The monitoring of Sonepar in France's energy consumption is possible thanks to the installation of submeters on each platform.
This month, AFNOR (French Standardization Association) has awarded Sonepar in France the ISO 50001 certification across its entire Sonelog network, namely at the Saint Quentin, Plaine de l'Ain, Le Pontet, Cestas, Châteaubourg, and Fleury logistics platforms.
ISO 50001 is an international standard created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and improving an energy management system. The purpose of which is to enable an organization to follow a systematic approach in assuring the continuous improvement of energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy security, energy use, and consumption.
Sonelog Network Quality & Relation Manager, Katia Doisne, explained, "The Energy Management System has designed and implemented an energy policy, to set realistic objectives in terms of energy reduction, and to design and monitor action plans, in order to achieve said objectives."
Sonepar in France started working on this project in July 2019. To achieve this certification, ISO 50001 Committees were set up with the company's Energy team, made up of Continuous Improvement Managers and Maintenance and Safety Managers of each platform.
Katia continued, "This certification is the result of teamwork with, in particular, Technical & Safety Director David Lecroart, Lead Buyer Sonepar France Franklin Mathias, Sonepar France Communication Development Manager Léo MAZEL, and all the associates, who have implemented the necessary actions needed to reduce our energy consumption."
The monitoring of Sonepar in France's energy consumption is possible thanks to the installation of submeters on each platform. The last remaining submeters are also being installed. Ultimately, they will be able to monitor our consumption by zone, for targeting actions that need to be implemented more effectively.
Sonepar has set itself the objective of contributing to reducing its carbon footprint in accordance with the Paris agreement of limiting global warming to below 2°C. To contribute to this objective, Sonepar in France has set up several strategic priorities including the deployment of electric and hybrid vehicles, the use of renewable energies, and in particular energy efficiency.