ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Certification...more
The ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems (EnMS) standard was established in 2011 and is a newly developed international standard for an energy management system. The ISO 50001 energy standard provides a framework for establishing energy management best practice within your organisation. The energy standard assists businesses who are increasing their energy efficiency via a logical, controlled and systematic process method. The implementation of the ISO 50001 energy standard is intended to lead to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, energy cost, and other related environmental impacts, through systematic management of energy. Successful implementation is dependent upon commitment from all levels and functions of the organisation, and especially from top management.
ISO 50001 is relevant to all types and sizes of organizations irrespective of geographical, cultural or social conditions. The energy standard delivers benefits to companies large and small, in both the public and the private sectors, in manufacturing and services, and in all regions of the world. The energy standard has established an easy to follow and apply framework which is applicable for industrial plants; commercial, institutional, and governmental facilities; and entire organizations who want to manage their energy needs. The ISO 50001 broad applicability across national economic sectors means that according to the organisation ISO, the energy standard could influence up to 60% of the world’s energy use.
This International Standard specifies requirements of an energy management system (EnMS) for an organization to develop and implement an energy policy, establish objectives, targets, and action plans, which take into account legal requirements and information related to significant energy use. An EnMS enables an organization to achieve its policy commitments, take action as needed to improve its energy performance and demonstrate the conformity of the system to the requirements of this International Standard. Application of this International Standard can be tailored to fit the requirements of an organization — including the complexity of the system, degree of documentation, and resources — and applies to the activities under the control of the organization. This International Standard is based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act continual improvement framework and incorporates energy management into everyday organizational practices
History of ISO 50001
ISO 50001: 2011 evolved from the former energy standard EN 16001. The energy standard has been developed to allow it to become aligned with other popular industry management system standards such as ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and ISO 27001, so it is possible integrate an energy management system (EnMS) with your existing management system(s).