- POSCO also possesses ISO 90001 for ‘Quality’ and ISO 14001 for ‘Environment’
- POSCO is Asia’s first and World’s second steel company to be certified with ISO 50001
The Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) certified POSCO with its energy management system standard ‘ISO 50001’. POSCO has now become the first Asian steel company to receive the title. Apart from POSCO, Thyssen Krupp is the only steel company around the world with ISO 50001.
POSCO is now certified with its quality, environmentally friendly and energy management with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001.
ISO 50001 was established in June 2011 to monitor carbon energy management of industry to minimize the pollution.
ISO 50001 watches establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving of an energy management system. Then, it awards the firms achieving continual improvement of energy performance.
POSCO has been trying to acquire ISO 50001 by forming a task force team of the firm’s 40 energy managers. They managed to train the onsite core-staff and prepared to respond to the evaluation process.
At the same time, POSCO, with the experts in and outside of the company, developed ‘Energy Saving Tool’ program as well as establishing a protocol for energy monitoring and revising operation standards over the course of the last eight months. In addition, the LRQA praised the ‘Energy Saving Tool’, which has been operative since 2000, as the ‘POSCO Style’ energy management system.
The certification awarding ceremony was held at POSCO center on 9th October, 2012. Gee-Woong Sung, Director of POSCO’s environmental energy department, and Sang-Keun Yoo, head of the LRQA Korea, attended the event.
POSCO will continue to maintain and develop its advanced management system through restless onsite management and evaluation to meet global standard.