Abbey Logistics Group Limited is pleased to announce that it has been successful in attaining the ISO50001 Standard for Energy Management. A crucial standard for a liquid and powder road tanker company.
The company decided to pursue the ISO50001 Energy Management Standard in order to comply with the Environment Agencies requirement to comply with the ESOS regulations (brought into force on 5th December 2015). Resisting the temptation to just have an ESOS assessment (as was the route for many companies) the decision to achieve the ISO50001 gave us the platform to not only comply with these regulations but also to identify and promote energy saving opportunities throughout the whole company which ultimately will have huge financial saving in coming years.
In his closing statement Richard Walsh (NQA Regional Assessor) summed up Abbey Logistics Groups commitment to gaining this standard as follows:-
“After discussing the reasons for undertaking certification to ISO50001 with Abbey Logistics it became apparent that along with the importance of energy management there is also a huge commitment to carbon reduction across the company. The main spur for carrying out the ISO50001 Energy Management Standard related to ESOS compliance however it was very clear to me that there is further commitment to manage energy usage and associated costs along with carbon reduction for internal and external(client) reasons. For most of the company’s clients, carbon management is key and for them, logistics support is a major contributor to their carbon footprint”.
Ian Clark, ALG Quality and Compliance Manager stated “When making the decision of how Abbey Logistics were going to comply with the ESOS regulations I had to work out what we wanted to achieve and what was the best fit for the company in complying with ESOS. In the end deciding on gaining certifiication to the ISO50001 standard was the perfect fit as not only did it further enhance our commitment to the Environment but would also challenge the company as a whole to focus on individual energy saving opportunities which will hopefully reap financial benefits in the shape of lower utility and fuel bills in the future.