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  • International Workplace
  • 10 September 2018
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ISO 50001 for energy management gets a boost

ISO 50001, the flagship International Standard for improving energy performance, has just been updated.

ISO 50001:2018, Energy management systems Requirements with guidance for use, transformed the energy performance of organisations worldwide when it was first published in 2011, providing a strategic tool to use energy more efficiently and effectively. It provides a framework for managing energy performance and addressing energy costs, while helping companies reduce their environmental impact to meet emissions reduction targets.

ISO 50001 has just been revised, making it even more effective to tackle the world’s energy challenges. Roland Risser, Chair of the ISO technical committee that developed the standard, said the new version features updated terms and definitions and greater clarification of certain energy performance concepts.

“There is a stronger emphasis on the role of top management as well, as it is important to instilling an organisational culture change,” he explained. “It is also now aligned with ISO’s requirements for management system standards, making it easier to integrate into an organisation’s existing management systems.”

ISO 50001 has become increasingly important since its release seven years ago. A total of 20,216 certificates to ISO 50001 were issued by the end of 2016, according to the ISO Survey, which reveals that certifications to the standard increased by 69% during that year.

For more information visit https://www.iso.org/news/ref2316.html