ISO 50001 EnMS Standard

‘Energy saved is energy produced’, is a catch phrase that applies to all organizations across the globe. Along with increasing awareness of environmental sensitivity, energy efficiency has also attracted the attention of the International Standards Organization. ISO released its Energy Management System Standard 50001 in 2011, modeled around the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards. Implementing ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 would improve output quality and environmental performance, but these two standards do not specifically address the important aspect of improving energy efficiency. The ISO 50001 is hence a major leap forward in terms of quantifying an organizations energy performance.

All organizations that implement ISO 9001 and/or ISO 14001 are candidates for ISO 50001 EnMS, since this standard represents a mechanism by which the organization can build further consolidate the benefits achieved by putting in place robust Quality Management and Environment Management Systems.

Implementing ISO 50001 EnMS brings the following benefits to organizations:

  • Incorporates energy management within the business practices of your organization
  • Optimizes energy consuming assets
  • Reduced Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from your business operations
  • Reduction in energy costs
  • Increased adherence to ‘green manufacturing’ approaches and reduced carbon footprint
  • Readiness to meet current and future legislation on GHG emission targets
  • Increased awareness towards energy efficiency across the organization

Pentagon will work with you throughout the implementation of ISO 50001 by:

  • Helping you evolve an Energy Policy regardless of whether one exists or not
  • Setting up a cross-functional energy management team to oversee the implementation of your energy policy
  • Reviewing the existing energy management systems
  • Establishing the baselines for energy efficiency across the organization, through Energy Performance Indicators (EnPIs)
  • Setting target levels of energy performance
  • Setting up processes for measurement, management and documentation of energy use
  • Periodically auditing your energy management processes to ensure continuous improvements