Schneider gets energy management certification
Riyadh, February 28, 2014
Schneider Electric said it has become the first company in Saudi Arabia to be awarded the ISO50001:2011 certification with accreditation, marking a double conformity for its processes in energy management system (EnMS).
The ISO certification supports organisations in all sectors to use energy more efficiently through the development of EnMS. As with all ISO certifications, the ISO accreditation can be obtained by companies keen on integrating energy management into business practices, although it is not an obligatory requirement.
Ahmad Al Rashood VP (Business Development and Energy Management Solutions) at Schneider Electric Saudi Arabia, said: “Nearly a year ago, we launched this process that would lead to all Schneider Electric sites in Saudi becoming ISO50001:2011 certified. We began with our facility in the industrial area that was our largest consumer of electrical energy."
"It took us six months to complete the process, and we have managed to achieve our target of saving up to 20 per cent of annual energy costs. Energy expended is monitored on an ongoing basis to ensure that we stay on track. One of the stipulations for the certification requires us to measure the results through our specialised software and dashboards," he added.
Maen Al Nimrawi, Energy Bureau manager and ‘Go-Green’ team leader at Schneider Electric Saudi Arabia, said: “Towards achieving the organization’s energy management goals and establishing an effective energy management system, Schneider drew upon the co-operation of a dedicated team comprising services, projects and delivery specialists, quality and customer satisfaction personnel, lighting and automation controllers, and human resources."
"The collaborative effort and the ownership that every team player brought to this project have paid off and make us proud," he added.-TradeArabia News Service