BSI India Issues BS EN 16001 Energy Management Certificate to Shree Cement


2 December 2009

BSI, the global standards, certification and assessment provider, has certified Shree Cement, one of India’s top ten cement manufacturers, to BS EN 16001, the European Energy Management standard. 

Shree Cement Ltd. is the largest plant at a single location in Rajasthan, with 18% market share in North India and an annual production capacity of 9.6 million tons.

Consistent energy efficiency measures have enabled Shree Cement to reduce its energy cost leading to recognition as one of the most cost effective cement producers in the Indian Cement Industry. Top management engagement in energy conservation activities and implementation of a formal energy management system has resulted in making Shree Cement one of the most energy efficient plants.

Congratulating members of Shree team, Mr M K Singhi, Shree Executive Director, emphasized that the concept of sustainable development has become a driving force for Shree Cements. Shree has embraced a low carbon philosophy through adopting standards such as BS EN 16001 and is using innovative techniques and technologies and promoting energy efficiency and the use of alternate raw materials and fuels, enhancing its eco-friendly corporate image.

Venkataram Arabolu, Managing Director, BSI India, said: “I am delighted to announce that BSI has certified Shree Cements  to BS EN 1600, the European energy management system standard. This is a key standard for any organization wishing to tackle greenhouse gas emissions and reduce costs. To fulfill this commitment towards energy management Shree Cement has taken the initiative in utilizing by-products of other industries to preserve natural resources”.

BS EN 16001 in Practice
BS EN 16001, a European standard published by BSI in the UK, is based on an established methodology known as Plan-Do-Check-Act. The requirements necessary to implement the standard include:
Plan: Identify energy aspects and legal obligations and establish energy objectives and targets.
Do: Assign resources and responsibilities; raise organizational awareness and provide training; communicate internally and externally; establish documentation; implement operational controls.
Check: Establish the monitoring of energy management programme; evaluate compliance with legal obligations; identify and manage non-conformance; control records; carry out internal audits of the energy management system.
Act: Review of energy management system by top management resulting in potential changes.   

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