Collaboration with TUV Rheinland helps to drive adoption of latest energy management standards in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, 5th July 2013 — Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with TUV Rheinland, an international certification body to promote energy management and the ISO 50001 Standard to businesses and enterprises in Malaysia today.
The collaboration aims to steer businesses into adopting the ISO 50001 standard, as well as promote the widespread adoption of energy management best practices. The collaboration enables Schneider Electric and TUV Rheinland to be amongst the first in Malaysia to offer end-to-end integrated ISO consultancy services. Schneider Electric’s ISO consultancy services will assist businesses to achieve energy efficiency by offering a solid foundation for compliance to energy and carbon laws and regulations. Schneider Electric has the expertise in both management and technical fields, delivering an end-to-end consultancy service to help businesses achieve ISO 50001 compliance.
Peter Cave, Malaysian Country President of Schneider Electric, said,“ This is a winning collaboration as TUV Rheinland is very much aligned with Schneider Electric’s commitment to strengthen the adoption of energy management standards in Malaysia. Through the collaboration, businesses can benefit from the combined expertise in both the technical and management systems aspects of energy management standards. This collaboration will advance and pave the way forward for Malaysia’s businesses and enterprises to adopt the innovative ISO 50001 Standard in their organisation.”
Malaysia currently has one of the highest rates of power consumption per capita among emerging economies in the ASEAN region. Energy consumption is expected to grow by 4.5% in 2013, with demand stemming from strong economic growth. In an effort to help Malaysia meet its Copenhagen promise to reduce 40% carbon emissions by 2020, it is imperative for the business community to start adopting energy management systems to improve energy efficiency. Achieving ISO 50001 compliance gives businesses a competitive edge by enabling them to make better use of existing energy-consuming assets.
Datuk Loo Took Gee, Secretary-General of Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA), who was present during the ceremony said, “It is indeed encouraging that Schneider Electric is coming forward to voluntarily assist the Government in spreading the awareness of energy efficiency. I am happy to note that Schneider Electric Malaysia supports the Ministry’s objective to increase the efficiency of electricity consumption in Malaysia.”
The collaboration between Schneider Electric and TUV Rheinland is well-timed following Schneider Electric’s headquarters in Shah Alam becoming the first site to be certified ISO 50001 compliant by TUV Rheinland in Malaysia. The certification showcases the commitment of Schneider Electric as a global specialist in energy management to drive greater adoption of energy efficiency in Malaysia.
Nelly Yong Tau Lan, Managing Director of TUV Rheinland said, “With Schneider Electric as a partner, we are looking forward to promote energy efficiency further to the Malaysian market. TUV Rheinland is proud to have qualified local experts in Malaysia who are well versed in the ISO 50001 energy management standard and are here to help clients with energy management standard certification, so they can make significant gains in energy efficiency.”
It is highly beneficial for businesses to adopt an energy management system (EnMS) within its organisation, as it improves operational efficiencies and maintenance practices while reducing energy costs via a structured approach through sustained and effective management of energy consumption. ISO 50001certification helps to drive investment in energy efficiency by providing a reliable energy management standard, in line with Schneider Electric’s vision to help businesses and organisations in Malaysia to make the most of their energy.
Emphasized Cave, “The ISO 50001 standard is something we truly believe in, especially since it encompasses a robust management system that improves energy performance and clearly manages energy costs.”
Just recently, Schneider Electric was recognised in several prestigious rankings, one of them being the `Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’.