Energy Management System
ISO 50001 is based on the management system model of continual improvement also used for other well-known standards such as ISO 9001 or ISO 14001. This makes it easier for organizations to integrate energy management into their overall efforts to improve quality and environmental management.
ISO 50001:2011 provides a framework of requirements for organizations to:
- Develop a policy for more efficient use of energy
- Fix targets and objectives to meet the policy
- Use data to better understand and make decisions about energy use
- Measure the results
- Review how well the policy works, and
- Continually improve energy management.
ISO50001:2011 is EN16001:2009 international successor
Management systems standards like EN16001:2009 and its international successor ISO50001:2011 provide an auditable framework within which your organisation can create a robust set of practices and procedures which will survive the changes of personnel that typically bedevil energy management systems that have been set up by an energetic enthusiast.
Compliance with such a standard also makes energy efficiency activities visible to senior management and -- for some people -- can contribute to meeting their customers' expectations on sustainability.
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