ISO 50001.

What is ISO 50001?

ISO 50001 is the ISO standard for improving energy performance by introducing Energy Management Systems (EMS). It demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to improving its energy efficiency and its contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Having ISO 50001 ensures an organisation’s compliance with the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme Regulations (ESOS).

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  1. ISO 50001 Information Sheet
  2. ISO 50001 Criteria for ESOS Exemption

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What is an Energy Management System?

An energy management system (EMS) is a system that allows organisations to manage and optimise their energy use and consumption as part of achieving ISO 50001 certification. An EMS typically consists of a set of policies, procedures, and tools that enable organisations to monitor, analyse, and control their energy use.

The primary objective of an EMS is to help organsations reduce their energy consumption and the associated costs while maintaining or improving their business operations. An EMS achieves this by providing organisations with the ability to track and analyse energy consumption data, identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency and implement energy-saving measures.

EMSs can range from simple, manual tracking systems to sophisticated computerised systems that automate energy management processes. They can be applied to all types of organisations, including industrial, commercial, and institutional settings, and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of an organisation.

What are the benefits of ISO 50001?

ISO 50001 provides organisations with insight into their energy consumption and how best to adjust their processes to become more efficient, cost-effective, and eco-friendly. It provides the tools and processes needed for long-term growth and success.

By achieving ISO 50001 certification, organisations of all types and sizes can enjoy the benefits of being greener, more financially savvy, compliant with government legislation and aligned with customer wants and attitudes. 

  • Reduced energy costs
  • Increased energy efficiency
  • Smaller carbon footprint
  • Improved operations and efficiency
  • Competitive advantage

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between ISO 50001 and ISO 14001?

ISO 14001 enables organisations to methodically identify and manage their environmental impacts in the widest possible scope. In contrast, ISO 50001 outlines the energy management system (EnMS) requirements that organisations must create and implement to establish an energy policy.

How long does ISO 50001 certification last?

ISO 50001 certification is valid for three years, and requires annual surveillance audits to ensure progress and compliance. After the three years is up, a recertification audit will occur.

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Interested in other ISO standards?

  • ISO 9001 – Quality management standard that demonstrates an organisational commitment to product and service quality.
  • ISO 14001 – Environmental management standard designed to reduce waste and lower an organisation’s environmental impact.
  • ISO 16949 – A sector-specific standard, tailored for the automotive industry, that incorporates ISO 9001 requirements and additional automotive-specific requirements.
  • ISO 17021 – ISO 17021 management systems define the principles and guidelines for certification bodies and auditors when conducting audits and certification.
  • ISO 17025 – Testing management standard that demonstrates testing integrity and independence.
  • ISO 17065 – A  framework for organisations involved in product, process and service certification.
  • ISO 22000 – Focus on the management of food safety to help ensure the production and distribution of safe food products for consumers.
  • ISO 22301 – Business continuity management standard that reduces the impact of disruption on organisational activities.
  • ISO 27001 – Information security management systems standard designed to reduce IT and IS risks and lower data threats.
  • ISO 45001 – Build upon your approach to workplace safety through health management systems. 
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