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Energy Management according to ISO 50001 at Tönnies

As one of the first companies in the meat industry, Tönnies AG has received a certificate for their energy management system - L0 according to ISO 50001. Tonnies operates globally in leading positions within the food industry. The family owned company deals with the slaughtering, cutting and processing of pigs and cattle. The corporate brands "Tillmans" and "Toasty" are especially known to consumers.

Basic Facts
Client: Tönnies AG
Project Location: Rheda-Wiedenbrück (among others)
Main services:Certification according to energy management ISO 50001
Regulations/standards involved:ISO 50001

Initial situation and requirements

Tonnies wishes to fulfill the very demanding, transparent and reasonable objectives of the ISO standard for its entire production chain - from the slaughtering on to the cutting and finishing, as well as the processing of by-products from the beef and pork processing. According to the goal of Tönnies, any building or optimization measure shall ensure better energy efficiency - L0 or improve working conditions for employees.

"The company philosophy that a conscious and responsible use of resources will be achieved and improved was and is the prerequisite for the design of each measure." (Susanne Lewecke, Head of Environmental and Energy Management at Tönnies)

"I'm very proud of the environment and energy team led by Susanne Lewecke. The successful certification is a milestone in our company's history." (Clemens Tönnies, Founder andPprincipal Shareholder of Tönnies)

Solutions, results

Susanne Lewecke, Head of Environmental and Energy Management at Tönnies, explains the effort required for the certification was necessary: "After the establishment of the environment and energy team about 15 months ago, the environmental program for Tönnies Holding was developed and adopted. We prepared intensively and meticulously over nine months for the week-long audit by TÜV Rheinland.” Company boss Clemens Tonnies provides the target for 2013: "We are striving for the certification of all Tönnies locations and, in this regard, want to report this accomplishment within 2013.”

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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.

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