ISO 50001 is based on the management system model of continual improvement also used for other well-known standards such as ISO 9001 or ISO 14001. This makes it easier for organizations to integrate energy management into their overall efforts to improve quality and environmental management.
ISO 50001 provides a framework of requirements for organizations to:
- Develop a policy for more efficient use of energy
- Fix targets and objectives to meet the policy
- Use data to better understand and make decisions about energy use
- Measure the results
- Review how well the policy works
- Continually improve energy management.
It is ultimately a framework to help businesses of all sizes to help implement an energy management system (EnMS). It primarily helps businesses to manage & reduce energy usage as well as reducing energy costs.
Regardless of if you are a small to medium size business or a large corporate organisation, ISO 50001 enables you to manage your energy in a standardised way which complies to government regulations whilst providing real time benefits for your company and reduce the impact your business has on the earth.
Whether you are wanting to reduce costs, fulfil legal directives, reduce your carbon footprint or increase your sustainability and become ISO 50001 certified, or just voluntarily following the protocols, ISO 50001 provides you a set of guidelines to allow you to achieve them all.