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Kilsaran gains energy management ISO50001

Paving and walling specialists, Kilsaran International, has become the first paving company to gain the ISO50001 accreditation in implementing an enterprise-wide energy management system.
Benefits behind the ISO50001 certification include environmental gains generated from a more sustainable business practice and creating employment opportunities.

In the long term, Kilsaran hope the system will enable them to save money and pass the cost savings on to their customers.

The company began work on implementing an energy management system in the winter of 2013 by forming a team involving members of staff from across all of the group’s operations, including two members of senior management, known as ‘the Energy Team’ to initiate and administer the system’s guidelines.

Kilsaran also invested in the services of independent energy advisors, Authentic Energy Management Services, to assist in the process. As part of the implementation and certification process Kilsaran published an Energy Policy, had to determine their energy baseline and identify the company’s significant energy users (SEU’s).

A detailed plan was then put in place and energy performance objectives and targets were set, with a proposed energy reduction figure announced.

Kilsaran director, Derry McKeown, said: “It’s crucial for companies to start implementing energy saving strategies now otherwise future generations will suffer. I’m thrilled that Kilsaran is the first paving manufacturer to gain ISO50001, as this sets us apart from the competition, especially for architects and specifiers who want to choose paving produce with the highest credentials.”

The supplier already holds ISO 9001, 14001 certification for its Quality and Environmental management systems and ISO 17025 certification for its laboratory management system.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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