What is ISO 50001:2011?
ISO 50001 Energy Management System certification, provides a framework for establishing energy management best practice to help organisations to improve their energy efficiency plus make a return on investment by implementing ISO 50001. The standard enables organisations to establish the systems and processes necessary to improve energy performance, including energy efficiency, use, and consumption.
Benefits of ISO 50001
By achieving certification to this international, best-practice Energy Management standard, your organisation will accrue some of the numerous benefits of ISO 50001, including:
• Energy reduction of up 10% within first 12 months
• Reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and carbon footprint.
• Globally recognised International Standard
• Assist in compliance with current and future voluntary and/or mandatory energy efficiency targets.
• Improved corporate image and credibility among customers, clients and stakeholders
• Informed decision-making processes from system design through to operation and maintenance
• Increased energy awareness among staff members at all levels.
• Improved operational efficiencies and maintenance practices
ISO 50001 Accreditation
Certification Europe was the first certification body in Western Europe to become an accredited certification body (accredited by INAB) to certify organisations with ISO 50001 certificates. We issued the world’s first accredited ISO 50001 certificate in September 2011. We have transitioned to ISO 50001:2018 and certify clients in Ireland, Italy and the UK.
Accreditation is the process by which a certification body is recognised to offer certification services. In order to become accredited, Certification Europe is required to implement ISO 17021 which is a set of requirements for certification bodies providing auditing and certification of management systems. Certification Europe is audited annually by our accreditation bodies to ensure its services meet the exact requirements of the relevant accreditation standards.
Please visit Our Accreditation page for further information on our accreditation.
What industries implement ISO 50001?
The energy standard is applicable to organisations both large and small, irrespective of geographical, cultural or social conditions. ISO 50001 has been structured to be aligned with other popular industry management system standards, so it is possible to integrate an energy management system (EnMS) with your existing management system(s). Certification Europe has operational experience in energy management in the EU, Africa and Asia.
The energy management standard lasts for three years and is subject to mandatory audits every year to ensure that you are compliant. At the end of the three years, you will be required to complete a reassessment audit in order to receive the standard for an additional three years.
*Certification Review & Decision includes; granting, refusing, maintaining, renewing, suspending, restoring or withdrawing certification or expanding or reducing the scope of the certification.
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