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ISO 50001

ISO 50001 Supports standard organizations in developing systems and processes to improve their energy efficiency. Specifies that the standards meet the Certification requirements. ISO 50001: 2018 is the newly revised international standard for energy management that provides the strongest framework for enhancing energy efficiency in public and private sector organizations. Energy is a critical component of commercial processes, and energy expenditure is a significant cost center for organizations, regardless of the activities they perform. Prices of an individual organization cannot influence energy prices; however, energy can improve performance, reduce energy consumption, and save costs. In addition to cost savings, ISO 50001 Certified companies can show customers, investors, and shareholders that they are making a significant contribution to reducing energy use and mitigating global warming. This Certification is widely recognized by organizations of all scales and sectors. As a result, carbon emissions are reduced, and corporate image is enhanced.

ISO 50001 is a quality management standard that defines the requirements for companies to have in place an effective system of managing their environmental risks. The ISO 50001 energy management standard has been developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and it is based on the ISO 9001:2008 standard, which was published in 2008. The main goal of this new quality management standard is to provide a framework for organizations to manage their environmental risks and minimize them as much as possible. It also aims at providing these organizations with tools that will help them achieve this goal efficiently and effectively.

Among others, the following requirements for ISO 50001 Certification must be met
Representation of the scope of the energy management system
Formation of Energy Policy and Communication with the labor force workforce
Establishment and evaluation of energy aspects
Determination of behavioral patterns
Determination and monitoring of energy consumers
Evaluation of current energy consumption
Determination, optimization, and documentation of energy-relevant processes
Performance of Energy Audit and Management Reviews
Identification of energy conservation potential
Continuous improvement of energy performance

At the beginning of the process, the audit team establishes the company’s Certification (Stage 1 audit). The Certification audit (Stage 2 audit) is followed to assess the compliance of the energy management system with the requirements of ISO 50001. This Stage 2 audit includes documentation review, employee meetings, and evaluation of company processes.

What are some benefits of implementing ISO 50001?

  • ISO 50001 is a quality management standard that helps organizations to improve their customer service, product quality, ty, and overall performance. 
  • It also provides guidelines for the implementation of ISO 9001 standards. 
  • Provide a framework for managing business proctors to achieve optimal results. 
  • It also ensures that all the employees are aware of their roles and responsibilities within the organization as well as how they can contribute towards improving its performance. 
  • This will help them understand what is expected from them and how they can contribute towards achieving better results.

What are the benefits Benefits of ISO 50001?

Identifying potential savings opportunities

Low energy cost

Reduced CO2 emissions

Improved sustainability (resource efficiency)

Global recognition

Improve customer experience

Improved productivity

Conversion to ISO 50001: 2018

For organizations that have already gone through the transition process into ISO 9001 or ISO 14001, you will be familiar with the Certificates for the ‘old’ version, which will expire on August 20, 2021.

While this may seem like a long way off, we recommend that an early start to the process be beneficial. We therefore recommend at NQA that you begin to prepare for the transition as soon as possible and plan properly to incorporate the necessary changes into your management system.

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