DIN EN ISO 50001
In 2012, WAGO was one of the very first companies to be DIN EN ISO 50001 certified.
All organizational and technical measures serve the goal of using as little energy as possible in the production and operation of our buildings. Careful handling of resources has been a cornerstone of our company policy for many years. In 2012, WAGO successfully passed the DIN EN ISO 50001 energy management certification, which forms the basis for our systematic worldwide actions.
For certification, energy management systems must meet standardized requirements. The individual actions required may vary greatly and are an ongoing process. Our goal is to reduce energy costs, greenhouse gases and other environmental impacts.
To be certified according to DIN 50001, a company/organization must.
- Introduce and document an energy management system in accordance with DIN 50001,
- Define, document, implement and maintain the application range and energy management system limits,
- Determine and document how the DIN 50001 requirements are fulfilled with a view towards consistent energy efficiency improvement.
The three following pillars are required:
1. Energy team
- Energy management representative + team established by the top management (defining responsibilities)
2. Energy Policy
- Type and scope of energy use according to the size of the business organization
- Commitment to continuous improvement
- Availability of required information and resources
- Compliance with legal and other requirements (defining objectives)
3. Energy planning
- Determination and evaluation of both past and current energy use/consumption
- Estimation of future energy use and consumption
- Identification of the major energy consumption, prioritization of improvement possibilities (from rough to detail)
You can learn more about sustainability at WAGO here.