Reduce energy costs and achieve a competitive advantage
Organisations the world over are facing rising energy prices. This comes at a time of increasing competitive pressure that is forcing companies to find new ways to reduce their total overheads. Additionally, the greenhouse gas emissions produced by organisations are a growing concern. In light of these developments, organisations must find ways to manage energy use while at the same time communicating energy management efforts to an increasingly environmentally conscious public.
What is ISO 50001?
ISO 50001 is a voluntary international standard that gives organisations of any size a way to systematically optimise energy performance in all processes and promote more efficient energy management. The framework is compatible with the ISO 14001 environmental management standard.
First published in 2011, a revised edition of the ISO 50001 energy management system standard was released by ISO on 21 August 2018. This date marks the beginning of a three-year transition period, which means that certificates according to ISO 50001:2011 will no longer be valid after August 2021.
Prepare for the transition to ISO 50001:2018
Organisations certified to ISO 50001:2011 are advised to review the new requirements at an early stage, and to adapt and revise their processes accordingly. TÜV SÜD supports companies with the transition from ISO 50001:2011 to ISO 50001:2018 by offering a DELTA Audit. Within the scope of the DELTA Audit, we conduct relevant gap analysis to assess your existing processes, specifications, and procedures, identify nonconformities and differences, and point out weaknesses in terms of ISO 50001:2018 requirements. Contact us to learn more.
Read more about ISO 50001:2018 requirements and transition timelines here.
Why is energy management important?
ISO 50001 is one of the few management systems that offer measurable cost benefits to organisations. It allows your business to achieve greater transparency and promotes best practises in energy management by demonstrating how energy is consumed throughout your value chain. The ISO 50001 energy management system (EnMS) framework is widely known to improve bottom lines through systematic improvements in energy efficiency and consumption while enhancing a company’s reputation and environmental performance.
ISO 50001 audit process
How can we help you?
TÜV SÜD is an internationally accredited Certification Body for various management systems. We have the experience and knowledge to provide solutions that reduce cost and risks. Working in partnership with your people, our experts can identify inefficiencies in your energy management strategy.
Our ISO 50001 services
Pre-audit (optional) A preliminary evaluation determines which requirements your company already fulfils.
Audit level 1 and subsequent documentation review We collect information on the basic EnMS processes, prepare the certification audit and check for compliant documentation.
Certification audit We assess the practical implementation of your company’s EnMS, including interviews with different members of staff, review of facts and figures, and site inspection.
Awarding the certificate The certificate is awarded, confirming that your EnMS conforms to the ISO 50001 standard.
Surveillance audits Our annual surveillance audits provide ongoing support in the continuous optimisation of your processes.
Re-certification ISO 50001 certifications are valid for three years, after which your company needs to be re-certified
Why choose TÜV SÜD for ISO 50001 certification?
A premium quality, safety and sustainability solutions provider that specialises in testing, inspection, auditing, certification, training and knowledge services, TÜV SÜD is one of the market leaders in Germany for ISO 50001 certification. We have experts who possess up-to-date knowledge of the major energy and carbon management policies, regulations and requirements in markets worldwide. By certifying with us, you enjoy global recognition of your company’s ongoing commitment to excellence, sustainability and reliability. Beyond certification, we also arm you with tools and best practices to assess and improve your energy efficiency.
The TÜV SÜD certification mark
Our ISO 50001 certification mark equips your organisation with a powerful and recognisable demonstration of your commitment to excellence, sustainability and reliability.
ISO 50001:2018 transition
Companies currently certified according to ISO 50001:2011 will need to transition to the new standard within a given timeline in order to maintain the validity of the certification.
Expiry of the validity of certificates ISO 50001:2011: August 2021
From the following date only audits according to ISO 50001:2018 are permitted: February 2020
Requirements - what is new?
The ISO 50001:2018 Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, shares the structure of widespread ISO management system standards such as ISO 9001 Quality management and ISO 14001 Environmental management. The objective of the common structure is to ease the integration of new and existing management systems in an organisation. Furthermore, the updated version includes a stronger emphasis on the responsibilities of top management, and highlights the importance of instilling a cultural change in the organisation.
Key changes include:
Adoption of ISO’s requirements for management system standards, including a high-level structure, identical core text, and common terms and definitions, to ensure a high level of compatibility with other management system standards;
Improved integration with strategic management processes;
Clarification of language and document structure;
Stronger emphasis on the role of top Management;
Adoption of context order for the terms and their definitions in Clause 3 and update of some definitions;
Inclusion of new definitions, including energy performance improvement;
Clarification on exclusions of energy types;
Clarification of “energy review”;
Introduction of the concept of normalization of energy performance indicators [EnPI(s)] and associated energy baselines [EnB(s)];
Addition of details on the energy data collection plan and related requirements (previously energy measurement plan);
Clarification of text related to energy performance indicators [EnPI(s)] and energy baselines [EnB(s)] in order to provide a better understanding of these concepts.