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Brand new, upgraded ISO Energy Management standard published

The brand new, upgraded and revised ISO Energy Management system standard, ISO 50001 has now been published.

Already one of the most widely used standards, the new version of ISO 50001 is set to help more organisations better understand and manage their energy needs and usage. ISO highlights the key elements of ISO 50001 as providing a framework to:

  • Develop a policy for more efficient use of energy
  • Fix targets and objectives to meet the policy
  • Use data to better understand and make decisions about energy use
  • Measure the results
  • Review how well the policy works, and
  • Continually improve energy management.

One of the most significant benefits of ISO 50001 has been the cost reductions it has helped many organisations achieve. Examples of these can be seen at the business-benefits.org website. Government is also increasingly realising the benefits of encouraging the use of ISO 50001 and examples can be seen along with other energy measures used by the public sector around the world at publicsectorassurance.org.

As well as these examples of how ISO 50001 has already helped business and the public sector, ISO has information on the new standard, including theĀ ISO 50001 brochure

IIOC members offer certification to ISO 50001 and can assist organisations to understand the benefits of certification to the new standard, as well as upgrading existing customers to the new standard. IIOC members can also explain how the how the structure of the new ISO 50001 provides easier integration and implementation with other ISO standards, such as the environmental management system standard ISO 14001 and the quality standard ISO 9001.

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