POSCO has acquired certification of ISO 50001, an international energy
management system standard, from Lloyd`s Register Quality Assurance, an
international certification organization. This is the first in Asia`s
steel industry, and second globally after Europe`s ThyssenKrupp.
POSCO held the ISO 50001 Certification award ceremony on October 9th
in attendance of Sanggeun Yu, head of the LRQA Korea office, and Giwung
Seong, head of the Environment Energy Planning Team. The Company formed
an energy management task force to acquire the ISO 50001 certification,
and carried out training courses in stages to foster core members
working in the field and to learn how to correspond to certification
evaluations. Also, reflecting the opinions of internal specialists,
POSCO set up an Energy Measuring Instrument Management Guideline,
revised work standards, and developed an energy reduction tool program
to establish a POSCO-type energy management system.
The newly developed energy reduction tool program was highly
evaluated as a case for allowing easy benchmarking by utilizing the
recently finished energy reduction task pool which was started in the
ISO established the Energy Management System Standard in June 2011
in response to increasing demands to open corporate carbon information
to the public and to strengthen carbon energy management according to
increases in energy costs. ISO 50001 evaluates the systemization level
of processes from establishing energy usage goals including the amount
of energy used per ton of steel produced and energy used per unit
process, energy reduction activities, monitoring, and management
measures for certification, and strives for continuous improvements in
activities to save energy.
By acquiring the ISO 50001 Energy Management Certification Standard
in addition to the Quality Management Certification Standard ISO 9001
and the Environment Management Certification Standard, POSCO has now
fulfilled receiving necessary certifications to become a future company.
Just like the quality/environment management system, POSCO will continuously receive on-site management and evaluations.
POSCO plans to proactively reflect examination recommendations and
on-site improvement requests for essential cost reduction through energy
reduction and stabilize its position as an environment friendly