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ISO 50001 FAQ’S

ISO 50001 FAQ’S

What is ISO 50001?

What is an Energy Management System?

Why should my company care about ISO 50001?

How does ISO 50001 fit with existing Management Systems?

Does my organization need to be certified to ISO 50001 to improve our energy management?

Can I be certified to ISO 50001 without having ISO 14001 certification?

What is ISO 50001?

ISO 50001 is an International Standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) It provide organizations an internationally recognized framework to  improve and manage their energy performance. This standard deals about the following:

  • Energy consumption and usage
  • Measurement, documentation, and reporting of energy consumption
  • Energy management plan development

What is an Energy Management System?

An energy management system is a set of processes that makes an organization to use data for information maintenance and energy performance improvement, while improving operational efficiencies it decreases energy intensity.

Why should my company care about ISO 50001?

Energy is a vital part of an organization’s process and can be one of the largest governable costs, depending on the activities. Organizations maximize the use of their energy sources, and energy-related assets based on improved energy performance. ISO 50001 provides a model for organizations to make positive impact towards reducing depletion of energy resources.

How does ISO 50001 fit with existing Management Systems?

ISO 50001 is based on a management system which is understood and implemented by worldwide organizations. This standard makes use of Plan-Do-Check-Act approach, to provide compatibility and integration opportunities. ISO 50001 can make a positive difference in organizations by providing better energy management practices.

Does my organization need to be certified to ISO 50001 to improve our energy management?

No. Organizations can take many steps to start better energy management without becoming certified. Nevertheless, certification to ISO 50001 provides an Integrated approach that incorporates energy management into the company resulting in substantiate energy savings and continual improvements in energy performance over time.

Can I be certified to ISO 50001 without having ISO 14001 certification?

Yes ISO 50001 has been developed as a stand-alone management system. If energy is your organization’s most important environmental impact it might be more seize to look at ISO 50001 as a first step on the way to exhibit greater environmental responsibility to your stakeholders.