Appropriate to the nature and scale of the organization's energy use and consumption;
Commitment to continual improvement in energy performance;
Commitment to ensure the availability of information and of necessary resources to achieve objectives and targets;
Commitment to comply with applicable legal requirements and other requirements to which the organization subscribes related to its energy use, consumption and efficiency;
Setting and reviewing energy objectives and targets;
Supports the purchase of energy-efficient products and services, and design for energy performance improvement;
Documented and communicated at all levels within the organization;
Regularly reviewed in energy management team meetings and management review meetings, and updated as necessary.
SOCAM Development Ltd (SOCAM) becomes the first building contractor in housing projects that obtained the ISO50001 certification in Hong Kong. From the source of China Trend Building Press Ltd SOBC obtained ISO50001 accreditation - 1 Oct, 2012.
Mr Stephen Lee, Executive Director of SOBC, said, "Housing construction is at the frontier of building a greener society. As a major contractor in Hong Kong, SOBC has pride to set a benchmark for the industry, and we will continue to furnish our expertise and innovation in the area for the betterment of our city." To enhance energy efficiency at work sites, SOBC has tried and implemented new technologies in its projects. These include the use of electricity saving device in the Tseung Kwan O 73B Project achieving a 10% saving in electrical power consumption, and the application of LED luminaires for temporary lighting at the Shek Kip Mei Estate Phase 5 Project achieving a 16% reduction in electricity consumption. In addition to achieving energy efficiency through innovative ideas, SOBC has established an energy management system in accordance with ISO50001:2011 standards for systematic execution of energy efficiency in projects. From reviewing energy usage and setting targets, to implementing action plans and evaluation, a coherent work flow is now in place to ensure effective energy management during building construction. With the vision to build a greener environment for the society, a training program was arranged in the past months not only to equip our staff with knowledge on ISO50001 but also to promote a stronger awareness on energy efficiency, so that every member can make a contribution right at the work place.