ISO 50001

Energy Management Systems

"The easiest way to save money is to waste less energy" - Barack Obama

Increasing the efficiency of energy use induces benefits for both the organization and the community. Reduced costs, conservation of natural resources or tackling climate change are among the most obvious.

ISO 50001 has been created with the aim to support organizations in developing an Energy Management System (EnMS) as a tool to reduce the energy use and therefore energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

The standard focuses on a number of aspects, among them it is required for the organization to perform an energy review, define an energy baseline and identify appropriate energy performance indicators for monitoring and measuring energy performance.

ISO 50001 requires the organizations to demonstrate that they have improved their energy performance, but offers the freedom for each company to define the targets and actions to achieve them. An objective of the EnMS is to stimulate organizations to identify energy reduction opportunities involving all personnel in this process.

The standard is applicable to organizations of all types and sizes that intent to use energy more efficiently and reduce costs, look for alternatives to the fossil fuels and enhance their reputation as a socially responsible organization.

It can be implemented and certified individually or it can be integrated with other management system standard, the most popular choices being ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.