Williams recognised for energy management


11 April 2019
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Domonic Mace, left, senior manufacturing operations manager, and Mark Painter, health and safety manager, who led the Williams project to achieve ISO 50001
Williams Refrigeration has achieved ISO 50001 accreditation, covering energy management for the design, manufacture, installation and service of commercial cabinets and modular products.
The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) awards the 50001 energy management certification to organisations that develop efficient energy usage policies, use data to make decisions about energy use, and continually improve energy management. Williams identified and monitored key areas of high energy and fuel usage, from its plant machinery to the processes it employs, and then introduced initiatives based on industry best practice to minimise consumption.
For example, Williams already has a large photovoltaic solar panel system installed across two of its factory’s roofs. The panels generate approximately 500,000kWh of electricity per year, reducing the company’s annual CO2 emissions by 300 tonnes.  As part of its ongoing ISO 50001 commitment, the company is now exploring ways to take advantage of the energy the panels produce during non-working hours, by installing battery packs to store it for later use.
Tim Smith, managing director of Williams Refrigeration and CEO of the AFE Group, which owns Williams, said: “Sustainability and energy saving have be everybody’s top priorities. I’m truly proud of the team effort that went into achieving ISO 50001 – it shows that all of us at Williams are committed to minimising our impact on the environment.” 
Williams is the latest AFE Group company to achieve ISO 50001 certification, following on from sister companies Falcon Foodservice Equipment, Millers Vanguard and Serviceline. 

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