PHILADELPHIA, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- DEKRA Certification, Inc. (DCI) has achieved the status of first Certification Body to achieve ANAB accreditation for the new ISO 50001 Energy management systems standard. "Several years ago DEKRA decided to invest in the energy sector and establish the goal of becoming the premier, pioneering certification body for energy management systems in the USA. Our collaboration with the US Department of Energy starting in 2008 and now, as the only SEP Verification Body, has included participation in the standards writing and all aspects of the certification and competence issues of SEP and ISO 50001. We are very proud of our achievement today of ANAB 50001 accreditation which confirms our leading certification industry position." said Mr. Pierre Salle, Managing Director, DEKRA Certification, Inc.
DEKRA is the most experienced and knowledgeable expert training and certification organization in the world for the ISO 50001 standard and the U.S. DOE Superior Energy Performance certification program. These energy management standards are intended to result in sustainable improved energy performance. Our experience in value-added management system certification has helped us to position our company in this leadership position.
Why is the energy sector important? According to UNIDO, industry is responsible "for more than one third of global primary energy consumption and energy-related carbon dioxide emissions." and that "Improving energy efficiency in industry is one of the most cost-effective measures…". Development of ISO 50001 was fully supported by UNIDO under their Industrial Energy Efficiency projects.
DEKRA is positioned to meet the demands of our clients today, and in the future decades where energy management and energy related issues will be part of standard business management practice similar to today's quality and environmental initiatives. DEKRA is also accredited by DAkks. "This allows us to continue to offer our customers future-proof certifications in the area of energy management and sustainability, thus giving them a decisive competitive advantage" said Mr. Lothar Weihofen, CEO of DEKRA Certification GmbH.
About DEKRA Certification, Inc. (DCI):
DCI is a U.S. based accredited certification body for international management systems. The company is part of the global footprint of DEKRA Certification Group headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. DCI is a multi-accredited certification body covering all management system business line activities for North America, with a global service capacity. DEKRA offers services for ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment), AS 9100c (aviation, space and defense), TL 9000 (telecommunications), SEP (Superior Energy Performance) and ISO 50001 (energy management) along with auditing services to many other management standards, including customized supplier assessments.
DCI works with companies to utilize standards for greater productivity, reduced waste, larger profits, an enhanced customer experience and the growth of a continuous improvement culture. DEKRA's experienced professionals have extensive knowledge of management system standards and a proven track record of success to help achieve the goals of any organization.
DEKRA SE is one of the world's leading expert organizations. The company currently runs activities in more than 50 countries. Around 28,000 employees are committed to ensuring long-term safety, quality and environmental protection. The DEKRA Business Units "Automotive", "Industrial" and "Personnel" provide professional and innovative services in the fields of vehicle testing, expert appraisals, international claims management, consulting, industrial testing, product testing, certification, environmental protection, qualification as well as temporary work. In 2011 DEKRA generated sales totaling around 2 billion Euros.
Media Contact: Cem Onus DEKRA Certification, Inc., 215-997-4519, Cem.Onus@DEKRA.com
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