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The ISO 50001 explained

Posted on: 2011-10-27 17:00:09


The ISO 50001 is a new international Environmental Management Standard (EMS).  It is the first global EMS following a range of national & regional ISOs such as ISO 9001 and 14001.

The purpose of the ISO 50001 is to enable organisations to establish the systems and procedures necessary to improve energy performance including energy efficiency, energy use and consumption.

The ISO 50001 is a voluntary international EMS which was launched in June 2011 after 2 years of development.  It is based on the management system model that is already widely understood and implemented by organisations worldwide and follows the plan–do–check–act cycle.  This is a four-step model for carrying out change and continuous improvement.  This model underpins both ISO 9001 and 14001 and other well established management standards.

There are a number of benefits that can be gained from ISO 50001, such as:

Cost reduction

Increased energy efficiency

Improved environmental performance

Reduced risk

Increased energy security

The ISO 150001 has been designed for implementation by any organisation irrespective of size, sector, or geographical location that wishes to:-

Improve energy performance in a systemic way

Create apply maintain and improve an energy management system

Ensure that it confirms to its stated energy management system

Display such conformance to others.

The ISO 150001 will assist organisations in:

Making better use of energy-consuming equipment

Transparency/reporting on management of energy resources

Promoting energy management best practices

Encouraging the prioritising the implementation of new energy-efficient technologies

Providing a framework for energy efficiency throughout the supply chain

Energy management improvements for carbon reduction projects

For those who already have EMS in place, we can advise you on how to:

Migrate from BS EN 16001 to ISO 50001

Integrate from ISO 14001 to ISO 50001

Phase an approach from ISO 9001 to ISO 50001

For more information, please contact:

PB Energy Solutions Ltd