What's ISO 50001:2011; Energy management systems - Requirements with guidance for use

ISO 50001 is the new international energy management systems (EnMS) standard. It is the first global EnMS standard that follows a range of national and regional standards such as EN 16001. The ISO 50001 EnMS is based on the management system model that is already understood and implemented by organizations worldwide. Deming’s “Plan-Do-Check-Act” underpins the standard, as is the case with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and other established management system standards.

ISO estimates that the standard could influence up to 60% of the world’s energy use.

Who can use ISO 50001?

ISO 50001 has been designed for implementation by any organization irrespective of size, sector or geographical location with focus on any industry that utilizes energy in its various forms, extensively.

Why is ISO 50001 important to your organization?

Organisational drivers for ISO 50001 certification include:

  • Assist organizations in making better use of energy-consuming assets
  • Facilitate transparency/communication on management of energy resources
  • Promote energy management best practices
  • Assist facilities in evaluating and prioritizing the implementation of new energy-efficient technologies
  • Provide framework for energy efficiency throughout the supply chain
  • Facilitate energy management improvements for GHG emissions reduction projects
  • Integration with existing organisational management systems

ISO 50001 benefits to your business

ADIQC's approach delivers tangible business benefits through a combination of a structured project management approach and clear communication underpinned with the technical expertise of our team.

  • Costs cut through increased efficiency thereby delivering competitive advantage
  • Energy security risks reduced through improved energy performance
  • Increased stakeholder confidence and employee engagement due to organisational commitment to integrated climate change emissions reduction strategy
  • Productivity compliance improved
  • Policies formalised
  • Ease of integration with existing ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 system standards
  • Seamless migration from EN 16001 to ISO 50001

We know that good communication is pivotal in delivering transparency through every step of the ISO 50001 certification process. We work with our clients and governing organizations and set clear expectations on deliverables. Our unique approach ensures your certification is cost-effective with minimal disruption to your organization