Bring down carbon emissions and energy costs.
ISO 50001:2011 is the International Standard for Energy Management, released in June 2011 that replaces the British and European Standard BS EN 16001:2009.
Increased pressure to manage energy performance has led to many national and regional standards. Energy savings are at the forefront of actions that contribute to the sustainability of human activities. “Saving energy to reduce CO2 emissions” is the driving message in the fight against global warming.
Energy Management Systems offer a systematic approach to monitor and reduce the energy consumption in all kinds of organizations. ISO 50001 is the standard.
ISO 50001 is based on a Plan-Do-¬Check-Act cycle. Its requirements establish an energy policy with concrete objectives. These include putting in place actions to reduce and monitor energy use. Plus, verifying energy savings and planning ongoing improvements.
The ISO 50001 standard offers a comprehensive set of guidelines to meet carbon emissions reduction requirements. Based on regulatory compliance, it has the same structure as ISO 14001. ISO 50001 can be integrated easily to existing Quality, Safety and/or Environment Managements Systems.
With TUV SVERIGE as your partner, you’ll be sure of meeting the requirements of ISO 50001. Enabling you to play a major role by controlling your energy consumption and reducing your energy bill. In turn, this helps you increase your financial profitability and gain a competitive advantage.
Your benefits at a glance
• Significant financial savings can be achieved through increased energy efficiency. (Ofgem forecast energy prices will rise by at least 20% by 2020)
• Enhanced marketing capabilities. Make your business stand out.
• ISO 50001 is the most robust energy management system, enabling organisations continual improvements on energy performance
• Organisations can ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
• System Compatibility; ISO 50001 can be integrated with existing management systems
• If registered to ISO 14001, the ‘basic framework’ is already there
• Ensure best practice energy management systems are in place
• BS EN 16001 framework facilitates the management of energy bills and expenditure.
How to gain certification to ISO 50001?
• Applications for certification can be made by completing the EnMS questionnaire
• Assessment to ISO 50001 is undertaken by TUV_ SVERIGE. This consists of two mandatory visits which form the Initial Certification Audit
• Certification is granted by TUV_ SVERIGE and maintained by the client. Maintenance is confirmed through a programme of annual surveillance visits and a re-certification audit every three years.
Upgrading from BS EN 16001 – what’s changed?
• The BS EN 16001 standard is very similar to the ISO 50001 standard. The differences between the standards can be found in the 16001 – 50001 gap analysis.
• Organisations already registered can upgrade to ISO 50001 through an upgrade audit that would take place at head office and possibly a number of sites. This may be done as part of the ongoing surveillance for organisations already certified to BS EN 16001 by TUV_ SVERIGE.