Three Northern Ireland organisations have today signed a strategic partnership to launch a new Responsible Energy Management (REM) Certification programme that could make Northern Ireland the centre of excellence for energy management.
International ISO Certification Body, Global Trust Certification in conjunction with the Centre for Competitiveness and South Eastern Regional College (SERC) have come together to form this Strategic Partnership.
Global Trust have already have had success with a similar certification model for sustainability management which has now led to sustainability projects in over 26 countries.
The new Energy Management Program has been set up to deliver cost savings and green credentials for organisations across the island of Ireland and internationally through a straightforward and cost effective process for energy management. This new offering can be an effective addition to existing operating and marketing strategies for all types of organisations.
David Browne of Global Trust commented that,“We are pleased to be offering a service that enables organisations to capitalise on the benefits of energy management without requiring significant time, money or expertise. REM also provides a stepping stone towards ISO type standards and the scalable nature of the programme allows multiple sites to be certified in a practical, cost effective manner.”
Bob Barbour of the Centre for Competitiveness, the consultancy partner for REM commented that, “The REM programme delivers an end to end solution that will leave a lasting legacy due to the focus on best practice energy management, continuous improvement and cost savings. This will significantly enhance the competitiveness of client organisations.”
Thompson Keating of SERC, the training partner for REM commented that, “REM will provide the opportunity to equip individuals and organisations with the skills and expertise required to manage energy effectively and training people to deliver these increasingly in-demand skills will lead to further employment opportunities for many within the NI economy.”
Phil Vernon, Business Development Manager of Global Trust and the REM Program highlighted that, “the REM program already has a range of interested parties across the retail, manufacturing, construction and food processing sectors,” and would encourage any organisations interested in the REM certification programme to take the first step towards energy efficiency by contacting any of the Partners.
Mr Phil Vernon, Global Trust Tel: 0044 28 9066 2715 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org