UPM Raflatac has achieved ISO 50001 certification for its factory in Nancy, France. ISO 50001 is an energy management system for continuous improvement in energy efficiency, and in consequence energy costs and environmental impacts. Nancy is the first UPM Raflatac site to achieve this certification.
Since the ISO 50001 project began, energy efficiency compared to each preceding year at Nancy improved by 7% in 2013 and 8% in 2014. In the longer term, continuous improvement is expected to yield an energy consumption reduction of 10-15%. The energy management system also aligns with the UPM’s long term environmental targets and Clean Run programme where UPM Raflatac aims to reduce product carbon footprint by 15% through selection of raw materials, energy efficiency and logistics by 2020.
The front-running Nancy factory already has ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Management and OHSAS18001 Health and Safety Management certifications in place.
Factory General Manager Jean-Michel Foy comments, “Great teamwork during this two-year project at Nancy has led to success. Energy management is a significant lever to maintain our operations cost as they are today and to balance other natural inflation. Like safety, energy saving is becoming integral to our way of thinking at Nancy. ISO 50001 helps us for the future, and justly raises perceptions of UPM Raflatac on many levels.”