SGS is pleased to announce that it has certified Yuan Ze University in Taiwan against the ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management Systems Standard on November 15, 2011. Yuan Ze University is one of the world’s first universities and the first university in Asia to have obtained this certification just following the publishing of ISO 50001:2011 by International Organization for Standardization (ISO) on June 15.  Yuan Ze University is also the first university in Taiwan to achieve the status.

Yuan Ze University has introduced ISO 50001:2011, the international standard on energy management, to the campus, which was built on the cornerstone of the successful installation of the power control and management systems over the past three years and the certification bases on ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14064-1. Yuan Ze University was granted a subsidy from the Bureau of Energy, MOEA and with the guidance and assistance of the Taiwan Green Productivity Foundation to establish the energy management system. The University was certified by the SGS Group against ISO 50001:2011 on November 15, 2011. It becomes the one of the world’s first ISO 50001 certified universities. Energy management system certification has been gaining considerable attention from countries around the world.  ISO 50001 will become the next global standard following ISO 9001, the quality management system, and ISO 14001, the environmental management system.  Getting the verification will become a prerequisite for an organization’s international competitiveness.

The certificate awarding ceremony will be held on November 29,  2011. It will be witnessed by the delegates from private Taiwanese universities.

About ISO 50001

The ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems standard is developed by the ISO/PC 242 energy management project committee of International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO 50001 specifies requirements for an organization to establish, implement, maintain and improve an energy management system, which enables an organization to take a systematic approach to achieve continual improvement of energy performance, energy efficiency and energy conservation. It helps organizations to manage energy supply and energy uses and consumption, including measurement, documentation and reporting, design and procurement practices for energy using equipment, systems, processes, and personnel. Implementation of the standard should lead to reductions in energy cost, greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts through systematic management of energy. ISO 50001 is anticipated to affect up to 60 percent of the world’s energy consumption and has the potential to become a global trade catalyst for industrial energy efficiency in the same way that ISO 9001 has become for quality. 

ISO 50001 is an international framework for industrial, commercial or institutional facilities, or entire companies, to manage their energy, including procurement and use. It is applicable to all types and sizes of organizations irrespective of geographical, cultural or social conditions.

Conformance with ISO 50001:2011 will demonstrate that a plant or company has sustainable Energy Management System in place, has completed a baseline of energy use, and has committed to continuously improve energy intensity.

To learn more about the requirements of ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management Systems, please download a complimentary white paper by SGS.

About Yuan Ze University

Yuan Ze University, established in 1989, may be young by traditional standards, yet it has been recognized as a model for newly emerging universities within its 22 years of existence. It is the first and the only university to have won the National Quality Award in Taiwan in 2003, Yuan Ze University received an award from the Ministry of Education (MOE) for the Teaching Excellence Project in 2005. Successively, it has been designated by the MOE as one of the top 12 universities in Taiwan, receiving an award for the “Aim for the Top University and Elite Research Center Development Project” in 2005. In the establishment of a humanistic and sustainable campus, Yuan Ze University received many national awards during 2009-2011, e.g., outstanding green university from the Ministry of Education, and outstanding energy-saving award from the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Granted with the highest honour in teaching, research and administration, Yuan Ze has become a marvel of higher education in Taiwan. Yuan Ze University aspires to become a bilingual and application-oriented research university with international reputation. Yuan Ze University will continue to have an innovative, diversified, and harmonious campus atmosphere, and excel in high-quality, internationalized education.

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 67, 000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1, 250 offices and laboratories around the world. SGS has a global network of qualified experts to certify energy management systems or help clients understand improvement needs in the area of energy efficiency. SGS is the leading certification body in Energy Management Systems and Environmental Management Systems auditing, certification and training. SGS has already provided certification services to organizations/ companies in Europe and in Asia against ISO 50001:2011 and BS EN 16001:2009. SGS (CSTC) China is one of the two international certification bodies in China approved by the Chinese Certification and Accreditation Administration to conduct a pilot certification project against China National Energy Management System Standards GB/T 2331:2009.

For more details, please contact:

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