Isola Group, a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg
materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer Printed Circuit Boards
(PCBs), announced that its subsidiary, Isola Asia Pacific
(Taiwan) has received ISO 50001:2011 certification by SGS, the
world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification
company. This certification recognizes that the company has integrated
energy management into its overall efforts to improve quality and
environmental management at its manufacturing facilities located in
Yangmei and Taoyuan, Taiwan.
This recognition follows Isola's recent
announcement regarding its Taoyuan facility achieving the Green Factory
Label from Taiwan's Industry Development Bureau (IDB) of the Ministry
of Economic Affairs that recognized Taoyuan as the first "green"
copper-clad laminate (CCL) factory in the country.
ISO 50001:2011 is based on a model of continual advances to integrate
energy management into an organization's overall efforts to improve
quality and environmental management. This international standard
encourages the establishment of systems and processes to improve energy
efficiency by reducing energy consumption and the emission of
greenhouse gases that adversely impact the environment.
Isola Taiwan developed and implemented energy policies that established
goals, objectives and action plans that are consistent with the
requirements for an energy management system (EnMS) outlined in ISO
50001. EnMS considers local legal requirements and requires
documentation of data on significant energy usage. The EnMS standard
provided a framework for Isola-Taiwan to develop policies and
procedures to improve its efficient use of energy and to demonstrate
its conformity to this international standard.
Matt LaRont, President of Isola Asia stated, "Implementing the
continual improvement framework in ISO 50001 has helped our team
incorporate energy management into our everyday operational practices
to not only improve our energy performance and reduce costs, but also
to meet or exceed our customers' expectations."