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GRI Becomes An ISO 50001:2011 Certified Specialty Tire Manufacturer

The ISO 50001 Energy Management certification specifies comprehensive requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining an energy management system that results in continual improvement in energy performance, including measures to enhance energy efficiency and reduce consumption.

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AMN Editor Amy Antenora has been reporting daily on the automotive aftermarket since 2002. She also is editor of AMN Global and serves as managing editor of Counterman magazine, AMN’s sister publication for the parts distribution segment. Prior to joining Babcox Media, Amy began her career as a newspaper reporter and went on to work in public relations for two state universities. She is a graduate of Kent State University and in 2009 earned the Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) designation from Northwood University’s University of the Aftermarket.

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GRI accomplished a significant milestone on Dec. 4 by achieving the internationally recognized ISO 50001: 2011 certification for the implementation of a comprehensive and far-reaching energy management system. The ISO 50001 Energy Management certification specifies comprehensive requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining an energy management system that results in continual improvement in energy performance, including measures to enhance energy efficiency and reduce consumption.

With this certification, GRI says it ensures increased sustainability and reliability through continuous improvement of its systems and processes.

“Reducing energy consumption not only makes an operating system more efficient, but also aids in mitigating climate change and environmental damage. At GRI we are proud to have attained this significant certification,” said Dr. Mahesha Ranasoma, CEO of GRI. “Winning this certification positions GRI as a unique player in the global specialty tire industry. It makes GRI fully compliant with world-class energy management systems

“Receiving the ISO 50001 certification is a fantastic achievement for our local team, who initiated the project this year and worked tirelessly over the ensuing months to implement the necessary actions and systems,” added Shanaka Gunarathne, senior general manager of the GRI Factory.

ISO 50001:2011 specifies requirements applicable to energy use and consumption, including measurement, documentation and reporting, design and procurement practices for equipment, systems, processes and personnel that contribute to energy performance.

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“The primary objective of energy management is to achieve and maintain optimum energy procurement and utilization throughout the organization, which will help in minimizing energy costs and mitigating environmental effects,” said Ranasoma.

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