Energy Management Systems
ISO 50001 is an international standard developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) which provides organisations with the requirements for energy management systems. ISO estimates that the standard could influence up to 60% of the world’s energy use.
ISO 50001:2011 specifies requirements applicable to energy use and consumption, including measurement, documentation and reporting, design and procurement practices for equipment, systems, processes and personnel that contribute to energy performance.
ISO 50001:2011 is applicable to any organization wishing to ensure that it conforms to its stated energy policy and wishing to demonstrate this to others, such conformity being confirmed either by means of self-evaluation and self-declaration of conformity, or by certification of the energy management system by an external organization.
Benefits of ISO 50001
- Competitive edge – through improved environmental performance, productivity and compliance.
- Minimising risk – reduces risk and increases energy security.
- Best practice – creates transparency and facilitates communication on the management of energy resources.
- Reduced costs – through energy efficiency in the organisation.