|Cummins Plant Receives ISO 50001 Certification|
COLUMBUS, IND. – Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) announced today that its Columbus Engine Plant (CEP) has earned ISO 50001 Energy Management System certification, the first Cummins manufacturing facility to achieve this international accreditation.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) provides business, government, and society with practical tools to achieve sustainable social, economic, and environmental development. Bureau Veritas Certification North America, Inc. presented the plant with the designation on June 26.
Launched in 2011, ISO 50001 includes internationally recognized requirements for effective energy management systems, an important element in assisting companies to establish and meet goals for energy performance and greenhouse gas reduction. CEP is one of just a few manufacturing sites in the United States to receive the ISO certification.
“Designing and implementing the processes for the ISO 50001 standard has taken a focused effort from many people” said Jeff Caldwell Executive Director – Viking Program and General Manager – Global Pickup/Van Business. ”We believe the energy savings at CEP will be important to our future cost and resource effectiveness and our certification will help serve as a model for other Cummins plants to follow.”
CEP has implemented a number of energy improvements in recent years including replacing 4,000 metal halide light fixtures with high efficiency fluorescent fixtures, substituting efficient direct-fired air handling units for steam heat, improving building insulation and increasing air compressor efficiency. Implementation of the energy management system will drive additional energy improvement projects in the future.
ISO 50001 is the Columbus Engine Plant’s fourth certification. The plant has also attained ISO/TS 16949 for quality management, ISO 14001 for environmental management and OHSAS 18001 for health and safety management.
By its action, CEP has successfully incorporated energy efficiency into how work is done at the plant. CEP will continue to convert other energy-savings initiatives such as Cummins’ Energy Champions program and the Unplugged Challenge into standard practices.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 46,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.65 billion on sales of $17.3 billion in 2012. Press releases can be found on the Web at www.cummins.com or www.cumminsengines.com. Follow Cummins on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cumminsengines and on YouTube at http://youtube.com/cumminsengines.