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What is ISO 50001?
ISO 50001 is an international standard designed to help organisations to establish the systems and processes necessary to manage energy efficiency, use and consumption. Applicable to all types and sizes of organisations, the overall objective of the standard is to reduce workplace environmental impact; reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs.
What are the benefits of ISO 50001?
There are several benefits from the implementation of ISO 50001. These include:
- Improved control of energy use
- On-going reduction in energy use and costs
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
- Helping to meet current and future energy legislation
- Improving the image of your organisation
The implementation process can also lead to other beneficial process improvements
How do you go about fulfilling the elements of ISO 50001?
At the heart of ISO 50001 is the creation and operation of an Energy Management System (EnMS). This defines an organisation’s energy management, uses reduction objectives and puts in place systems and processes to ensure these are achieved. The starting point for ISO 50001 is top management commitment to the concept of structured energy management.
With this commitment in place the Planning phase of EnMS development can begin. This will include a statement of the organisation’s commitment to energy use reduction and continual improvement, which sets the strategic direction that the EnMS seeks to achieve. The energy planning phase examines current energy use and practice and uncovers opportunities for improvement. This includes a detailed energy audit which is then used as the baseline.
In addition, Energy Performance Indicators (EPIs) are identified to facilitate on-going measurement of energy performance. Energy objectives (targets) are identified and action plans established to ensure these targets are met in operation.
The implementation phase will include training, communication and awareness, documentation and document control, operational control and design and procurement. All specifically related to products and services.
The check or review phase includes monitoring, non-conformance, corrective and preventative action and continuous improvement. A vital element of this phase is the auditing of the EnMS. Auditing ensures your system continues to conform the requirements of the standard. The output from the management review informs how your organisation will act to ensure objectives are met and continual improvement in maintained. Any required changes are then planned as the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle begins once more.
How do we achieve ISO 50001 certification?
For the issued ISO 50001 certificate to be of any value, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) must accredit the assessment body.
Only assessment bodies accredited by UKAS can include the "tick and crown" symbol in their logo. You may be offered unaccredited certification, or even ISO 50001 certification accredited by bodies other than UKAS. Often such services promise very attractive prices for 'fast track' certification, however it is possible that these types of certificates may not be acceptable to your customers.
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