Neuhausen, Switzerland - 23 May 2016 – Tyco Fire Protection Products is pleased to announce its manufacturing facility in Ráječko, Czech Republic has been awarded an ISO 50001 certification for its energy use by TÜV SÜD, a globally recognized and respected certification body.
The ISO 50001 certification is based on a strong framework of requirements that challenge organizations to demonstrate a commitment to improving their energy performance. The Ráječko site is a primary location with more than 300 employees involved in producing electronic fire detection, nurse call healthcare safety equipment as well as additional products for other Tyco divisions. To achieve the ISO 50001 certification, Tyco dedicated a team of employees to revise the energy policies and usage targets for the location. Employees began by auditing the site’s energy consumption, creating an energy baseline, and then used that data to make decisions and investments to achieve new efficiencies.
During the company’s energy review, Tyco invested in lighting and applied additional sensors and controls that would automate energy use. Under ISO 50001, the site will maintain its goal to continually improve its energy management and continue the momentum achieved with these changes.
“The ISO 50001 certification reinforces the high value that Tyco places on the safety, health and well-being of our employees and protection of the environment. In 2010, Tyco launched a new vision for employee safety and environmental stewardship: zero harm to people and the environment. By embracing a zero harm mindset, we ask every single employee to be proactive and apply these elements to the way we actually work,” said John Perkins, Senior Director, Environment, Health, & Safety at Tyco.
In addition to this most recent ISO certification, Tyco Fire Protection Products also has five manufacturing locations that operate as 100% Zero Landfill for all waste, and in 2015 was honored with the 2015 Corporate Environmental award by the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy in the US.