ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems will establish a framework for industrial plants, commercial facilities or entire organizations to manage energy. Targeting broad applicability across national economic sectors, the standard could influence up to 60 % of the world’s energy use.
Energy is critical to organisational operations and can be a major cost, whatever the activities. An idea can be gained by considering the use of energy through the supply chain of a business, from raw materials through to recycling and thinking about not only the cost impact but the environmental impact.
ISO 50001 will provide public and private sector organisations with management strategies to increase energy efficiency, reduce costs and improve energy performance.
The standard is intended to provide organisations with a recognised framework for integrating energy performance into their management practices and can be integrated with ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 due to its common elements.
For further information on the ISO 50001:2011 standard, download the publication from the ISO Standards website here