Office furniture manufacturer satisfies global standard for systematic energy management
Environmental and climate protection are firmly embedded in the corporate strategy of ASSMANN Büromöbel GmbH & Co KG. So it is only logical that the family company not only builds its business practices on sustainability, but also puts its processes, activities and measures to the test – with success! ASSMANN is now also certified according to ISO 50001 for its systematic energy management. “This is a meaningful addition to our long-standing certification for environmental management in accordance with ISO 14001, this time with a specific focus on energy management”, says Andreas Fipp, Head of Industrial Engineering at ASSMANN.
The ISO 50001 standard places a clear focus on how much energy is consumed by the systems, processes and equipment at the certified companies. This enables more precise analyses of all effects associated with energy performance and ultimately their optimisation. “Among other aspects, the complex certification process involved naming all major energy consumers at the site that are relevant to the environment and investigating pathways for significant savings in order to analyse energy consumption and thus enable continuous reduction”, says Sustainability Manager Dr Julia Koch.
The ISO standards are even more widely accepted at global level than the EU environmental management system EMAS, which is based on fulfilling the criteria enshrined in the holistic environmental management system standard ISO 14001, requires publication of a detailed environmental statement and is only valid in Europe. Going forward, ASSMANN will use ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 to demonstrate its activities in environmental and energy management. The aspects included in the EMAS environmental statement will continue to be included in the company’s sustainability reporting according to the GRI standard.