ISO 50001 - Energy Management Systems
By implementing the ISO 50001 Standard organizations can achieve significant improvements in energy performance through the use of the management system.
ISO 50001, an international standard on energy management system, was originally published by the ISO in June 2011. The ISO 50001 standard offers a systematic framework for organizations to manage energy and provides requirements for a systematic, data driven and facts-based process, focused on improving energy performance.
The standard promotes the adoption of energy management best practices and reinforces good energy management behaviors. According to the ISO, the standard could influence up to 60% of the world's energy use, with broad applicability across national economic sectors.
The ISO 50001 standard was revised and re-issued in August 2018. The changes include the adoption of the high-level structure, improved integration with strategic management processes, stronger emphasis on the role of top management, introduction of the concept of normalization and the energy data collection plan, to name a few. Thus the 2018 version takes energy management to the next level by enabling organizations to deliver a strategic approach to managing energy with a greater focus on integrating energy management with the business processes.
By implementing the ISO 50001 requirements, your organization will have a plan for promoting energy efficiency throughout your supply chain by creating transparency and better communication on the management of your energy resources.
Benefits of implementing ISO 50001 include:
- Reduced energy consumption
- Improved energy efficiency
- Reduced energy costs and increased savings
- Reduced environmental impacts
- Better use of existing energy-consuming assets
- Facilitates energy management improvements in the context of greenhouse gas emission reduction projects
- Continual improvement in energy performance
Transition to ISO 50001:2018
With the release of the 2018 version, the transition period for the existing ISO 50001:2011 certifications will end on 21 August 2021 and the ISO 50001:2011 certificates will become invalid and withdrawn at this time. Please contact Intertek for further information/clarification, if any.
Why work with Intertek?
Intertek is at the forefront of energy management systems. We are fully accredited to offer third-party certification to the ISO 50001 standard by the Swedish Board for Accreditation and Conformity Assessment (SWEDAC) and to the DIN EN ISO 50001 by Germany’s National Accreditation Authority (DAkkS). Also, we have been providing Energy Management System Certification services since 2006 (certifications to EN 16001 and the Swedish national energy management standard). We can bring this experience to all our clients globally, while leveraging our extensive expertise in the related management system standards including ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
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