Pharmaceutical plant achieves ISO 50001 standard
Published: 9 February 2012 - Heather Ramsden
Pfizer’s Loughbeg site in Ireland has become the first Pfizer pharmaceutical plant worldwide to achieve the ISO 50001 standard. This has been achieved thanks largely to Enerit Software.
Pfizer’s global “Energy and Climate Change Program” (ECC) is an all-inclusive, cross-divisional initiative seeking to optimise the consumption of energy and other resources that result from Pfizer’s facility and fleet operations. The goal of the program is to reduce energy and resource intensity, decrease CO2 emissions and minimise Pfizer’s energy resource spend for business operations related to facilities.
Certifying Loughbeg DP (Drug Product) plant to ISO 50001 demonstrates a commitment to energy management. The standard focuses the site on Key Performance Indicators, engaging senior management and identifying continuous opportunities for improvement. This is the first step of many. Pfizer Loughbeg has a long-term commitment to energy management which is reflected by the fundamental role energy management will play in the site’s future strategic goals.
Pfizer decided to choose Enerit ISO 50001 software to implement its energy management program, and was certified to the standard in four months.
Pfizer Loughbeg decided to utilise Enerit ISO 50001 software as it covers all aspects of the ISO 50001 standard including: significant energy users, energy saving opportunities, energy actions and planning, corrective actions and audit management.
The software is said to improve and simplify the everyday management of a system which operates in a very busy environment.
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