Making progress on sustainability

Energy Assets is walking the talk when it comes to environmental sustainability and energy efficiency.

The company has recently achieved ISO 14001 accreditation for environmental management systems covering its sites in Livingston, Darwen, Sheffield and Newport, following a year-long programme focused on embedding actions to reduce its carbon and waste footprint.

Gavin Allan, Energy Assets’ Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, is pleased with the rapid progress that has been made, highlighting the 27% reduction in energy consumption within a 12-month period at the company’s head office.

Gavin Allan

“As an energy sector business, it’s obviously very important that we set the example for efficiency and waste reduction, and while there is more to do, we are making good progress,” says Gavin. “Now we are working to extend our 14001 accreditation to cover the remaining sites across the Group.”

Energy Assets is also focused on activity linked to the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), a mandatory energy assessment scheme for organisations in the UK with over 500 employees.

“With the ISO standard and our ESOS programme we have a clear benchmark against which to measure our environmental performance, so we can monitor the effect for example of introducing LED lighting and optimising building services such as air-conditioning and heating.”

And this is just one part of the ISO journey for Energy Assets. Gavin is also focused on helping every site to achieve the ‘full set’ of relevant ISO standards, covering ISO9001 (quality management), ISO14001 and ISO 18001 (health and safety management).