ISO 50001 certified
As of 1st September 2014, both the production sites Emsland Frischgeflügel and Celler Land Frischgeflügel as well as the Rothkötter Feedmills in Meppen and Haren are certified in accordance with the internationally-recognised DIN EN ISO 50001 energy management system.
One of the focuses of an audit like this is on the energy planning process. Opportunities to improve the energetic performance must be identified and electricity, gas and compressed air consumption and energy performance characteristics determined.
Compliance with the law and documentation of corporate policy are also requirements. The objectives must have been communicated and the content formulated in a practical way for all staff, who must also receive training on it. The formal requirements of accreditation include the management manual, process descriptions, operating and work instructions, and forms. In addition, how documents are managed and who holds which duties must be regulated and officers and authorised persons nominated.
The result is new key figures for many process steps and procedures within the company, which will assist in decision-making for future development steps. This allows non-renewable resources to be protected and possible savings to be highlighted – so that both the company and the environment win.
In 2017 and 2020 we passed the reaudit with success.
ISO 14001 certified
In May 2012, the company Emsland Frischgeflügel and Celler Land Frischgelügel passed the audit according to the internationally recognized environmental management system ISO 14001.
The succinct nature of the term “passed” hides much of the hard work which had to be done in advance. Management manual with its organisational manual, process descriptions, operating and working instructions and forms or various kinds are just the formal requirements for accreditation.
It is necessary to specify how documents are managed, who has what responsibilities and how authorised and competent persons are appointed.
At the first stage of the audit, much attention was given to legal compliance. The conditions of occupational health and safety law, employment and social security law, the Industrial Safety Ordinance, plant safety, pollution control, construction law, laws on chemicals and water, transportation law and animal welfare legislation, legislation on health and waste legislation were all put under the microscope and examined. Authorisation management, emergency management, resource management, facilities management and plant security, dealing with human resources, contractor management…. everything has to be arranged.
There was of course particular attention on environmental aspects: energy consumption, waste generation and water consumption. The main focus here was on indicators (input/output). Countless questions had to be answered: How do we analyse errors? Do we undertake regular inspections? Are there internal audits? Is there a procurement guideline regarding the environment and occupational health and safety? And how are preventive or corrective actions effected? This is to name but a few.
As a result, we have received new indicators for many procedural steps and processes in the company, and thus support in deciding on future developmental steps. A victory for the environment and for the company.
Our project managers are now preparing for the audit of other company sectors.
In 2015, 2018 und 2021 we passed the reaudit with success.