Energy Management ISO 50001
Energy is critical to organizational operations and can be a major cost to organizations, whatever their activities. Energy can impose environmental and societal costs by depleting resources and contributing to problems such as climate change.
The development and deployment of technologies for new energy sources and renewable sources can take time. 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, thus reducing both energy cost and consumption.
What is Energy Management System
ISO 50001:2011, Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use and is based on the management system model of continual improvement also used for other well-known standards such as ISO 9001 or ISO 14001. This makes it easier for organizations to integrate energy management into their overall efforts to improve quality and environmental management.
ISO 50001:2011 provides a framework of requirements for organizations to:
- Develop a policy for more efficient use of energy
- Fix targets and objectives to meet the policy
- Use data to better understand and make decisions about energy use
- Measure the results
- Review how well the policy works, and
- Continually improve energy management.
- To mitigate the risk and information security breaches
- To demonstrate due diligence and due care
- To have a proactive approach to legal compliance, regulatory and contractual requirements
- To assure the internal controls of organizations
- Management’s commitment to the security of business and customers’ information
- Helps organization to have competitive advantage
Like all ISO management system standards, ISO 50001 has been designed for implementation by any organization, whatever its size or activities, whether in public or private sectors, regardless of its geographical location.
- Helps to achieve energy efficiency & compliance
- Reduced environmental impact – carbon & GHG
- Optimize energy-consuming assets
- Improves operations and capital cost decisions
- Improves transparency and communication on the management of energy resources