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Energy Efficiency Directive

Nagel systemised energy management

To meet the requirements of the “Energy Efficient Directive”, companies have to carry out regular energy audits. The Nagel-Group is doing more.

“Not least because of our special characteristics as food logistics providers – temperature controls mean using energy – we also feel a responsibility over and above what the law requires to handle energy in the best possible way,” says Thomas Pütter, Director of Network Services & Innovation.

For the first time on 5th December 2015 and every four years thereafter, companies have to carry out energy audits in accordance with DIN EN 16247. All companies which are not defined as small and medium-sized enterprises in the EU are affected.

The Nagel-Group is undertaking an analysis of energy sources and consumption in good time on all international sites. But these energy audits which are “only” for the purposes of meeting statutory requirements are not enough for the Nagel-Group.

Know-how within its European network

Whereas the statutory energy audit only reports on the technical part and potential for energy optimisation measures, an energy management system covers all processes and procedures for the purpose of achieving energy targets – and on a permanent, sustainable and measurable basis. This contrasts with an audit which takes place once every four years.

In this way the Nagel-Group can also use it experience, solutions and know-how jointly within its European network. This is why the company is setting up an energy management system to DIN EN ISO 50001.

Handling resources and energy sensitively

This tool makes it possible to analyse and use potential energy savings. This systematic management process enables the Nagel-Group to reduce overall energy consumption in the company and increase energy efficiency. By the end of 2016 it will be introduced on all German sites. The next step will be to extend certification to the Nagel-Group’s international sites.

“This will not only meet the statutory requirement, but also demonstrate again that the Nagel-Group handles resources and energy sensitively,” says Peter Jockenhövel in his role as Project Manager for Green Logistics. He is responsible for implementing DIN EN ISO 50001 in the Nagel-Group.

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