ISO 50001:2011, Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, is a voluntary International Standard developed by ISO (International Organization for Standardization).
ISO 50001 gives organizations the requirements for energy management systems (EnMS).
ISO 50001 provides benefits for organizations large and small, in both public and private sectors, in manufacturing and services, in all regions of the world.
ISO 50001 will establish a framework for industrial plants; commercial, institutional, and governmental facilities; and entire organizations to manage energy.
Targeting broad applicability across national economic sectors, it is estimated that the standard could influence up to 60 % of the world’s energy use.
Individual organizations cannot control energy prices, government policies or the global economy, but they can improve the way they manage energy in the here and now. Improved energy performance can provide rapid benefits for an organization by maximizing the use of its energy sources and energy-related assets, reducing both energy cost and consumption. The organization will also make positive contributions toward reducing depletion of energy resources and mitigating worldwide effects of energy use, such as global warming.
ISO 50001 is based on the management system model that is already understood and implemented by organizations worldwide. It can make a positive difference for organizations of all types in the very near future, while supporting longer term efforts for improved energy technologies.
ISO 50001 will provide public and private sector organizations with management strategies to increase energy efficiency, reduce costs and improve energy performance.The standard is intended to provide organizations with a recognized framework for integrating energy performance into their management practices.
Multinational organizations will have access to a single, harmonized standard for implementation across the organization with a logical and consistent methodology for identifying and implementing improvements.
ISO 50001 is based on the ISO management system model familiar to more than a million organizations worldwide who implement standards such as ISO 9001 (quality management)
ISO 14001 (environmental management)
ISO 22000 (food safety), ISO/IEC 27001 (information security)
In particular, ISO 50001 follows the Plan-Do-Check-Act process for continual improvement of the energy management system.
These characteristics enable organizations to integrate energy management now with their overall efforts to improve quality, environmental management and other challenges addressed by their management systems.
ISO 50001 can be implemented individually or integrated with other management system standards.
This International Standard is based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act continual improvement framework and incorporates energy management into everyday organizational practices.
|Plan||:||conduct the energy review and establish the baseline, energy performance indicators (EnPIs), objectives, targets and action plans necessary to deliver results in accordance with opportunities to improve energy performance and the organization’s energy policy.|
|Do||:||implement the energy management action plans.|
|Check||:||monitor and measure processes and the key characteristics of its operations that determine energy performance against the energy policy and objectives and report the results.|
|Act||:||take actions to continually improve energy performance and the EnMS.|