Caruna was issued the ISO 55001 certificate as a recognition of the network company’s high quality management of its electricity network
Caruna's system for managing its electricity network assets was awarded the internationally recognised ISO 55001:2014 quality certificate. The certificate is an indication of the high quality Caruna has achieved in its electricity network development and maintenance, network operation and other operative activities.
”ISO 55001 requires the asset management system to be aligned to the overall business objectives and considers all parts of the business. Caruna has driven the many improvements required to achieve certification in a challenging timescale. This could not have been achieved without the positive response and commitment of all those involved across the business,” says Mike Cahill, Sector Manager Utilities at Lloyd’s Register, who has supported Caruna with the ISO 55001 certification project from the early gap assessment.
The asset management certificate completes Caruna’s management system, which already is certified with the environmental management certificate ISO 14001:2004 as well as the occupational health and safety certificate OHSAS 18001:2007.
Caruna develops its electricity network for the long term
"The electricity network is a vital asset for a country located in the northern hemisphere, and we at Caruna wish to maintain it effectively and in a high quality manner. The high demands for top quality required by the ISO 55001 standard supports our implementation of our network improvement project and motivates us to produce an even better electricity distribution service in the future,” says Tomi Yli-Kyyny, Managing Director at Caruna.
Caruna is conducting a development and maintenance project worth 2 billion euros and estimated to last a decade. This project aims to improve the reliability of supply for the customers.
“With the systems and process that ISO 55001 supports, we can continue to improve and enhance our processes in Caruna. We want to be a first class asset manager and to deliver the reliable and safe network that our customers need. This will always be our priority,” says Niall Mills, Member of the Caruna Board.