ISO 50001

ISO 50001 (2011) is the international standard for developing an energy management system (EMS) to maximise an organisation’s potential for energy, carbon and cost savings.

The effective development and implementation of an ISO 50001 accredited EMS should achieve year-on-year reductions in energy costs and CO2 emissions, ensure legal compliance, and also demonstrate your commitment to lead by example.

It shouldn’t be a ‘one size fits all’ approach!

However, every organisation is different, with its own manufacturing processes or service delivery, legacy of plant and systems, culture and resources. A ‘one size fits all’ approach will therefore not be sufficient to achieve an ISO 50001 certified EMS.

A ‘ready-made’ solution will often turn out to be costly, as it will not be appropriate, sustainable or manageable and will fail to maximise your organisation’s ability to achieve optimal reductions in energy costs and CO2 emissions.

It is therefore critical that you develop and implement an EMS that not only meets ISO certification standards, but is also tailored to your organisation, and integrated with your existing management systems. Only then can you ensure optimum use of in-house resources and capability, with minimum external support.

How can CMR assist?

CMR can provide a tailored package to develop, implement and support a successful ISO 50001 accredited EMS. We offer the following:

  • Gap analysis to establish where further development of your EMS is needed to meet the requirements for ISO 50001 certification. This is based on a review of your organisation’s operations, plant and systems, current energy management procedures, capability and resources;
  • Energy mapping to identify, quantify and benchmark Significant Energy Users (SEUs). CMR’s energy mapping techniques can avoid the need for sub-metering and set the criteria for Energy Performance Indices (EPIs) to track savings (or deterioration) over time; in accordance with the requirements of ISO 50001;
  • Development of a new ISO 50001 EMS, maximising the use of in-house resources and systems, and integrated with existing management systems (including ISO14001, ISO 9001 etc, where applicable);
  • Provision of additional technical support where required, based on the gap analysis;
  • Documentation of the EMS for certification, following a pre-certification audit (which can be carried out by CMR’s in-house certified ISO 50001 Auditor);
  • On-going energy management support or regular review sessions, to maintain effectiveness of the EMS and conformity to the ISO 50001.

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