Landis+Gyr Northfields facility achieves prestigious ISO 50001 certification in Energy Management
Northfields, UK/Zug, Switzerland – 21 August 2012 – Landis+Gyr, the leading global energy management solutions provider, has announced that its facility at Northfields Industrial Estate in the East of England has been awarded ISO 50001 certification, thus becoming one of the first facilities worldwide to achieve this prestigious award.
ISO 50001 is a voluntary international standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for energy management. The certification provides organizations with a framework in order to develop policies for more efficient energy use and fix targets and objectives to meet that policy. Furthermore, it allows the organizations to use data to better understand their energy use, make better decisions about their energy consumption and measure the results of these efforts. Companies have the ability to review the effectiveness of the policies they put in place and thereby continually improve energy management.
“This is the culmination of many months of hard work and several years of continuous energy efficiency improvements” said Peter Garwood, Engineering and Facilities Manager, Landis+Gyr EMEA. “This globally recognized and accredited award helps Landis+Gyr save money operationally as well as helping us to conserve resources, reduce our carbon footprint and tackle climate change.”
Energy usage is critical to Landis+Gyr’s operations and in addition to the economic consequences of energy costs, there are also environmental and social considerations. By going through the rigorous certification process, Landis+Gyr has shown its commitment to making the most efficient use of scarce natural resources.
“I am extremely proud of our team at Northfields for their focus and great efforts on managing energy better that is being recognised with this certification. My congratulations go out to all involved” said Tom White, Senior Vice President, Smart Energy Solutions. “This is a shining example that Landis+Gyr lives its mission to ‘help the world manage energy better."
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management products tailored to energy company needs and unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the Company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid. With annualized sales of more than US$1.5 billion, Landis+Gyr, an independent growth platform of the Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502) and 40% owned by the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, operates in 30 countries across five continents, and employs 5,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at landisgyr.com.
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