Certification of Management Systems

The certification body has been accredited by the DAkkS since 1995 for quality management systems according to DIN EN ISO 9001, since 2015 for environmental management systems according to DIN EN ISO 14001 and since 2018 for energy management systems according to DIN EN ISO 50001.

The employees of the certification body process the applications independently, competently and financially independent of manufacturers and testing laboratories. The auditors meet the requirements of DIN EN ISO 19011 and DIN EN ISO/IEC 17021-1, have industry-specific expertise and professional experience. They are subject to the obligation of permanent training. The certification body of the EPH works neutrally and confidentially. Compliance with the award regulations is monitored by an independent steering committee.

General Terms and Conditions of the EPH

Quality Management System acc. to ISO 9001

A quality management system that is efficiently implemented primarily helps the company to achieve the quality of its products and services with economic organisational structures, processes, methods and means and thus to improve its competitiveness.

  • Excellent company image, increased customer confidence
  • Optimization of own processes
  • Detection of weak points
  • Increase in profits
  • Simplification of the formulation of success strategies

Environmental Management System acc. to ISO 14001

An efficient environmental management system serves the continuous improvement of environmental protection, in particular the prevention of environmentally relevant incidents, by uncovering the need for action and helping to eliminate weak points. It also promotes the company's image vis-à-vis customers, suppliers, authorities, insurance companies and others.

  • Excellent company image, increased customer confidence
  • Legal certainty, risk reduction
  • Increasing competitiveness
  • Sensitization of employees
  • Savings in environmental material flows (energy, water, waste, raw materials, etc.)

Energy Management System acc. to ISO 50001

The energy management system is the excellent basis for companies to improve their energy-related performance. The standard describes all necessary requirements for companies and groups of companies how an EnMS can be implemented, maintained and continuously improved. Specific performance indicators, so-called EnPIs (Energy Performance Indicators), are developed as measures of efficiency or energy-related performance with the aim of continuously improving them.

  • Excellent corporate image
  • Possibility of partial reimbursement of electricity tax (peak balancing under the Energy and Electricity Tax Act, special compensation regulations (besAR) under §63ff EEG)
  • Analysis of all energy sources in the company (e.g. electricity, fuels such as petrol, diesel and gas, biomass, etc.)
  • Analysis of energy consumers and energy-related performance
  • Evaluation of the energy input
  • Detection and optimization of energetic weak points
  • Continuous improvement of energy-related performance/energy efficiency
  • Sensitization of employees
  • Increase of economic efficiency

Alternative System acc. to SpaEfV

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) wishing to improve their energy-related performance but postpone the introduction of an EnMS according to ISO 50001 until a later date will be able to introduce an Alternative Procedure under the Ordinance on Energy Efficiency Improvement Systems in Connection with the Relief of Energy and Electricity Taxes in Special Cases (SpaEfV). By means of this regulation it is also possible to analyse and evaluate the energy flows within a company in order to derive and implement energy saving potentials; exact specifications for this are contained in the SpaEfV.

Combination of Management Systems

A combination of several management systems is a good idea, as numerous individual measures are components of all three management systems. With the introduction of the High Level Structure the integration was additionally simplified, since many points of the management system norms are congruent or very similar and follow the same structure.

Industries and technical areas

  • Wood, paper and printing industry
  • Chemical industry
  • Manufacture of rubber and plastic products
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Manufacture of furniture, jewellery, musical instruments, sports equipment, toys and other manufactured articles
  • Construction industry
  • Trade, provision of services for companies
  • Industry light to medium
  • Buildings and building complexes
  • Transport
  • Power supply
Heiko Hofmann


Heiko Hofmann

Head of the Certification Body; Contact person for QMS and EMS

+49 351 4662 5103

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