Reduce energy costs and achieve a competitive advantage
Organisations the world over are facing rising energy prices. This comes at a time of increasing competitive pressure that is forcing companies to find new ways to reduce their total overheads. Additionally, the greenhouse gas emissions produced by organisations are a growing concern. In light of these developments, organisations must find ways to manage energy use while at the same time communicating energy management efforts to an increasingly environmentally conscious public.
What is ISO 50001?
ISO 50001 is a voluntary international standard that gives organisations of any size a way to systematically optimise energy performance in all processes and promote more efficient energy management. The framework is compatible with the ISO 14001 environmental management standard.
First published in 2011, a revised edition of the ISO 50001 energy management system standard was released by ISO on 21 August 2018. This date marks the beginning of a three-year transition period, which means that certificates according to ISO 50001:2011 will no longer be valid after August 2021.
Prepare for the transition to ISO 50001:2018
Organisations certified to ISO 50001:2011 are advised to review the new requirements at an early stage, and to adapt and revise their processes accordingly. TÜV SÜD supports companies with the transition from ISO 50001:2011 to ISO 50001:2018 by offering a DELTA Audit. Within the scope of the DELTA Audit, we conduct relevant gap analysis to assess your existing processes, specifications, and procedures, identify nonconformities and differences, and point out weaknesses in terms of ISO 50001:2018 requirements. Contact us to learn more.
Read more about ISO 50001:2018 requirements and transition timelines here.
Why is energy management important?
ISO 50001 is one of the few management systems that offer measurable cost benefits to organisations. It allows your business to achieve greater transparency and promotes best practises in energy management by demonstrating how energy is consumed throughout your value chain. The ISO 50001 energy management system (EnMS) framework is widely known to improve bottom lines through systematic improvements in energy efficiency and consumption while enhancing a company’s reputation and environmental performance.
ISO 50001 audit process
How can we help you?
TÜV SÜD is an internationally accredited Certification Body for various management systems. We have the experience and knowledge to provide solutions that reduce cost and risks. Working in partnership with your people, our experts can identify inefficiencies in your energy management strategy.
Our ISO 50001 services
- Pre-audit (optional)
A preliminary evaluation determines which requirements your company already fulfils.
- Audit level 1 and subsequent documentation review
We collect information on the basic EnMS processes, prepare the certification audit and check for compliant documentation.
- Certification audit
We assess the practical implementation of your company’s EnMS, including interviews with different members of staff, review of facts and figures, and site inspection.
- Awarding the certificate
The certificate is awarded, confirming that your EnMS conforms to the ISO 50001 standard.
- Surveillance audits
Our annual surveillance audits provide ongoing support in the continuous optimisation of your processes.
ISO 50001 certifications are valid for three years, after which your company needs to be re-certified
Why choose TÜV SÜD for ISO 50001 certification?
A premium quality, safety and sustainability solutions provider that specialises in testing, inspection, auditing, certification, training and knowledge services, TÜV SÜD is one of the market leaders in Germany for ISO 50001 certification. We have experts who possess up-to-date knowledge of the major energy and carbon management policies, regulations and requirements in markets worldwide. By certifying with us, you enjoy global recognition of your company’s ongoing commitment to excellence, sustainability and reliability. Beyond certification, we also arm you with tools and best practices to assess and improve your energy efficiency.
The TÜV SÜD certification mark
Our ISO 50001 certification mark equips your organisation with a powerful and recognisable demonstration of your commitment to excellence, sustainability and reliability.