Across all our UK manufacturing sites and major offices, we have now gained accreditation against the ISO50001 energy management system.
The implementation of this system has in part been driven by the new Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme. The new legislation requires all businesses of a certain size to be subject to regular third party energy audits, unless they have a recognised internal system for managing energy use in place.
Not only will this framework enable better measurement and management of current energy use, it will help to identify future energy saving opportunities as we work towards our long term aspiration of reducing our operational footprint by 20%. This is the responsible thing to do and makes good business sense too.