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CICS, the management systems certification and sustainability assurance provider, is pleased to announce that it has certi-fied DECC’s (Department of Energy and Climate Change) energy management system (EnMS) to ISO 50001
The new international energy management standard, ISO 50001 provides a framework and guidance to monitor, manage and potentially reduce energy consumption.
DECC works to make sure that the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy supplies and promotes international action to mitigate climate change. One of DECC’s four priority policy areas, as stated in its Business Plan, is saving energy. Having its EnMS certified to ISO 50001 proves its dedication to this plan and enables it to lead by example; by measuring and monitoring its energy consumption it can find ways to use energy more efficiently as well potentially reduce costs across the organisation.
Tim Watts, Operations Manager at CICS, says:
“We are delighted to award DECC its ISO 50001 certification. It is encouraging to see a Government department adopt this relatively new management systems standard and we hope that it will prompt other organisations to do the same.
“The structured routine assessment we provide will ensure that DECC’s EnMS is maintained and monitored, thereby im-proving the effectiveness of both their system and their processes, leading to continual improvement in efficient energy management and the identification of further cost reductions.”
CICS is currently involved in UKAS’ pilot assessment programme for accreditation of certification of EnMS to ISO 50001.