ISO 50001 - Energy management

ISO 50001: The standard that provides best practice for managing energy

An energy management system helps organizations to better manage their energy use. It involves developing and implementing an energy policy, setting targets for energy use and designing action plans to reach them. This might include implementing new energy-efficient technologies, reducing energy waste or improving current processes to cut energy costs.

ISO 50001: The standard that provides best practice for managing energy

ISO 50001 is an internationally accepted standard for energy management that outlines a framework for improving energy efficiency. The standard is applicable to any organisation, regardless of its size and industry sector. The standard was issued on 15 June 2011 and is based on the management system model that is already understood and implemented by organisations worldwide.

The standard is intended to accomplish the following:

  • Assist organizations in making better use of their existing energy-consuming assets.
  • Promote energy management best practices and reinforce good energy management behaviours.
  • Develop a baseline of energy use and document savings for internal and external use
  • Improve your reputation among customers, authorities and partners
  • Reduce emissions without a negative effect on operations
  • ISO 50001 supports the development of an energy policy and contributes to the structure of an energy plan to achieve targets.
  • ISO 50001 improves the ability of organizations to manage energy risks concerning possible impacts in an efficient and effective way.
  • An ISO 50001-based EnMS reduces energy costs and improves profitability.