What is ISO 50001:2018
ISO 50001:2018 addresses the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system. An Energy management system (EnMS) enables an organization to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of energy performance in areas such as energy efficiency, use and consumption. The ISO 50001:2018 Standard aligns well with other ISO management standards with which is can be implemented quite easily.
Who Should Use ISO 50001
ISO 50001:2018 is relative to organizations that are looking to better position themselves in establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving and energy management system. Energy management systems have risen to high importance over the years due to climate change and the need for organizations to make immediate changes to their business models in order to protect the planet. This standard related to all organizations, regardless of size, because they all need to consume or use energy to create products and services.
What Are the Benefits of ISO 50001
ISO 9001:2015 aims to provide a practical and workable QMS for improving and monitoring all areas of your business.
Achieving the ISO 9001 standard is not about establishing a set of procedures that are complicated and difficult to manage. The aim is to provide a workable management system that is suitable for your organization, that, with the right support and the knowledge of your employees, you will create a system that will bring improvements to all areas.
Through the implementation process, the standard will help to focus on the important areas of the business and improve efficiency and provide a sound foundation, leading to increased productivity and profit. This in turn will improve your customer acquisition and retention.
Some of the main benefits of ISO 50001 certification include:
- Continually improving management performance
- Energy efficiency
- Energy security
- Energy use and consumption
- Continually reducing energy use
- Reducing energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions
How Do I Get Started with ISO 9001
When determining how to get started it is important to look at your internal resources. Do you have anyone on your team that knows the standard and can implement its criteria properly? If not, you may want to consider reaching out to an experienced consultant who can assess your organization and systems to determine what is needed for an effective implementation. Contact us.
If you are working towards the standard a copy of ISO 50001:2018 can be purchased here.