C&K Earns ISO 50001 Certification

By News Author | February 08, 2016

Implemented 18 months ago, the international energy management system’s standards have already reduced energy consumption at C&K’s Dole facility by 25%

C&K Components, a leading global manufacturer of electromechanical switches, smart card interconnect devices, and high reliability connectors, announces that ANFOR, an official French certification organization, awarded its manufacturing facility in Dole, France with ISO 50001 certification on December 17, 2015.

An international energy management system standard designed to help organizations save money, conserve resources, and address climate change, ISO 50001 provides a framework for: developing more energy efficient policies, defining objectives to meet said policies, employing data to better understand and utilize energy, measuring results, reviewing and revising policies, and continually improving upon energy management efforts.

“The ISO 50001 energy management system requires the involvement of everyone in the company, from purchasers to operators,” said Bruno Prevot, general manager, C&K Components. “So, it is only through the dedicated and sustained efforts of each and every team in our Dole facility that we were able to effectively implement these policies, achieve this certification, and reduce energy consumption by 25% last year. C&K Dole achieved this certification with the commitment of the local team. We are extremely proud of and grateful for our teams’ efforts, and are excited to both continue improving upon current energy saving efforts, as well as to implement new ones.”

Based on the management system model of improvement used for other well-known standards, such as ISO 90001, ISO 50001 makes it easy for organizations to integrate energy management into their overall efforts to improve quality and environmental management. While optional, ISO 50001 energy management systems and certifications are enthusiastically supported by both the French government and European Union as an effective effort to limit the negative effects of climate change.

For more information about the ISO 50001 energy management system and certification, please visit:  http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards/management-standards/iso50001.htm