Quadra’s client JCDecaux Ireland has become the first outdoor advertising company in Ireland to achieve certification to the International Energy Management System Standard ISO 50001, which is designed to implement, establish and maintain a continuous standard of energy reduction.
JCDecaux Ireland are now the only outdoor advertising company in the country to operate under quadruple certification to internationally recognised standards, including quality management (ISO 9001), environmental management (ISO 14001), occupational health and safety management (OHSAS 18001) and energy management (ISO 50001).
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.
Regarding the ISO 50001 certification JCDecaux’s Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality Manager, Paul Hamilton commented;
“Energy reduction and efficiencies are a key part of our sustainability programme. The pursuit of ISO 50001 was the next logical step on our sustainability journey and complemented the company’s well established integrated management system and business model. Being socially responsible is a core value of the JCDecaux Group and something we strive to keep at the heart of everything we do as a company. The process of attaining ISO 50001 has given us a greater insight on how we as a company can improve on our energy management. JCDecaux Ireland are now well placed to demonstrate to customers and stakeholders alike it’s credentials in the area of energy management and sustainability.”
Nick Roberts, JCDecaux’s Technical Director said “We are very pleased to have achieved the ISO 50001 standard which is a great addition to our company standards portfolio. This is a further testament to our company’s commitment and that of our staff to embracing a sustainable model of operating and managing our energy footprint responsibly and we will continue to use this additional tool to reduce our environmental impact and our energy costs.”
Pictured: JCDecaux’s Technical Director, Nick Roberts pictured with JCDecaux’s EHS Manager, Paul Hamilton.