ISO 50001-Energy Management System

The ISO 50001 standard is a global benchmark that has been designed by ISO to promote energy efficiency and environmental responsibility to leading industrial establishments in the world. The program was started due to the realization that there was an increasing need for governments and private sector players in the manufacturing sector to prioritize energy conservation through effective methods that can be internationally harmonized.

Work on the ISO 50001 began in 2007; however the standard body ISO unveiled the new standard late 2010. The program has been endorsed by leading industrial nations including the United States and the United Nations Industrial Development organization (UNIDO). The ISO 50001 aims at creating a framework approach for industrial establishments and plants to manage and effectively conserve all aspects of energy usage that include procurement and utilization.

ISO 50001 Application:

  • ISO 50001 certified industrial plants that have successfully adopted independent, verifiable and efficient energy management strategies. The strategies include effective technical capacity to reduce energy input, energy costs and negative environmental impact while at the same time utilizes all inputs of energy at the highest level of efficiency.
  • Industrial plants that have considerably reduced energy intensity will be recognized in addition to plants that considerably reduce their over reliance of fossil fuels to general industrial electricity. The rational is based on the research that fossil fuels contributed to almost 95% of Green House Gases (GHS).
  • ISO 50001 certified industrial plants will include companies and suppliers that have incorporated and fully integrated a functional energy efficient and management approach into their general company management practice. Furthermore the companies will adopt an effective and efficient methodology for identifying and implementing potential improvements for energy efficiency.

The following are some of the ISO 50001 benefits: 

  • ISO 50001 will help organization and industries make complete and effective use of their existing and potential energy assets in their production.
  • Provides reasonable frameworks in measuring, documenting and reporting energy intensity or efficiency objectives as well as suggested methodology on impact assessment of energy management programs on the environment and emissions of green house gases.
  • Promotes and facilitates communication and transparency in energy resource management, upholds best innovations and behaviors in energy control regulation and management.
  • ISO 50001 will provide a logical framework in prioritizing and evaluating the consistent implementation of the energy management programs and energy efficient technological adoptions in industrial plants world wide throughout the supply chain.

Our approach

QSE adopts a “Ten Step Approach” to Registration. This approach, designed and perfected by QSE, addresses each element of the Standard in an easy to implement manner. Various elements merge with each other seamlessly and so effortlessly that the end product is a top-notch quality system. This quality system meets or exceeds the requirements of any Registrar and promotes a culture of quality consciousness throughout the organization. Our approach is so complete that we have helped over 600 companies obtain certification, of which, majority have obtained certification with zero deficiencies.