ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems for Business

Implementing ISO 50001 requires a well-documented energy management system based on applicable parts from other standards and international or national requirements.

Planning and implementation can be compared to building the foundation for your energy management system. The standard is intended to be used by organizations regardless of sector or geographic location. Although its primary focus is on energy use within an organization, ISO 50001 can also help improve energy-related aspects of services provided to customers.

What Does ISO 5001 Do?

ISO 50001 can help organizations:

  • reduce energy costs, including those associated with energy-related aspects of services provided to customers;
  • improve competitiveness by reducing operating costs;
  • implement best practice in a systematic and auditable manner to achieve high standards of performance;
  • regularly track and improve energy performance and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from all energy sources;
  • implement an effective energy management system, with the ability to provide evidence of improved energy performance that could be used within industry benchmarks or for recognition by third parties;
  • use energy as a strategic resource to achieve long-term environmental goals and increase sustainability.

How to Start Your Certification

During the planning phase, a team is formed to take responsibility for the implementation process. The size of this team varies with the size and complexity of your organization’s energy use, but it generally includes representatives from all areas with an interest in the standard. Important aspects are:

  • Find out about what other international or national standards can be applied to meet the requirements of ISO 50001. This reduces the number of additional documents you’ll need to create and maintain.
  • Establish a list of other (external) stakeholders that should be involved in implementing the energy management system.
  • Identify existing and planned energy-related projects that may already satisfy one or more requirements of ISO 50001. These could include activities such as:

– an ICT project with a goal of increased efficiency;

– activities to improve the energy performance of offices or manufacturing facilities;

– activities to increase the energy efficiency of products and services. If so, consider integrating their requirements into your system as you develop it.

  • A list of specific organization goals that may be supported by implementation of ISO 50001 should also be compiled at this time.


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The Process



We review your existing management systems in relation to requirements of the relevant standards for certification.


Stage 1 Audit

A review of your management system(s) documentation is undertaken as the first step in the certification process.


Certification Audit

The Certification Audit is conducted on site to verify that you have implemented the management system across your organisation.


Years 2 & 3: Certification Maintenance

We will conduct an annual Surveillance Audit to check the ongoing implementation of management systems across your organisation.

The Benefits

With the ISO 50001 standard, you can

Reduce costs . Most organisations can reduce their energy costs by at least 20%.

Enhance your brand.

Increase productivity and competitiveness.

Improve staff wellbeing.

Improve performance.