The UK’s Lafarge Tarmac has achieved ISO 50001 certification, becoming the first UK operator to do so. ISO 50001 provides organisations with a framework to manage and improve energy performance, while enhancing operational efficiencies, decreasing energy intensity and reducing environmental impacts. The company has achieved ISO 50001 across its Cement and Lime division and aims to roll the certification out across its entire UK business by the end of 2015.
Dr Martyn Kenny, Sustainability Director for Lafarge Tarmac, said: “We’re committed to reducing energy consumption and increasing efficiency across all operations. This achievement reflects our continued efforts to ensure our solutions are as sustainable as possible; from the way our materials are produced, through to how they perform in use and at their end of life. We know it’s important to customers, because the properties and whole life performance of our solutions can help them manage energy and carbon in the built environment, and achieve more sustainable projects.
He added: “We’ll now take the best practice learning from our Cement and Lime business, and use it to help us with our business-wide roll-out”
David Shenton, Senior Environmental Manager at Lafarge Tarmac’s Cement and Lime business, who led the project, said: “We’re really proud to have gained ISO 50001. Our employees deserve huge credit, as they played a crucial role in identifying, understanding and driving our efforts to conserve and reduce energy consumption.”
Lafarge Tarmac built on its existing programmes to formulate a new plan that demonstrates how further energy efficiency could be delivered. Each site set up energy committees to encourage greater awareness of the role employees play in reducing onsite energy consumption and implementing energy efficiency initiatives.
Adapted from press release by Katherine Guenioui
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