DNV Comment on the Benefits of Certification Against BS EN 16001

London, United Kingdom (17 March, 2011) – DNV Business Assurance, a leading international provider of quality, environment and ISO management system certification services, have commented on what they believe to be the benefits of certification against BS EN 16001.

DNV can provide certification against BS EN 16001 which is an energy management standard that can ultimately improve a business’s efficiency and profitability. Co2 emissions are widely considered to be one of the major causes of global warming; therefore, it is vital businesses make a commitment to reducing their Co2 emissions. By obtaining certification, DNV believe that a business will demonstrate to their stakeholders that their company is operating efficiently by minimising their environmental impact.

Doug Milne, Technical Manager of DNV Business Assurance UK says, “BS EN 16001 sets out a framework that allows businesses to show their stakeholders that they are serious about energy efficiency. This brings the twin benefits of lowering energy demand use which in turn lowers the business’s CO2 emissions and carbon footprint, while at the same time bringing direct bottom line savings because energy use is typically one of a business’s largest overheads. Energy in the medium term is likely to become steadily more expensive and businesses are under pressure to tackle climate change, so a standard which establishes a process for energy management is most welcome. As its structure is along the lines of the existing ISO management systems standards, businesses familiar, for example, with the requirements of ISO9001 or ISO14001, should find it reasonably accessible. It can be assessed by DNV auditors as a standalone system or alongside existing environmental management systems as part of either a combined or integrated audit.”

David Salmon, DNV BA UK Country Manager commented: “We are a leading risk management firm that has a passionate commitment to safety, quality and the environment. We have issued over 70,000 certificates worldwide, and as we have a range of international offices, our clients can rest assured we can provide a truly global service. As a leading provider of third party risk management services related to environment and climate change , we are delighted to provide training and certification services for companies seeking to adopt BS EN 16001 as part of their business management system”.

For more information on DNV and the BS EN 16001 Energy Management Standard, visit their website at http://www.dnv.co.uk/ or telephone (+44) (0)20 7 716 6543.

About DNV:

Founded in 1864, DNV (Det Norske Veritas) is an independent foundation which aims to safeguard life, property and the environment. They specialise in identifying and assessing risks, and have advised on risk management for a vast range of international high-profile projects. With over 300 offices in 100 countries, DNV has an extensive local presence, consolidated global experience and acknowledged competence in the field of risk management.

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