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ISO 50001 - An Introduction

ISO 50001:2018 is an internationally recognised standard that provides a systematic framework for organsiations to enhance their energy management practices and improve their energy use.  It is designed to help organisations improve energy efficiency, reduce energy consumption, lower operational costs and minimise their environmental impact.

ISO 50001 is compatible with other management system standards particularly the widely used ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standard and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems standard.

NSAI is accredited by the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) to provide certification to I.S. EN ISO 50001:2018

ISO 50001:2018 Requires Organisations to:

  • Understand internal and external Issues and the needs and expectations of Interested parties related to energy management
  • Determine the boundaries, applicability and scope of the energy management system
  • Demonstrate leadership commitment to energy management
  • Establish an energy policy, energy objectives and an energy planning process
  • Develop and conduct an energy review and establish an energy baseline
  • Identify EnPIs (Energy Performance Indicators) appropriate for monitoring and measuring energy performance
  • Establish & maintain documents required by the standard
  • Encourage participation of employees in energy management
  • Demonstrate continual energy performance Improvement

An effective energy management system based on ISO 50001:2018 provides an organisation's top management with a roadmap which allows them to:

  • Minimise energy usage.

  • More effectively meet legislative and regulatory requirements and therefore be viewed more favourably by regulators.

  • Provide an opportunity to systematically plan, control and monitor operational activities and processes that may impact on energy usage.

  • Incorporate energy efficiency in the planning of all new investments.

NSAI Registration

Third party registration of energy management systems (EnMS) provides confidence that energy issues are being managed in accordance with internationally recognised standards and procedures.  NSAI's EnMS auditors are highly competent, qualified professionals with many years industrial experience combined with energy and auditing qualifications.

The Benefits of Registration

Registration can:

  • Promote continual improvement
  • Challenge the system in light of changing expectations
  • Satisfy the expectations of most stakeholders
  • Ensure greater level of control
  • Enhance image
  • Demonstrate transparency and commitment
  • Provide independent verification to interested parties

If you wish to receive a no obligation quotation for certification please complete the request form specific to ISO 50001, available here