Energy Management System (EMS) of the Oskol Electrometallurgical Plant named after A.A. Ugarov (part of Metalloinvest) has successfully passed an independent audit by the auditors of the TÜV Thüringen e.V. certification body. According to the experts' conclusions, the system operating at the enterprise fully complies with the requirements of the international standard ISO 50001: 2018.
Within five days, the auditors inspected 14 divisions of OEMK im. A.A. Ugarov, visited the main technological units and sites, analyzed the entire technological cycle - from purchases to finishing of rolled products. The plant's compliance with all sections of the standard was checked. Energy management system implemented at OEMK im. A.A. Ugarova, received a high expert assessment, no inconsistencies were identified.
“Energy management means saving energy resources and managing them competently,” commented Lyubov Raevskaya, auditor of TÜV Thüringen e.V. - Oskol plant made the right choice - built a system in accordance with the new version of the ISO 50001: 2018 standard. It puts forward more advanced requirements for the EMS, including understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties, identifying external and internal factors that affect the organization's ability to achieve results, and exploring risks and opportunities in planning activities. "
“OEMK certified the energy management system three years ago, and now we have passed a re-audit for compliance with the requirements of the international standard version 2018,” explained Vladimir Kashirin, chief power engineer of the enterprise. –The positive assessment of experts indicates a significant improvement in the energy performance of the enterprise. The plant strives to reduce energy consumption, introduce new energy-efficient technologies, and raise the level of knowledge of employees and their degree of involvement in the economical use of energy resources. "
ISO 50001: 2018 is an international standard created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The standard defines the requirements for the establishment, implementation, maintenance and improvement of an energy management system. The purpose of this system is to enable an organization to follow a systematic approach to achieve continuous improvement in energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy security, energy use and consumption.