4 June 2019

Kiwa certifies H&M Netherlands for their energy management system

Kiwa has issued H&M Netherlands an ISO 50001 certificate for its energy management system. This makes H&M, one of the world’s leading fashion companies, the first Dutch non-food retailer that is certified according to this important international certification standard. With this certificate, H&M shows they aim to contribute to solutions that help mitigate the greenhouse effect and climate change. 

Susan Krau, country manager of H&M Netherlands, is proud of the certification: “Our first priority is energy efficiency, which means we do not want to use more energy than necessary or to waste energy. Thanks to our energy management system we can accurately assess where and when we can save energy, and our facility department can intervene immediately if necessary.”

Paul Hesselink, CEO of Kiwa, who handed over the ISO 50001 certificate to H&M: “Certification makes the efforts of companies and organizations in all kinds of areas measurable and visible. It is good to see that the fashion industry, with a stature company like H&M at the forefront, takes responsibility and wants to be accountable for the efficient use of energy, and that Kiwa can also contribute to this. This is important for a livable world, now and in the future."

ISO 50001

ISO 50001:2018 is the international standard for energy management. The standard enables organizations to develop and implement an energy policy. With an energy management system, an organization can structurally control energy consumption and, where possible, even reduce it. ISO 50001 supports companies with the introduction of their energy management system and helps to improve it effectively.

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