What is ISO 50001?

Smith have reached the important global sustainability milestone of ensuring that 100 per cent of relevant sites are ISO 50001 certified, as part of our means to achieving a broader pledge to reduce CO2e emissions by 30% per tonne of production by 2030.

Implementing ISO 50001 at all of our relevant sites helps us to breakdown our carbon target to the site level and ensure that every site plays their part in delivering reductions in carbon emissions, owed to better energy management.

What is ISO 50001?

ISO 50001 is the international standard for energy management systems. An energy management system helps organisations to continually reduce their energy use, and therefore their energy costs and their greenhouse gas emissions. Our sites use ISO 50001 to develop, implement and maintain a structured and systematic approach to continuously improving energy performance. This involves creating bespoke action plans and monitoring performance to ensure that energy is managed effectively with a view to continuous improvement.

ISO 50001 helps an organisation to:

  • Develop a bespoke policy to improve energy efficiency
  • Set targets and objectives to improve energy efficiency
  • Use data to better understand and make decisions concerning energy
  • Measure the results of energy performance
  • Identify opportunities to improve performance

Our purpose is to redefine packaging for a changing world. Amongst other megatrends, such as technological breakthroughs and urbanisation, climate change is a force reshaping the world we live in, calling for rapid decarbonisation of the economy. Our customers demand ever greater performance from our circular packaging solutions, which limit emissions through a focus on reusability and recyclability. Beyond these important attributes, the environmental performance of our packaging is driven largely by energy consumption during manufacture. ISO 50001 helps us understand our energy consumption and ask critical questions about of use of various energy sources. This directly influences the performance of our sustainable packaging solutions.