ISO50001 enables organizations to establish the systems and processes necessary to improve energy performance, including energy efficiency, use and consumption. Implementation is intended to lead to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and other related environmental impacts and energy cost through systematic management of energy (PDCA).
Benefits of ISO 50001
By achieving certification to ISO 50001 your organisation will be able to reap numerous benefits, including:
- Energy cost savings
- Reduced greenhouse-gas emissions and carbon footprint
- Increased energy awareness among staff
- Greater knowledge of equipment efficiencies
- Informed decision-making processes from system design through to operation
- Structured approach to the Right First Time methodologies
- Improved corporate image and credibility
- Improved operational efficiencies
- Improved maintenance practices
The standard will work for all sizes of organisations application of the International Standard can be tailored to fit the specific requirements of the organization, including the complexity of the system, degree of documentation, and resources.
ISO50001 is based on the common elements of ISO management system standards, ensuring a high level of compatibility notably with ISO9001 and ISO14001 or with other management systems. –Which means a company who is already certified in these standards, and should very easily implement ISO50001.
How Green Aware assists with implementation
Green Aware assists organisations in obtaining the ISO50001 energy standard. We have experienced energy consultants that can take an organisation from having no energy programme in place to successfully helping them achieve the ISO50001 standard.
- Creating transparency and facilitating communication on the management of energy resources
- Promoting energy management best practices and reinforcing good energy management behaviours
- Assisting facilities in evaluating and prioritizing the implementation of new energy-efficient technologies
- Providing a framework for promoting energy efficiency throughout the supply chain
- Facilitating energy management improvements for greenhouse gas emission reduction projects
- Working inline with other organizational management systems such as environmental, and health and safety
How Green Aware do it
- Implement and maintain a process to identify and quantify an organisation's activities that use energy and assess their current energy profile and baseline of performance
- Establish a specific energy policy with clear objectives and a programme to achieve these
- Ensure document and record control
- Maintain processes to ensure applicable legislation is identified, communicated within and compliance assessed
- Resource roles and responsibilities with regard to direct and indirect energy usage within the organisation
- Maintain good operational control in relation to energy usage and future consumption
- Monitor and measure the energy management systems performance as well as energy usage and related factors
- Apply energy management principles across all functions, from design, procurement through to operations
- Audit the system and review the system at a management level periodically
Working in line with best lean practices.
Conduct the energy review and establish the baseline, energy performance indicators (EnPIs), objectives, targets and action plans necessary to deliver results in accordance with opportunities to improve energy performance and the organization’s energy policy.
Implement the energy management action plans.
Monitor and measure processes and the key characteristics of its operations that determine energy performance against the energy policy and objectives and report the results.
Take actions to continually improve energy performance and the EnMS.