sales and marketing functions. It also calculated a 12% reduction in time used to negotiate contractual agreements as a result of implementing standards in the […]


Standards contribute 0.43% to total revenue of Indonesian concrete manufacturer

Standards contribute 0.43% to total revenue of Indonesian concrete manufacturer

A 0.43 % contribution to total revenue by using standards was reported by Indonesian pre­cast concrete manufacturer, PT Wijaya Karya (WIKA). This equates to IDR 1.05 billion (USD 115 000) (annually), and close to 6 % of the annual EBIT. WIKA BETON is one of the subsidiaries of PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) – Tbk (WIKA), […]


Development Bank of Japan uses accredited certification to assess loan premiums

Development Bank of Japan uses accredited certification to assess loan premiums

In Japan, the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) provide more attractive loan rates and discounted insurance premiums to commercial businesses that have taken steps to increase their resilience in case of emergency. The bank screens a number of metrics on business continuity, preparedness, and mitigation before setting loan premiums. The Bank recognises Accredited certification of a […]


ISO 50001 saves cement plant in Canada $2,071,309

ISO 50001 saves cement plant in Canada $2,071,309

St Marys Cement, a division of Votorantim Cimentos, a Brazilian company and one of world’s top 10 cement producers, implemented ISO 50001 to improve the management of its energy consumption. In the first full year after ISO 50001 certification, one of its plants was able to produce 117,840 equivalent tons more product than during the previous year […]


ISO 50001 payback in less than 2 months for cement business

ISO 50001 payback in less than 2 months for cement business

Star Cement, a cement producer in the United Arab Emirates, generated the following benefits from their ISO 50001 certification in the first three months: Energy Performance Improvement (%) of 5.87% Cost saving of US$ 228,064 for the period Oct’16 to Dec’16 A Payback period on EnMS implementation of less than 2 months Full details of the […]


Arabian Cement Company saves $8.74m from ISO 50001

Arabian Cement Company saves $8.74m from ISO 50001

Arabian Cement Company (ACC) has a production capacity of 5 million tons per year of high quality cement for the local and international markets. In 2014, the Egyptian government started to phase out energy subsidies, and so the business gained accredited certification to ISO 50001 to improve its energy performance. The adoption of an EnMS […]


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