ISO 50001
  • Rapid certification
  • Improved energy efficiency – costs down, profits up
  • Complements ISO 14001

ISO 50001

The ISO 50001 energy management standard will provide you with a management system that allows more control over your energy usage. The successful application of the standard will help you to reduce your energy costs through improved efficiency and enable you to monitor future usage and costs. Achieving ISO 50001 will keep you up to date with the latest industry best practice and keep you ahead of your competitors.

ISO 50001 certification will also provide a way of meeting the governments ESOS (Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme). This is a mandatory energy assessment scheme for organisations in the UK that are required to comply.

What is ESOS?

The government has set up ESOS to implement Article 8 (4-6) of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive and will require qualifying organisations in the UK to carry out ESOS assessments every 4 years. All “large UK undertakings and their corporate groups” must carry out their ESOS assessment by 5th December 2015. You can find more information on the gov.uk website.

So what does it mean if I have achieved ISO 50001 certification?
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have stated that if your energy management system is certified by an approved certification body and covers all of your energy use, this will count as your ESOS assessment. This means you don’t have to carry out a further assessment. For more information about this route to compliance please call DAT Consulting and talk to one of our experienced consultants.

The advantages of taking this route are:

ISO 50001 will integrate with your existing ISO management systems, for example ISO 9001, which your employees will be familiar with. This will help keep disruption to a minimum.

ISO 50001 is a recognised international standard.

ISO 50001 gives you

More control over your energy usage.

A route to compliance with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

A way to create value from your ESOS assessment.

A reduction in your costs.

Protection from future price rises.

Guidance on evaluating new energy-efficient technologies.

Energy management best practices.

A means to achieve continual improvement in your management of energy.

An enhanced reputation with clients and potential clients.

Competitive advantage.

Confidence that you comply with legal and other requirements to which you subscribe.

Improved employee morale.

Peace of mind – knowing that you are doing your bit to limit the impact of climate change.

ISO 5001 consultants

We can help you with any aspect of your energy management system, from writing an energy management policy to a full system ready for audit by a UKAS-accredited certification body. 

Gap analysis between your system and the requirements of the standard.

An understanding of your key energy using processes.

Targets for future improvements.

Operational controls to help you achieve your energy management objectives.

A network of engaged and motivated ‘energy champions’.

Energy audits.

Internal audits of both your system and compliance with legislation.

Reviews to check whether the system continues to meet the requirements of the standard.

Training to improve general understanding, conduct energy audits and other internal audits.

Creation and maintenance of your register of legislation and other requirements.