Energy Management System
ISO 50001 “Energy Management Systems Requirements and guidelines for use” deﬁnes the requirements To create, start, maintain and improve an energy management system. Such system enables the business to have a systematic approach to constantly improve its energy performance interms of a more efﬁcient and sustainable use of energy, regardless of its form.
ISO 50001 is applicable to all factors determining energy performance and that can be controlled and inﬂuenced by the company. The structure of the standard is aligned with that of other system standards such as ISO 9001 (quality management systems) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems), there for eit can either be used independently or it can be integrated with other systems.
The standar disapplicable to chemical, pharmaceutical, electronics, engineering, metallurgical, textile, paper, food, business services, ESCO (EnergyServiceCompany), Public Administrations, massretailers, trade associations and, generally speaking, to any business that wants to provetheir compliance with energy policies through self-evaluation ands elf-declaration of conformity or through third party certiﬁcation of their energy management system
The certiﬁcation of an Energy Management System allows you to get several beneﬁts, including:
BENEFIT OF ISO 50001
Implementation of processesnecessary to analyst the energy consumption
Activation of contingency plans
Deﬁnition of objectives and performance indicatorstor educe energy consumption
Identiﬁcation of opportunities to improve energy efﬁciency
Improvemen to freputation and image of the brand
- Show share holders, customers and employees, an evidence of company’s commitment to reduce energy consumption and emissions of green house gases (GHG)
- The achievement of ISO 50001 certiﬁcation proves business attention for environmental impact and represents asigniﬁcant advantage over other competitors. Such certiﬁcation creates also new business opportunities and helps the company better serve theneeds of current customers and suppliers.