Management Systems provide continuous improvement in the fields of Quality, Environment and Safety. This concept has now been applied to improve energy use.
ISO 50001 is the new global standard for Energy Management with requirements for:
ISO 50001 can be easily integrated into existing Quality, Safety and/or Environment Management Systems, for all types of organizations aiming to monitor and improve their energy efficiency.
Several management systems can be audited during the same audit, optimizing costs.
ISO 14001 or ISO 50001?
ISO 14001 addresses energy as part of the use of natural resources and environmental impact, among requirements to manage environmental impact.
Both standards have a similar result: reduced environmental impact, yet they have different objectives, paths, requirements and benefits.
ISO 50001 is focused more on the optimization of consumption leading to financial savings. An organization can be certified to ISO 50001 without having an ISO 14001 management system.
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