KSN achieve ISO 50001:2011
KSN has announced that it’s Dublin and Cavan offices have achieved ISO 50001:2011 certification for their energy management system.
The achievement of ISO 50001 certification is in line with KSN’s continued drive for sustainability and energy efficiency in its buildings and their operations across Ireland. The main objective of the ISO 50001 standard is to continually improve an organisation’s energy performance, which includes energy consumption, use, and efficiency. The standard employs a defined approach that helps organisations establish systems and processes to identify untapped energy efficiencies and make a significant contribution to environmental performance, climate protection and reduction of CO2 emissions.
Commenting on the certification Lorcan Downey, KSN Energy’s, Team Co-ordinator commented; “Energy conservation and efficiency are critical components of our sustainability program.” ISO 50001 certification was the logical next step in our sustainability journey, complementing our well-established integrated management system and business model. Being socially responsible is a core value of the KSN Group and something we strive to incorporate into all of our business activities.
Without the guidance of Conor Molloy of AEMS Consulting, the process of achieving ISO 50001 over the past 12 months would not have been possible. The path to certification has provided us with a better understanding of how we can improve our energy management as a business and ensures that we are now well-positioned to demonstrate our credentials in energy management and sustainability to customers and stakeholders alike.”
Continuing, Michael Slevin, Director of KSN, added, “We are extremely pleased to have achieved the ISO 50001 standard, which complements our company’s existing standards portfolio. This is yet another demonstration of KSN’s and our employees’ commitment to a sustainable model of operation and responsible energy management, and we will continue to leverage this additional tool to reduce our environmental impact and energy costs, which will include the addition of a fleet of new electric vehicles in 2022, amongst a host of other internal initiatives from our energy committee”.
Certification Europe has granted the ISO 50001:2011 certification which is valid for five years. Along with ISO 50001 certification, the KSN group has achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, and ISO 45001 certifications making it one of the leading certified construction consultancy firms in Ireland.