ISO 50001 is a specification created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for an energy management system.
ISO 50001 Energy Management
The main objective of the standard is to improve energy-related performance and energy efficiency and to identify energy reduction opportunities.
The standard does not set any energy performance criteria, but does require organizations to continually improve their energy performance.
Why obtain ISO 50001 certification?
Companies adhering to the ISO 50001 standard create energy efficiency goals related to their energy policy. By reviewing the implementation of the energy policy, organizations continually improve their energy management, drive down costs and greenhouse gas emissions, and increase their green credentials. Reducing energy use can significantly reduce a company’s carbon footprint and form a key part of a Corporate Social Responsibility program.
Important provisions of ISO 50001
ISO 50001 is based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) methodology, used in ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 50001, which can be summarized as:
• Plan: create objectives and processes to implement the energy management policy;
• Do: Implement the processes;
• Check: audit and report the results of the processes against the policy and any legal and other requirements; and
• Act: continually improve the company’s energy performance.
The structure of ISO 50001 is designed according to other ISO management system standards, in particular ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems).
Unlike ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards, ISO 50001 actually requires organizations to improve their energy performance. ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 require organizations to improve the management system performance, but do not require actual improvements to environmental or quality performance.
How can Red-on-line help me implement ISO 50001?
Red-on-line can also inform you of the latest changes to the ISO 50001 standard to ensure your energy management system continues to comply with ISO’s certification requirements.
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