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In line with our Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) program, some SGS affiliates are seeking ISO 50001 (Energy Management) certification. This provides a systematic approach to achieving continuous improvement in energy performance – including efficiency and security – and it enables organizations to identify potential cost savings.

In Chile, SGS SIGA’s headquarters became ISO 50001 certified in 2017. It uses the certification to drive sustained improvement in energy efficiency and has already achieved its objective of a 5% annual reduction of electric energy consumption. In parallel, SGS Chile also started the assessment to include the fleet in the certification in 2018.

SGS Philippines has strengthened its commitment to improving energy, environmental, safety performance and compliance through recently achieved ISO 50001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications in 2018. ISO 50001 will strengthen our competitiveness in the country by increasing energy efficiency and reducing vulnerability with respect to energy price fluctuation. By setting energy reduction objectives of 3% in the short term and 5% in the long term, the affiliate demonstrates leadership in the Asia Pacific region and should see its energy consumption progressively decouple from business growth. Energy efficiency in Asia Pacific is particularly relevant: The region comprises 60% of the worldwide population, generates 32% of the global GDP and consumes more than half of the world’s energy supply. Given that much of Asia Pacific is on the cusp of economic expansion, meeting future energy needs will need to be carefully planned to ensure a secure, affordable and sustainable supply.

With ISO 50001 requiring new energy initiatives annually, this continual drive for improvement should prove one of the most significant business benefits to SGS affiliates seeking certification.

"Our recent certification to ISO 50001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 enhances our ISO 9001 management system, which is enabling us to improve efficiency, save costs, provide a safe working environment and improve brand image."

Ariel A. Miranda
SGS Managing Director
SGS Philippines and Guam