Chennai– Daimler India Commercial Vehicles marked yet another milestone in the sustainability efforts by achieving ISO 50001 certification for its energy management system adapted in the oragadam plant near Chennai. With this, the management system standards in DICV operate under quadruple certification including Quality management (IATF 16949), Environmental management (ISO 14001:2015), Occupational Health and Safety Management (ISO 45001:2018) and now, Energy Management (ISO 50001:2018).
Energy saved is energy generated. Energy optimization is the key area where DICV was already working to implement systems and standards at all levels and focused to develop a method to perform systematic analysis of all energy-consuming equipments. In a short span of six months, the company established a system to monitor, measure, analyze, optimize and improve the energy consumption of equipments operated in the shop floors and other areas. This has led to the successful implementation of ISO 50001 requirements while demonstrating excellence during the external audits.
The main objective of the ISO 50001 standard is to continually improve DICV’s energy performance, which includes energy consumption, use and efficiency. The standard employs a defined approach that helps to establish systems and processes to identify untapped energy efficiencies and make a significant contribution to environmental performance, climate protection and reduction of carbon footprint.
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, Germany, is a full-fledged commercial vehicle player in the Indian market and the only Daimler entity worldwide with a brand dedicated to its home market: BharatBenz. DICV produces and sells in India above 9 to 55 tons trucks as well as BharatBenz buses, Mercedes-Benz coaches and bus chassis. DICV’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at Oragadam near Chennai spreads over 400 acres (160 hectares) including a highly modern test track and is home to the company’s headquarters, R&D and training operations. With one global quality standard, it also produces for Daimler Trucks’ brands of FUSO, Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner. Products and parts are exported to more than 50 markets in the Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. DICV represents an overall investment of more than INR 5,000 crores.