ISO 50001 is the global standard for Energy Management Systems, made by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The standard intends to help associations persistently reduce their energy use and in this way their energy costs and their ozone-harming substance discharges.
ISO 50001 standard determines the necessities for setting up, actualizing, and improving an energy management system, whose design is to empower an association to follow an efficient methodology in accomplishing continuous improvement of energy performance, including energy effectiveness, energy security, energy use, and consumption.
ISO 50001 was initially discharged by ISO in June 2011 and is appropriate for any association, whatever its size, sector or physical location. The subsequent version, ISO 50001:2018 was discharged in August 2018.
The framework is designed according to the ISO 9001 Quality management system and the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) and the 2018 adaptation has provisions measured with both.
A critical component in ISO 50001 is the prerequisite to "... improve the EnMS and the subsequent energy execution" (proviso 4.2.1 c). Different measures referenced here (ISO 9001 and ISO 14001) both expect improvement to the viability of the Administration Framework however not to the quality of the item/service (ISO 9001) or ecological execution (ISO 14001). It is foreseen that by executing ISO 9001 and 14001 together an association would improve quality and environmental execution, yet the standards don't right now indicate this as a necessity.
ISO 50001 2018, has made a significant jump forward in 'increasing current standards' by requiring an association to show that they have improved their energy execution. There are no quantitative targets determined – an association picks its own at that point and makes an activity intend to arrive at the objectives. With this organized methodology, an association is bound to see some concrete financial advantages.
ISO 50001 2018 Gives a Structure of Necessities to Associations to:
- Develop an approach for progressively proficient utilization of energy
- Fix targets and goals to meet the approach
- Use the information to all the more likely comprehend and make decisions about energy use
- Measure the outcomes
- Review how well the strategy functions, and
- Continually improve the energy framework