Friday, November 8, 2013

Benefits of Socially Responsible Energy Management - case study

Costa is the UK’s largest and fastest growing coffee shop brand with over 1300 coffee shops across the UK and more than 600 internationally. 
Costa is passionate about being a responsible business. 100% of the coffee they use comes from sustainably grown beans sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.

As a part of their commitment to reducing environmental impact, Costa set a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 25% by 2017.

The adoption the ISO 50001:2011 - Energy Management standard allowed Costa to reduce their carbon emissions by 32 % and increase and expand their operations without building a new site ( an estimated of 150,000 GBP in savings)

Costa's story about how NQA certification to ISO 50001 
let them to win new business, reduce energy consumption, maintain quality and save money.

The Energy Management Good Practices set by Costa:

1. Go beyond obvious and look at all Processes and Procedures to identify opportunities for achieving efficiency
2. Conduct Gap analysis to identify measures and areas of improvement
3. Follow the

  • conduct an energy review
  • establish a baseline
  • create an Action Plan in accordance with the organization's Energy Policy
  • Implement Energy Action Plan
  • Monitor and measure energy use though operations
  • Determine energy performance against energy policy objectives
  • Report results
  • Take actions to continually improve Energy Management System
  • Achieve ISO 50001 certification
4. Engage and encourage the employees to share their energy saving ideas

To learn more about Energy Management Systems and get hands-on experience with ISO 50001 audit checklists - check out our Energy Management and ISO 50001 Training course.

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