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Energy Management according to ISO 50001 at Saint-Gobain Sekurit

Saint-Gobain Sekurit, one of the leading glass manufacturers (including motor vehicle glazing), is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain industrial group. With the introduction and implementation of an energy management system - L0 and the subsequent TÜV Rheinland certification according to ISO 50001, Saint-Gobain Sekurit could demonstrably improve its energy performance. They could also significantly reduce its energy consumption and energy costs resulting in savings of six figures and the use of the Renewable Energy Law (EEG) provision for compensation § 41.

Basic Facts
Client: Saint-Gobain Sekurit
Project Location: Herzogenrath (among others)
Main services:Certification according to energy management ISO 50001
Regulations/standards involved:ISO 50001

Initial situation and requirements

TÜV Rheinland has certified the energy management in six German plants and the headquarters of the automotive glass manufacturer Saint-Gobain Sekurit according to ISO 50001. This energy standard describes the requirements for an energy management system that enables a company to continuously improve its energy performance through a systematic approach. In doing so, statutory requirements and other obligations are taken into account.

"Annual external audits by TÜV Rheinland ensure that we are continuously working to improve our energy processes."

(Bernd Reichel, Head of Corporate Environment, Health, Safety & Risk at Saint-Gobain Sekurit Germany).

Solutions, results

Especially large companies in the manufacturing sector are able to make use of significant tax advantages. Saint-Gobain Sekurit has not only optimized its energy performance with the introduction of an energy management system according to ISO 50001 but has also lowered its energy consumption and costs. Thanks to the EEG provision for compensation Saint-Gobain Sekurit benefited from significant tax advantages, resulting in savings of a six-figure sum.

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We inspect technical equipment, products and services, oversee projects and help to shape processes for companies around the world. Since 2006, we have been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.

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Did you know?

Manufacturing companies in Germany can apply to central customs offices for several hundred thousand Euros of relief from the energy and electricity tax (the so-called “Spitzenausgleich”) according to the energy (§55) and electricity (§10) tax law. Since 2013 the requirement is proof that an energy management system in accordance with ISO 50001 or an Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) have been implemented.

Benefits for the Client

• Use of the provisions for hardship or compensation according to § 41 EEG 2009 and associated tax benefits.

• Identification and generation of energy and cost savings potential.

• Increasing efficiency and securing competitive advantages through lower energy costs.