In addition to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, ISO 50001 is based on the management system model of continuous improvement. In this way, organizations can better manage quality and the environment by integrating energy management.
Establishing and implementing a standardized, process-based energy management structure is a more sensible and systematic way to improve an enterprise's energy performance sustainably. An internationally accepted framework for managing energy, ISO 50001 Energy Management System (EnMS), was published on 15 June 2011, providing technical and management strategies to increase energy efficiency, reduce costs, and improve environmental performance for enterprises.
ISO 50001 Certification
Like other ISO management system standards, certification to ISO 50001 is possible but not obligatory. Some organizations decide to implement the standard solely for the benefits it provides. Others decide to get certified to it, to show external parties they have implemented an energy management system.
Benefits of ISO 50001
ISO 50001 provides organizations with a number of business benefits by providing a systematic methodology to establish their own energy management system. Among them are:
➤ Reducing energy use and carbon emissions in a systematic manner;
➤ Establishing new goals and targets based on a clear understanding of current energy use;
➤ Implementing new energy-efficient technologies and measures;
➤ Promoting energy efficiency throughout the supply chain;
➤ Guidance on benchmarking, measuring, documenting, and reporting corporate energy use;
➤ Utilizing energy-consuming assets more effectively, thereby reducing maintenance costs or expanding capacity;
➤ Demonstrate commitment to comply with best practices to protect the environment to stakeholders;
➤ Fulfilling regulatory requirements and responding with confidence to green trade barriers
Requirements for ISO 50001 Certification
ISO 50001 enables organizations to improve energy performance by establishing systems and processes. An organization can monitor and influence all factors affecting energy use under the standard. There are no energy performance criteria specified in ISO 50001. A general-purpose system allows organizations to choose performance standards that meet their needs. An organization should define its management system's scope and boundaries before developing its EnMS. Through an EnMS, an organization can address a wide range of activities, facilities, and decisions. Boundaries may refer to physical or site limits and/or organizational limits as defined by the organization. It may relate to a process, a group of processes, a site, the entire organization, or multiple sites under the control of that organization. ISO 50001 EnMS focuses on improving management processes, practices, and procedures that control an organization's functions and activities. An overarching goal is to improve energy performance by implementing a management process and continuously improving this management system.
Implementing an EnMS successfully requires the following factors:
➤ Support from the top management;
➤ The availability of sufficient resources; and
➤ Commitment from management.
Objectives of ISO 50001 Certification:
➤ Improve energy efficiency by developing a policy
➤ Establish policy targets and objectives
➤ Data can be used to better understand and make decisions about energy use
➤ Analyze the results
➤ Evaluate the effectiveness of the policy, and
➤ Improve energy management continuously
Process for ISO 50001 Certification
In general, ISO 50001 certification involves the following steps:
➤ The first step is to schedule an initial consultation
➤ A contract between CB and the organization is the second step
Obtaining ISO 50001 certification
➤ Pre-audit, Step 3
➤ A certification audit is the fourth step
➤ The fifth step is to schedule a follow-up visit (if needed).
➤Visiting to the surveillance site are the sixth step
➤ The seventh step is to conduct an audit of renewals and re-certifications
➤ Step 8 - Repeat steps 6 and 7 three times over a three-year period
ISO 50001 Certification provider in Bangladesh
There are numerous organizations that provide ISO certifications. B-ADVANCY is one of that. The management team and coordination of B-ADVANCY will ensure you, your desired certificate. Learn more about ISO Certification in Bangladesh.
ISO 50001 is an internationally recognized standard for quality management systems. It provides a set of principles and practices for the organization and operation of factories, businesses and other organizations. The standards have been implemented in many countries, including Bangladesh, to improve the quality of products. Bangladesh has achieved ISO 50001 certification, which demonstrates energy control.