Standard
ISO 50001

Brazilian Pharma reduces energy use by 30%

Brazilian Pharma reduces energy use by 30%

Baxter Healthcare employs over 1,200 employees across four sites in Brazil. The company manufactures blood transfusion dialysers, solutions for peritoneal dialysis, accessories for the administration of drugs and for drainage in peritoneal dialysis, and solutions or diluting and packaging medicines for pharmaceutical and veterinary companies. The company has a culture of sustainability, and the implementation […]


Charity saves $6k with ISO 50001

Charity saves $6k with ISO 50001

Banco Alimentar Contra a Fome (BA) is a charity whose mission is “Fight food waste and help feed people in need “. BA is a member of Portuguese Federation of Food Banks. BA is based in Lisbon and distributes about 9.500 tonnes of food per year to more than 70.000 people in the area of […]


Safety company uses ISO 50001 to reduce costs of production by 65%

Safety company uses ISO 50001 to reduce costs of production by 65%

Rindin Enterprises is an Australian manufacturer of innovative respiratory and personal protective equipment and safety devices for firefighters, industrial workers, police squads, militaries, homeland security forces, and rescue teams. Despite being a relatively small business, it is a large user of energy, whether it be electricity, a company vehicle or the transport company used to deliver […]


Indian Tailor saves $40s with ISO 50001

Indian Tailor saves $40s with ISO 50001

Raymond Limited, an Indian textiles company and tailor. With a capacity of 45.28 million meters in wool & wool-blended fabrics, the company commands a 60% market share in suiting in India and ranks amongst the first three fully integrated manufacturers of suiting in the world. Raymond Chhindwara is a Designated Consumer (DC) as per the […]


Shoe manufacturer saves $8m with ISO 50001

Shoe manufacturer saves $8m with ISO 50001

KMK Global Sports is a large producer sport shoes and sandals based in Indonesia. On average, 1.2 million pairs of shoe and sandal are produced each month, with all of the finished product exported overseas. Recognising rising energy costs, increasing energy use, and national energy efficiency regulation, the company adopted accredited certification to ISO 50001 […]


Petrochemicals giant saves over $1m with ISO 50001

Petrochemicals giant saves over $1m with ISO 50001

Nippon Shokubai Indonesia (NSI) is an acrylic acid and esters manufacturing company. It is based in an industrial area of Cilegon Banten, Indonesia, where the energy supply is limited. In addition, the cost of energy consumption for the production process is variable. In order to achieve energy efficiency, the company gained accredited certification to ISO […]


Thai Chemicals company saves $10m with ISO 50001

Thai Chemicals company saves $10m with ISO 50001

Map Ta Phut Olefins Company Limited (MOC), a subsidiary of SCG Chemicals, produces two main chemicals; ethylene and propylene. Given that energy is the most significant operating cost, the company developed an energy efficiency improvement strategy that identified ISO:50001 implementation as a tool for the development and standardisation of the operating process. Since certification was […]


LG Chem saves $9.4m with ISO 50001

LG Chem saves $9.4m with ISO 50001

LG Chem Ltd. Ochang plant, which produces Acrylic film for LCD modules and Lithium-Ion batteries, implemented an Energy Management System (EnMS) in 2014. As a materials company, LG Chem states that it wishes to create sustainable value by respecting people and respecting the environment in all of its business activities. Through monthly monitoring of its […]


Hitachi saves 60m Yen per year

Hitachi saves 60m Yen per year

  Omika Works is the central base of Hitachi Ltd. Infrastructure Systems which designs and manufactures information and control systems. Following the Japanese earthquake disaster in 2011, Hitachi decided to introduce “the smart next-generation factory plan”. As well as business continuity planning, this would also involve greater energy efficiency. They recognised that accredited certification to […]


Paper producer saves $1.6m with ISO 50001

Paper producer saves $1.6m with ISO 50001

PT Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper (IKPP), located in SerpongTangerang, Indonesia, is a joint venture between Indonesian and Taiwan companies. The company specialises in the production of coloured paper grades and is one of the world’s largest in this sector. In 2009, the Indonesian Government issued a regulation about energy conservation (Government Regulation No. 70/2009) […]


Textile manufacturer saves $318k per year with ISO 50001

Textile manufacturer saves $318k per year with ISO 50001

APAC INTI CORPORA is located in Central Java, Indonesia. The company produces 3 key products; Yarn, Greige Fabric, and Denim. It is a large-scale production with 70% of products sent overseas to over 70 countries, and 30 % for the domestic market. With energy and overhead costs rapidly escalating in the economy, an objective was […]


Gold Mine improves energy performance by 11.4%

Gold Mine improves energy performance by 11.4%

New Gold ‘s New Afton copper-gold mine and concentrator plant is located approximately 350 kilometres northeast of Vancouver, British Columbia. Energy is the second biggest expense (after labour) accounting for 13% of total annual operational expense in 2015. An improvement in energy performance is one of the areas in which a significant increase in profitability […]


Precision manufacturer improves energy performance by 16.5% saving (US) $52,000

Precision manufacturer improves energy performance by 16.5% saving (US) $52,000

Harbec is a precision manufacturer specialising in custom injection moulding, CNC machining, complex prototypes, and additive manufacturing. It uses significant energy resources to operate three shifts within its 50,000 sq. ft. facility in New York, USA. As a result, the company worked with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office to successfully implement […]


Argentinian Energy company saves $271k with ISO 50001

Argentinian Energy company saves $271k with ISO 50001

Central Termoeléctrica Genelba’s power generation plant of Petrobras Argentina, is located in Marcos Paz, 50 km from Buenos Aires. It is an energy company specialising in the production of electricity. The driver for seeking certification to ISO 50001 was to minimise operational costs, ensure efficiency, and to demonstrate its social responsible credentials. The implementation of […]


Engine manufacturer generates savings of $37m with ISO 50001

Engine manufacturer generates savings of $37m with ISO 50001

Detroit Diesel designs and builds heavy-duty engines aimed at the North America and overseas market. They employ 3,400 full time employees who are based in Detroit in a 3.2 million sq. ft. facility. Accredited certification to ISO 50001 has enabled the business to achieve the following goals over the past 10 years: $37,000,000 in cost […]


Engineering company improves energy performance by 13.08%

Engineering company improves energy performance by 13.08%

Curtiss-Wright, a global advanced engineering company working across various markets, including defense and power generation, has locations across North America, Asia, and Europe. EMD, a Division of Curtiss-Wright based in the US, saw the implementation of an energy management system in accordance with ISO 50001, as a key element in continuing with energy conservation. Since […]


$3.2m annual cost savings for paper manufacturer

$3.2m annual cost savings for paper manufacturer

Catalyst Paper manufactures diverse paper products such as industrial packaging, food service, coated and uncoated groundwood, newsprint, directory, and market pulp. Customers include retailers, publishers and commercial printers in North America, Latin America, the Pacific Rim and Europe. The company set a target to reduce electricity consumption by 3%, and adopted ISO 50001 as a […]


Medical Devices Provider saves €1.4 million with ISO 50001

Medical Devices Provider saves €1.4 million with ISO 50001

Abbott Diagnostics is an Irish-based provider of in-vitro diagnostics products with around 70000 institutional customers in more than 100 countries. The company decided to implement an energy management system as it aligned with its culture to promote an environment that is greener, healthier and more sustainable. Accredited certification to ISO 50001 has enabled Abbott Diagnostic […]


Cable manufacturer saves R1.5 million per year

Cable manufacturer saves R1.5 million per year

Aberdare Cables, a member of the Powertech Group, is an African cable manufacturer. The company manufactures an extensive range of electrical cables for application in power generation, transmission and distribution; infrastructure (rail, ports, and airports); petrochemical; mining as well as building and construction. The company decided to implement an Energy Management System at its Standford […]


Irish pharmaceuticals company saves €800k with ISO 50001

Irish pharmaceuticals company saves €800k with ISO 50001

AbbVie Ireland in Sligo, is a licensed high containment facility for the manufacture of a wide range of pharmaceuticals. The company decided to gain accredited certification to ISO 50001 in order to improve energy efficiency, reduce their CO2 footprint, and to reduce their overall energy costs. Since implementation, it has delivered annual energy efficiency savings […]


3M saves $400k with ISO 50001 at Korean plant

3M saves $400k with ISO 50001 at Korean plant

Korea Naju plant, a 3M international subsidiary, worked with KEA (Korea Energy Agency), to gain accredited certification to ISO 50001. As a result, the Naju plant reduced energy usage by 41,136 GJ and achieved a 7.14% energy performance improvement, saving over $400,000 during 2014/2015. Further information is available in this factsheet on the Clean Energy […]


Furniture manufacturer reduces energy consumption by 5% per unit.

Furniture manufacturer reduces energy consumption by 5% per unit.

Global Wood Concepts Ltd. is a Toronto-based company that designs and manufactures high-quality office furniture for standard and custom installations. Established in 1986, it ships about 700 units per day to customers across Canada and the United States. Since the company achieved ISO 50001 accredited certification, it has realised significant energy savings across several energy […]


Chrysler saves over $2m with accredited certification (ISO 50001)

Chrysler saves over $2m with accredited certification (ISO 50001)

Chrysler, the US car manufacturer, achieved accredited certification to ISO 50001 at its Brampton assembly plant in Canada. The driver for certification was to improve environmental performance and to cut energy costs. The plant has achieved savings of over $2 million, including $110,000 in annual electricity costs through lighting control systems, and almost $2 million […]


US Manufacturer saves $700k per year with accredited EnMS

US Manufacturer saves $700k per year with accredited EnMS

Cummins, a global engine manufacturer, worked with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office to successfully implement an Energy Management System (EnMS) at its plant in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. It generated a 12.6% improvement in energy performance, resulting in savings of over $700,000 per year. The cost to implement the energy management […]


IBM plant cuts energy consumption by 9.2% and saves CAD$550,000 per year

IBM plant cuts energy consumption by 9.2% and saves CAD$550,000 per year

The Bromont plant, located 80 kilometres east of Montréal, is IBM’s largest semiconductor assembly and testing facility and its only manufacturing plant in Canada. By adopting accredited certification to ISO 50001, IBM Bromont achieved 9.2% energy conservation and saved CAD $550,000 in 2013. The plant averaged an annual reduction in total energy use of more […]


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 […]


US Defence Contractor saves $1m per year with ISO 50001

US Defence Contractor saves $1m per year with ISO 50001

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) worked with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office to implement an energy management system (EnMS) at a federal ammunition plant in Scranton, Pennsylvania. GD-OTS staff members set an energy baseline and assessed opportunities to save energy in the plant’s significant energy-using systems. By implementing the recommended […]


Toyota (South Africa) saves US$360k with ISO 50001

Toyota (South Africa) saves US$360k with ISO 50001

The implementation of an Energy Management System (EnMS) at Toyota SA resulted in a reduction in electricity usage which has translated into cost-savings of more than R4.8 million over a two-year period. The company also generated energy savings of GWh 8.15 across its 14 plants, and reduced its GHG emissions by 7,804 tons. Further information […]


Producer of car parts saves US$333,000 with ISO 50001

Producer of car parts saves US$333,000 with ISO 50001

Johnson Matthey, a British company established in 1817, is a global manufacturer of automotive components, specifically autocatalysts. In response to the increase in energy costs, JMSA Germiston signed up with the IEE Project in 2012 as a candidate plant for the implementation of an ISO 50001-based energy management system. As part of the implementation of […]


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 […]


3M cuts energy costs by 15.2% with ISO 50001

3M cuts energy costs by 15.2% with ISO 50001

3M Company, the US Chemicals company, implemented a successful energy management system (EnMS) at its Brockville production plant in Canada. In 2012, the Brockville plant obtained certification of the ISO 50001 global EnMS standard. Accredited certification has achieved significant operational cost savings. 3M’s Brockville plant achieved a 15.2% improvement in energy intensity relative to 2010 […]


Dairy Producer saves 21% of energy costs, while increasing production by 42%

Dairy Producer saves 21% of energy costs, while increasing production by 42%

Darigold, a dairy and food processing company based in the United States, implemented an energy management system across their business which enabled them to make huge cost savings and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Despite energy cost volatility and constantly changing utility rates, Darigold’s energy strategy has resulted in a 21% energy intensity reduction (BTU/lb) […]


Thai Chemical company saves USD 9.4m

Thai Chemical company saves USD 9.4m

PTT Chemical Public Company in Thailand saved USD 9.4 million in 2010 from increased plant reliability, reduced off-specification product, and lower energy and ethylene consumption by applying standards. The company also calculated that standards contributed 3% of sales revenue for total high density polyethylene. Further information is available in a factsheet.  


Standards generate BRL 4.37 million (1.9 % of company turnover)

Standards generate BRL 4.37 million (1.9 % of company turnover)

Festo Brasil is an industrial automation business supplying sectors such as automotive, food, packaging, plastics, and electronics, as well as substantial interest in petrochemical, sugar and alcohol sectors. Impact of standards on total earnings before interest and taxes of Festo Brasil, totalled BRL 4.37 million, corresponding to 1.9% of company turnover. Further information is available […]


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 […]


Food factory saves over $528,000 in energy costs with ISO 50001

Food factory saves over $528,000 in energy costs with ISO 50001

As one of the top three producers of premium pineapples with the largest facility in the world, Great Giant Pineapple (GGP) in Indonesia implemented ISO 50001 to improve energy performance. In the first two years of implementation, GGP made a total energy saving of 221,535.41 GJ, reduced CO2e emission by 18,908.87 Ton CO2e and made […]


Annual energy cost reductions of 13% and 11% with ISO 50001

Annual energy cost reductions of 13% and 11% with ISO 50001

Following the implementation of ISO 50001 in 2014, LG Chem’s Ochang plant set a goal to reduce energy cost by 10% each year. The Ochang plant pursues energy savings by conducting self-assessments to seek more cost-saving opportunities. As result of monthly report assessments of its energy use and GHG, the Ochang plant achieved an energy cost reduction […]


Electronics firms saves $32,357 with ISO 50001

Electronics firms saves $32,357 with ISO 50001

Schneider Electric , a French Multinational, develops connected technologies and solutions to manage energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, and efficient. The company adopted ISO 50001 certification in order to maximise energy performance. Following the certification, the business’ energy performance increased by 10.5%, with savings totalling $32,480 over 3 years. Full details […]


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 […]


247% return on ISO 50001 certification for Standard Bank

247% return on ISO 50001 certification for Standard Bank

The Standard Bank Global Leadership Centre became Africa’s first ISO50001 certified commercial facility. The rising cost of energy and growing consumption levels led the bank to seek ways of managing their energy performance. Accredited certification enable the business to improve its energy performance by 10.9%, leading to cost savings of $64,500. The cost to implement the […]


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 […]


Telecoms company improves energy performance by 21% with ISO 50001

Telecoms company improves energy performance by 21% with ISO 50001

TIM is the largest communications company in Italy and accounts for about 1% of the whole national energy consumption. Following its decision to gain accredited certification to ISO 50001, it has improved its energy performance by 21% in 12 months, leading to savings of US$961,126. The payback period for the adoption of ISO 50001 is therefore […]


ADNOC saves US $150 million in energy costs over 3 years

ADNOC saves US $150 million in energy costs over 3 years

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is a state-owned oil and gas company that manages, produces and preserves Abu Dhabi’s hydrocarbon resource. ADNOC has received significant benefit from adopting accredited certification to ISO 50001 in 2014. To date, its energy performance has improved 6% from the 2014 baseline. In terms of energy, this is […]


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 […]


ISO 50001 reduces Mutua Madrileña costs by 7.5% per year

ISO 50001 reduces Mutua Madrileña costs by 7.5% per year

Mutua Madrileña, a large insurance and real-estate company, that adopted accredited certification to ISO 50001 to achieve greater resource efficiency. Since ISO 50001 implementation in March 2014, the business has reduced its environmental footprint by 21.9%, and lowered its electrical and gas consumption by 20.5% and 27.7% respectively. The total cost savings since implementation equate to […]


Nissan Saves $9.4 Million by Implementing ISO 50001

Nissan Saves $9.4 Million by Implementing ISO 50001

Nissan Motor Company, a leading multinational car manufacturer, has adopted accredited certification to ISO 50001 at all three of its U.S. plants, saving close to 1,600 billion Btu of primary energy and $9.4 million in energy costs annually. Data from two certified sites show that about two-thirds of the energy savings were achieved with no capital investment, […]


Insurance association: Standards and Accreditation support risk and add value (2018)

Insurance association: Standards and Accreditation support risk and add value (2018)

AIRMIC, the Association of Insurance and Risk Managers in Industry and Commerce, has published a white paper on the value that standards and accredited conformity assessment can play in the management of risk. The report states that there is plenty of evidence that organisations perform better when they adopt voluntary quality standards, yet for the most […]


Standards support business competitiveness in Colombia (2018)

Standards support business competitiveness in Colombia (2018)

A study titled “Standardisation: a contribution to the competitiveness of Colombian organisations, case studies to measure the economic impact of technical standards.” was published in 2018, to increase the awareness of the multiple benefits that the technical standards bring to Colombian organisations. This publication describes not only the evolution of standardization in Colombia, but also […]


Management Standards certification improve the sustainability performance of Chinese manufacturing firms

Management Standards certification improve the sustainability performance of Chinese manufacturing firms

73 Chinese manufacturing firms were examined, by longitudinal data from 2009 to 2012, to investigate the effects of ISO 9001 certification in their sustainability goals (Wang, Lin, and Weber, 2016). It was found that ‘companies with certified management standards gain higher efficiency in pursuing their sustainability goals than those that are not certified. Moreover, firms […]


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