In the year 2011, Saarstahl AG was successfully certified according to DIN EN 16001. This standard is aimed at supporting organisations when setting up systems and processes to improve their energy efficiency. DIN EN 16001 was the first international standard for energy management and was integrated into the existing management system at Saarstahl AG.
In March 2011, the independent auditing company TÜV-Cert successfully carried out the so-called “Step One Audit”. This meant that the actual audit, which takes a whole week to conduct, could be successfully carried out one month later. Saarstahl AG was therefore one of the first steel companies in Germany to be awarded the certificate in accordance with DIN/EN 16001.
At the beginning of 2012, DIN EN 16001 was replaced by the standard DIN EN ISO 50001 which is still valid today. A recertification audit was successfully conducted in 2015.
Energy efficiency is an essential part of company policy. It represents defining criteria for the procurement of energy services, products and the corresponding facilities. For this reason, plant technology is selected strictly in compliance with currently applicable standards, regulations and guidelines including, among others, the reference document for the Best Available Technology. Saarstahl AG continuously aims to control energy consumption, to improve energy efficiency in order to lower costs and to use primary energy sources sparingly. Of course we adhere to the corresponding statutory requirements or even exceed them. Energy aspects of Saarstahl AG are not communicated externally.