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Accreditation enables TPK – ZAVOD d.d. to expand into Europe

Accreditation enables TPK – ZAVOD d.d. to expand into Europe

  TPK–ZAVOD, a Croatian mechanical engineering company employing 43 staff, is has invested significantly to improve its competence levels and quality performance. TPK has gained accreditation to the following accreditation standards: ISO/IEC 17025, ISO/IEC 17020, ISO/IEC 17065 and ISO/IEC 17024; as well as accredited certification to ISO 9001, 14001, 29001, and SCCP and OHSAS 18001 […]


Ellco Etikett gains accredited certification due to lost tender

Ellco Etikett gains accredited certification due to lost tender

Ellco Etikett, a Norwegian producer of labels, gained accredited certification to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 on the back of losing a long standing customer that now required accredited certification from its suppliers. This lack of eligibility to tender triggered the company to seek accredited certification for both its quality and environmental management systems, which […]


Insurer provides lower premium to accredited organisations

Insurer provides lower premium to accredited organisations

In the UK, Howden, an independent Lloyd’s broker, created a professional indemnity scheme for clients operating under accreditation, which helped it gain a full understanding of the client’s risk profile and so obtain more accurate pricing for the cover required. This scheme also provides insurers with access to new, potentially profitable, lines of revenue. Those with less long-tail exposure tend to be more […]


Insurers gain accreditation to manage their own risk

Insurers gain accreditation to manage their own risk

Insurers, such as Allianz Engineering and Zurich Engineering, have gained UKAS accreditation to ISO/IEC 17020, which sets out requirements for the competence of bodies performing inspections, to ensure that their engineering surveyors can carry out dynamic and robust risk assessments for any client location. Accreditation requires that the continual training and competency of their surveyors is maintained and improved, and ensures that the […]


UK Tax Authority (HRMC) recognises ISO 9001 as criteria to be Authorised Economic Operator

UK Tax Authority (HRMC) recognises ISO 9001 as criteria to be Authorised Economic Operator

An AEO is an economic operator who, by satisfying certain criteria, is considered to be reliable in their customs related operations throughout the European Union (EU). Depending on the type of AEO authorisation applied for and granted, these can include either easier access to certain customs simplifications, special procedures, deferment guarantee reductions/waivers or certain facilitations […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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