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SGS South Africa is pleased to announce that it has certified Nampak Glass a division of Nampak Products Limited, one of the largest and most diversified packaging groups in South Africa against the ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management Systems Standard on 7-8 November 2013. Nampak Glass is the first company in South Company to achieve ISO 50001 certification.

‘Nampak Glass getting certified against ISO 50001 shows that the organization is in the forefront of taking energy improvement matters to a different level. SGS South Africa is really proud to be part of this first certification in South Africa’, says Elfriede Giard, Business Manager Systems and Services Certification.


About ISO 50001

The ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems standard is developed by the ISO/PC 242 energy management project committee of International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO 50001 specifies requirements for an organization to establish, implement, maintain and improve an energy management system, which enables an organization to take a systematic approach to achieve continual improvement of energy performance, energy efficiency and energy conservation. It helps organizations to manage energy supply and energy uses and consumption, including measurement, documentation and reporting, design and procurement practices for energy using equipment, systems, processes, and personnel. Implementation of the standard should lead to reductions in energy cost, greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts through systematic management of energy. ISO 50001 is anticipated to affect up to 60 percent of the world’s energy consumption and has the potential to become a global trade catalyst for industrial energy efficiency in the same way that ISO 9001 has become for quality.

ISO 50001 is an international framework for industrial, commercial or institutional facilities, or entire companies, to manage their energy, including procurement and use. It is applicable to all types and sizes of organizations irrespective of geographical, cultural or social conditions.

Conformance with ISO 50001:2011 will demonstrate that a plant or company has sustainable Energy Management System in place, has completed a baseline of energy use, and has committed to continuously improve energy intensity.

 To learn more about the requirements of ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management Systems, please download a complimentary white paper by SGS at


About Nampak Glass

Nampak Products established  a joint venture with Wiegand-Glas in 2005.Wiegand Glas, a German based company was established in 1593. As of 1 March 2012, Nampak Products acquired the remaining 50% shareholding in Nampak Wiegand Glass from Wiegand Glass. The glass company is now known as Nampak Glass.

Container Glass manufacturing packaging is an energy intensive business, and although active energy management practises are already applied at Nampak Glass, the systematic processes and procedures of ISO50001: 2011 will enhance further energy efficient practices.


About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 75,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,500 offices and laboratories around the world. SGS has a global network of qualified experts to certify energy management systems or help clients understand improvement needs in the area of energy efficiency. SGS is the leading certification body in Energy Management Systems and Environmental Management Systems auditing, certification and training. SGS North America obtained accreditation against ISO 50001 issued by ANAB, U.S.A. National Accreditation Body. SGS Germany obtained accreditation against ISO 50001 issued by DAKKS, German National Accreditation Body. SGS Italy obtained accreditation against ISO 50001 issued by ACCREDIA, Italian National Accreditation Body. SGS Japan  obtained accreditation against ISO 50001 issued by Japan Accreditation Board (JAB).


For more details, please contact:

Elfriede Giard

Business Manager Systems & Certification

SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Melville Street



T: +27 681 2500