ISO 50001 is a standard that is intended to provide organizations with a recognized framework for integrating energy performance into their management practices.
Multinational organizations will have access to a single, harmonized standard for implementation across the organization with a logical and consistent methodology for identifying and implementing improvements.
The standard is intended to accomplish the following :
ISO 50001 is based on the ISO management system model familiar to more than a million organizations worldwide who implement standards such as ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 14001 (environmental management), ISO 22000 (food safety), ISO/IEC 27001 (information security).
In particular, ISO 50001 follows the Plan-Do-Check-Act process for continual improvement of the energy management system. These characteristics enable organizations to integrate energy management now with their overall efforts to improve quality, environmental management and other challenges addressed by their management systems.
ISO 50001 provides a framework of requirements enabling organizations to :
ISO 50001 is based on the management system model that is already understood and implemented by organizations worldwide. It can make a positive difference for organizations of all types in the very near future, while supporting long term efforts for improved energy technologies.
Certification is a valuable tool which you can use to demonstrate to your stakeholders that you meet the very latest energy management best practice. Certification will ensure that management systems are looked from an independent angle, by trained and experienced assessors to ensure that the benefits of the ISO 50001 Energy management is derived.
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Since publication of ISO 50001 last year, implementation and certification to ISO’s new energy management standard is gaining pace around the world. Statistics to the end of January 2012 (compiled by Reinhard Peglau, Senior Scientific Officer on Environmental Management at the German Federal Environment Agency), indicated that about 100 organizations in 26 countries had already achieved certification, and are reaping the benefits in increased energy efficiency, reduced costs and improved energy performance.
ISO 50001:2011, Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, is a new voluntary International Standard that establishes a framework for large and small industrial plants and commercial, institutional and government facilities to improve the way they manage energy.
Improved energy performance can provide rapid benefits for an organization by maximizing the use of its energy resources and energy-related assets, thus reducing both energy cost and consumption.
But is ISO 50001 really living up to the bold claims made for it ? ISO Focus+ decided to find out by asking four early ISO 50001 adopters to report on the measurable effects of ISO 50001 implementation. The organizations were selected from four very different sectors – a drinks manufacturer, a shipping line, a hotel, and a university campus – to ascertain if all were achieving energy saving benefits