What is ISO 50001:2011?
ISO 50001 : 2011 is an internationally recognised standard that lays out requirements to which an organisation must adhere, to demonstrate that it’s energy management practices are managed within a framework committed to continually improving the organisation’s energy efficiency. The framework is commonly referred to as an energy management system (EnMS). As ISO 50001 : 2011 is an internationally recognised standard, most energy management systems are based on its requirements.
It is worth noting that if your ISO 50001 : 2011 Certified Energy Management covers 90% or more of your organisation’s overall energy consumption, you will be exempt from having to undergo an ESOS audit!
The standard focuses on how your organisation;
Controls important documentation and records,
Continually identifies, manages and reduces it’s significant energy uses,
Complies with energy related legal obligations,
Reviews internal processes.