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ISO50001: 2011 Energy Management Systems

ISO 50001:2011 is the international standard for "Energy Management Systems - requirements with guidance for use." The US Department of Energy (DOE) supports ISO50001 as a "proven approach for US industrial and commercial facilities to plan, manage, measure, and continually improve energy performance."

There is an ever-increasing demand for businesses to manage their energy usage in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner:

  • To meet legal and contractual energy compliance
  • To save money by managing energy more efficiently
  • To demonstrate a continual commitment to improved energy performance to customers and stakeholders.

When putting contracts up for tender, potential new suppliers are increasingly being assessed on their green credentials as much as on the products and services they offer.

Companies need to be aware of how they produce and deliver their products and in order to ensure a competitive advantage, they must work in the most environmentally friendly manner possible.

What is ISO50001?

The ISO50001 standard is a set of requirements that helps organizations develop an efficient Energy Management System (EnMS). ISO50001 helps organizations develop an energy policy and achieve objectives, taking into account its statutory, legal, and other requirements.

The standard specifies requirements applicable to energy use and consumption, including:

  • Measurement
  • Documentation and reporting
  • Design and procurement practices for equipment
  • Systems
  • Processes and personnel that contribute to energy performance

ISO50001 has been designed so that it can be applicable to any organization in any sector. ISO50001 has also been designed in such a way that it can easily be integrated into other management systems.

The benefits of using ISO50001

  • Reduced costs and/or better use of an organization's energy consumption
  • Compliance with legal, contractual, and statutory requirements
  • Create new business by commitment to being environmentally friendly
  • Promote energy management best practice throughout the supply chain
  • Plan and develop new energy efficient procedures and technologies
  • Support and develop the organization's brand by being committed to being environmentally friendly

Download ISO50001 Documentation

To help organizations comply with ISO50001, we have created the ISO50001 Energy Management System Documentation Toolkit. This toolkit contains all the pre-written documents and templates you need to meet the requirements for energy use and consumption.

The toolkit can be applied to any organization and provides a structure in which to run energy efficient projects.

Read more about the ISO50001 EnMS Toolkit here »

ISO50001: 2011 is the international version of the European Standard EN16001. Organizations that are implementing EN16001 can still achieve registration using the international ISO50001 documentation toolkit.