In times of rising energy prices, a thorough energy management does not only help protect the environment, but also supports your efforts to monitor and reduce operating costs. Especially companies in energy-intensive industries benefit from streamlining their flow and consumption of energy since this immediately improves their competitiveness. A customized energy management system has the potential to uncover and systematically eliminate hidden costs.
The certification of a responsible use of energy and resources has become a sign of quality for suppliers as it improves their competitiveness and secures loyal customers.
At GfBU-Zert we have highly-qualified and experienced auditors and certified environmental surveyors for the following sectors (NACE CODE WZ 2008):
- C 19 Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products
- C 20 Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
- C 21 Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products ans pharmaceutical preparations
- C 26.11.9 Manufacture of other electronic components
- C 26.8 Manufacture of magnetic and optical media
- E 36 Water collection, treatment and supply
- E 37 Sewerage
- E 38 Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; material recovery
GfBU-Zert ia also accredited for the technical areas:
- A Lightweight / medium weight industry
- B Heavy industry
- C General facility management
- D Specific facility management
- E Transport industry
- F Mining
- H Energy industry
In these scopes we can certify your energy management system according to the following standards:
- DIN EN ISO 50001 (Energy Management)
- Integrated energy management within the framework of an environmental management system according to DIN EN ISO 14001 and/or EMAS
- Audits according to the German Efficiency System Ordinance (Spitzenausgleich-Effizienzsystemverordnung /SpaEfV/) - Customs Form 1449
- Audits of so-called alternative systems
The German Efficiency System Ordinance (German Regulation on the Energy Tax Cap and Energy Efficiency) allows for refunding of energy and electricity tax. As energy-intensive company you may further benefit from a reduced renewable energy surcharge (surcharge for the financing of renewable energy sources in Germany - the so-called "EEG-surcharge") (specific equalisation scheme!)
Should you not have introduced an energy or environmental management system, it is time to act. now.
The revised standard ISO 50001:2018 was published on August 21, 2018. The transitional period for the conversion of ISO 50001:2011 to the new standards ends on August 20, 2021. Please note that audits can only be performed on the basis of the revised ISO 50001:2018 as of February 21, 2020. For certifications according to ISO 50001:2018 the regulations of DIN 50003:2016 apply.