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  1. 1. ISO 50001 Energy ManagementSystems Implementation Case StudyCamfil
  2. 2. Camfil Farr is the global leader in providing air filtration and clean air solutions.The company’s filters are manufactured at 23 production plants across the world and areused in offices, mines, factories, hospitals, nuclear power stations and more. The company isrun from a 160,000 sq ft manufacturing plant in Lancashire with more than 200 employees– and the entire workforce is committed to managing and saving energy.Camfil certified to the ISO 14001 environmental management standard in 2000 and hascontinued to apply careful energy management, as well as monitor energy use and wastestreams. The company leads by example and became the first UK manufacturer to achieveEN 16001, as well as the first organization in the world to be awarded the BSI Kitemarkin Energy Reduction Verification. In 2011 Camfil certified to ISO 50001.Camfil Farr’s energyinitiatives have led to:• Energy Awards - Excellence in Carbon Reduction• Energy Awards – Energy Efficient Product of the Year• Best Factory Awards - Best Engineering Plant• MITIE Supplier award - ‘Overall Winner’ supplier award Carbon ReductionBackgroundThe company wanted to be seenpractising what they promote,for example, their low energy airfilters can help customers achieve a25-50% saving in energy costs. Andthis led to the launch of a corporateenergy reduction programme,Camfil Energy Awareness SavesEnvironment (CEASE). Theprogramme’s key objective wasto educate property and buildingmanagers about the significantfinancial and energy savingopportunities that can be made byreplacing existing air filters with lowenergy air filters – especially in lightof the Federation of EuropeanHeating, Ventilation and AirConditioning Association estimatethat savings of up to £500 millioncould be made in the UK alone.The company established basicmanagement systems for reportingmonthly energy consumption acrossgas, electricity and logistics –including air leak detection surveysand thermal imaging cameras, aswell as an online toolkit to monitorprogress and calculate savings made.ISO 50001 Energy ManagementSystems Implementation Case StudyCamfil Farr
  3. 3. Getting StartedCamfil were fortunate in thatthey already had an energyaudit procedure in place. They arecommitted to working with energymanagement standards and meetingISO 50001 requirements – and thismeans overcoming challenges onthe way. Brian Haslam, Quality,Environmental and Energy Manager,explained: “The most challenging partof ISO 50001 is the implementationand ongoing monitoring of energyuse against other relevant variables.This involves a long-termcommitment to monitoring andallocation of resources.” However,this proved beneficial as the companystarted to look at its energy use inmore detail and identified previouslyunmonitored areas of energy use.This in turn allowed Camfil Farr toachieve savings that may haveotherwise been overlooked. Brianadded: “We believe if you can’tmeasure your energy, you can’t save it.”ImplementationCamfil chose to integrate itsmanagement systems with commonprocedures that were already inplace through ISO 14001 andEN 16001. ISO 50001 helpedthe company focus on continualimprovement of energyperformance. Only one newprocedure was introduced – anenergy management workshop.Key to the company’s success hasbeen engaging and involving everymember of staff. There has beena positive effect on employees toimprove energy management. Thecompany has an energy efficientculture and values “least effort /biggest reward”. Camfil staff arecontinuously rewarded for theirenergy saving initiatives via a bonusscheme which includes a 1% forenergy reduction in pay reviews.Brian added: “Energy savingsrequire the commitment of topmanagement and the wholeworkforce. There ideally needs tobe a champion in the organizationwho can drive change and savings.”He also noted that the certificateof registration could be amendedto reflect the savings that anorganization has achieved overthe previous years of compliance.Camfil have reducedenergy costs from£500,000in 2008 to£300,000ConclusionsThe company is proud to be a sustainable organisation in both its operations andthe products it manufactures. Camfil has reduced its energy bill year on year, savingcarbon and hitting sustainability targets. They have also enjoyed improved PR throughcertification to ISO 50001 and numerous awards including the Carbon Reduction Awardfor SMEs, the Kitemark for Energy Reduction Verification (ERV) by BSI and the BestEngineering Plant of the Year presented by Cranfield School of Management.Managing Director Bill Wilkinson added: “Our energy efficient culture costs us nothing andour employees enjoy it. Having a formal standard like ISO 50001 in place demonstratesour commitment at all levels across the organization. This approach saves money andprotects the environment.”
  4. 4. BSI389 Chiswick High RoadLondonW4 4ALUnited KingdomT: +44 (0)20 8996 9001E: cservices@bsigroup.comwww.bsigroup.comContact us to find out how BSI can help yourbusiness make excellence a habitAbout ISO 50001 Energy management systems,Requirements with guidance for useWhat is your organization doing to manage energyefficiency and control energy costs?ISO 50001: stipulates the requirements for an energymanagement system. Designed to make the most ofenergy technology, this standard helps managementto reduce their energy consumption, while boostingtheir overall energy conservation. This includes reducedenergy costs and carbon emissions, and a more securesupply of energy. ISO 50001 helps organizations totake on a systematic approach to continually improvetheir energy performance and establish a credible,certified reputation.This unique standard also helps improve managementtechniques by providing a comprehensive scope ofrequirements to run an efficient energy managementsystem. These include energy policies, planning, legalrequirements, as well as energy reviews, baseline andperformance indicators. ISO 50001 also explains howto demonstrate competence, operational control andbest practice procurement of energy services,products and equipment.About BSIBSI is a global independent business servicesorganization that inspires confidence and deliversassurance to over 80,000 customers with standards-based solutions. Originating as the world’s first nationalstandards body, BSI has over 2,400 staff operating inover 120 countries through more than 50 global offices.BSI’s key offerings are:• The development and sale of private, national and international standards and supporting information that promote best practice• Second and third-party management systems assessment and certification in all critical areas of management disciplines• Testing and certification of services and products for Kitemark and CE marking to UK, European and International standards. BSI is a Notified Body for 17 New Approach EU Directives• Certification of high-risk, complex medical devices• Performance management software solutions• Training services in support of standards implementation and business best practice.For further information, please visit: www.bsigroup.comBSI Case Study: Camfil Farr