What is ISO 50001?

Improve energy efficiency, reduce energy consumption and cut costs.

What is the ISO 50001 standard for energy management?

The ISO 50001 standard for energy management systems (EnMS) can help your organisation improve its energy efficiency. As well as saving you money by reducing energy consumption, it will also help you reduce your carbon footprint. This is turn can enhance your brand with customers, employees and other stakeholders.

Who is responsible for the ISO 50001 standard?

The International Organisation for Standardisation published the standard following consultation with industry experts from around the world. This means it has global business recognition that can enhance the reputation of your company.

Why is ISO 50001 necessary?

Until recently, the UK had few formal procedures or regulations to encourage better energy management. However, this started to change with initiatives like the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). Many large organisations that have implemented ESOS have benefited from a significant reduction in costs, as well as enhancing their environmental credentials, by reducing CO2 emissions. ISO 50001 helps companies build on this success by implementing an effective EnMS.

What are the benefits of ISO 50001 certification

The ISO 50001 standard can help you to save energy, reduce costs and meet increasingly strict environmental regulations. Its robust framework for an efficient Energy Management System (EnMS) will help you continually improve your organisation’s energy performance. As well as helping you reduce your energy bills, it will help you prepare for changes in energy prices.

Implementing the ISO 50001 will reduce business risks by ensuring your company complies with current legislation. It will also help you adapt to any changes in legislation. At the same time, it will demonstrate to all stakeholders your commitment to reducing your environmental impact.

Do I need certification to use the ISO 50001 standard?

As with other ISO standards, certification is not obligatory. Any organisation can implement the ISO 50001 standard and benefit from improved energy efficiency. However, gaining certification involves an independent assessment by qualified ISO standard auditors. This gives you added credibility when you claim to be ISO 50001 compliant.

You can find out more about our ISO 50001 certification process here.