MANAGING ENERGY EFFICIENTLY
Energy savings and lower costs go hand in hand – as long as you have an energy management system certified to ISO 50001. This standard helps to improve energy efficiency and drive sustainability in your business.
An energy management systems contributes to several issues: an organization may lower its CO2 emissions and satisfy the legal requirements. By that, you might even lower your tax bill in certain circumstances.
ISO 50001, which was first published in 2011, provides a sound foundation for a comprehensive energy management system. Being based on the PDCA model, the standard integrates easily into existing management systems. It is designed to continually improve your organization’s energy performance by focusing on energy reviews and the introduction of an energy planning process. Its key requirements include systematic capturing of energy flows; listing of energy objectives/targets and action plans; and detailed, suitable monitoring mechanisms. In addition to efficiency gains, you’ll enjoy extra confidence and peace of mind from meeting the legal requirements.
We plan each certification individually and coordinate the audits with you based on your own circumstances, corporate objectives and success factors. A pre-assessment can provide a starting point to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement. For larger certification projects, a project planning meeting is a great opportunity for you to meet the lead auditor and jointly develop a customized audit plan for your organization’s locations and divisions. The DQS certificate documents that your organization successfully satisfies all the requirements (recertification every three years). Initial certifications and recertifications can only be performed by organizations that meet the ISO 50003 accreditation requirements.
ISO 50001 has been under revision since the summer of 2016. The biggest change is the adoption of the new high-level structure for all management system standards. However, the revision also brings new energy performance requirements. For example, all future external and internal issues will have to be assessed for their impact on the energy management system's ability to improve energy performance. The new standard also provides further details and clarifications for criteria such as the “energy review" and "planning for energy data collection". A German language draft has been available as ISO/DIS 50001:2017 since August 2017; the final version is scheduled for publication in January 2019.