What is ISO 50001?

ISO 50001 is a globally recognised management system that supports businesses in all sectors to manage and reduce energy use and costs through the development of an Energy Management System (EnMS). Whilst certification to ISO 50001 is not obligatory, a well-designed EnMS is recognised as one of the most cost effective ways for continuous energy and cost reduction.

ISO 50001 is a sustainable business tool that helps organisations implement a flexible and robust EnMS. An EnMS is suitable for any organisation. It doesn’t matter whether your organisation operates from a single site or several – an EnMS can be worked across all of them. Benefits include:

  • Measuring and monitoring energy use to identify where to improve efficiency
  • Improving overall energy performance to cut energy consumption and bills
  • Reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and carbon footprint
  • Increasing sustainability credentials and meeting stakeholder and supply chain requirements
  • Identifying and managing the risks surrounding your future energy supply.
  • ISO 50001 is also a route to compliance with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), making future compliance easier.

Thorough Gap Analysis

Before your organisation pursues certification, we will perform a thorough Gap Analysis. We will analyse your current energy management strategy and any existing management systems, comparing them with the ISO 50001 standards. This will help you understand the steps your business should take in order to achieve certification.

We will also work with you to define your organisational boundaries and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of your current approach to energy management, detailing the actions required to close any operational or system gaps.

Once the Gap Analysis has been completed we will explain the best way to close the gaps and help you work towards certification.

Energy review and full report

This is an important step in the pursuit of ISO 50001 certification. As part of our service, we will carry out an energy review (or a series of energy reviews) and produce a report detailing energy use and consumption across the organisational boundaries identified in the Gap Analysis.

The report will also define your significant energy use and identify, prioritise and record opportunities for improving energy performance. Your energy baselines will be used to develop appropriate energy consumption projections and, through analysis of the data,

Energy Performance indicators will be identified to enable tracking of performance against targets.

Development of the ISO 50001 Energy Management System

In this final step and through a combination of desktop work and site visits, EIC Lead Auditors will develop an ISO 50001 Energy Management System tailored to your business. EIC Lead Assessors have an excellent track record, so you can be sure that your organisation is in safe hands. Our expert Lead Assessors:

  • Help you to become more energy efficient – which can save you money.
  • Provide you with essential guidance and support to make life simpler for you.
  • Ease the burdens that devising an EnMS may bring, so you have more time to concentrate on your business.
  • Interpret the standard for you and avoid confusion.
  • Provide you with peace of mind and reassurance that you have a robust and effective EnMS.
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To find out how we can help you meet ISO 50001 criteria, contact EIC today.

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