Corporate / CSR

March 29, 2017


Aleph Certifies to ISO 50001, First in Japanese Restaurant Business

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Aleph Inc., a Japanese company that manages "Bikkuri Donkey" and other family restaurants, announced on November 7, 2016, that its Hokkaido factory became certified to ISO 50001, an international standard for energy management systems (EnMS). The factory will seek to accelerate its energy use reductions by establishing a work culture in which employees routinely propose ideas for improvement.

An EnMS enables organizations to systematically manage their energy use through a series of iterative steps that include setting policies, objectives and targets, followed by developing plans and processes. ISO 50001 specifies the requirements for an EnMS. It requires organizations to set targets and measures with evidence-based figures, document actions, and change business practices to reflect the results.

The Hokkaido factory of Aleph introduced new rules under the system: set reduction standards based on analysis of present conditions, develop action plans and reduction targets with evidence-based figures, conduct an annual internal audit, and implement and document corrective actions when nonconformities in the EnMS are found. The factory aims to achieve reduction targets for five key elements focused on equipment operation in fiscal 2016, the year the factory was first certified.

Starting in fiscal 2017, the company plans to increase the involvement of factory staff in the EnMS by incorporating new ideas from the factory floor for reducing energy use.

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