Tabreed first district cooling company in the region to receive ISO 50001:2018 certification
September 10, 2019: National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading UAE-based district cooling developer, has received the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 50001:2018 certification for the successful implementation of its Energy Management System. Tabreed is the first district cooling company in the region to have been certified under the revised version (2018) of the ISO 50001 standard.
Tabreed's Energy Management System, developed in accordance with its operational excellence and due focus on energy efficiency requirements across all its 75 plants in the region, has enabled the company to receive the ISO 50001 certification. This ISO standard is based upon best practices and global benchmarks, and is intended to enable organizations to follow a systematic approach to achieving continual improvement of energy performance, consumption and sustainability.
Bader Saeed Al Lamki, Tabreed's Chief Executive Officer, said: “Being awarded with an ISO 50001 certification is a clear manifestation of Tabreed's efforts of more than 20 years in optimizing energy efficiency. We are proud of this achievement. Our commitment towards sustainability is evedent through our robust Energy Management System, which is particularly important within the context of the GCC's growing demand for environmentally friendly cooling solutions”
Tabreed also holds the ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for quality management systems, ISO 14001:2015 for environmental management systems, and OHSAS 18001 for occupational health and safety management systems.
In the first half of 2019, Tabreed contributed to saving 656 million kilowatt/hours across the GCC – enough energy to power approximately 37,368 homes in the UAE annually. These power savings prevented the release into the atmosphere of 392,000 tons of carbon dioxide – the equivalent of eliminating the emissions of 85,279 vehicles annually.
For over 20 years, Tabreed remains the partner of choice for organizations across the GCC in providing environmentally friendly district cooling solutions that support the region's energy sustainability strategy. With 75 district cooling plants, Tabreed currently delivers over 1.1 million refrigeration tons to key developments in the region, including iconic infrastructure projects such as Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi's Al Maryah Island, Yas Island, Dubai Metro, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Bahrain Financial Harbour in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain and the Jabal Omar Development in the Holy City of Mecca, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.