In the seemingly endless list of ISO Standards that an organisation can seek accreditation for, it can be overwhelming to try to make a decision on where to start. But if you’re looking for a no-brainer choice, look no further than ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard.
ISO 50001 is entirely concerned with energy management and is recognised internationally for proven energy cost savings. Using energy efficiently helps your business to save money and increase profitability, as well as having the global effect, ultimately, of combating climate change. But with regards to advantages of ISO 50001, we’re only just scratching the surface.
Other benefits of ISO 50001
- The company gains an energy management system that guarantees continuous improvement and continuous savings
- Increased competitiveness and enhanced image in the market
- Reduced vulnerability concerning energy price fluctuation
- Access to data to better understand and make decisions about energy use
- Meet regulatory requirements with ease
- Demonstrate transparency to customers, investors, suppliers and the wider community
- It is compatible with other management system standards
- ISO 50001 is based on the management system model of continual improvement (act, plan, check, do) also used for other ISO standards, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, which makes it easier for organizations to integrate into their operations.
EU Energy Efficiency Directive and ISO 50001
The EU Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU) as legislated in Ireland and the UK requires companies and organisations with staff of over 250 employees or who have a turnover in excess of €50 million (and balance sheet in excess of €43 million) to have an energy audit completed or have ISO 50001. While this represents a significant challenge to many companies for compliance imminent it does represent a unique opportunity to reduce energy consumption and make real energy savings. In Ireland the requirement to have an audit carried out has been legislated for under S.I. 426 with the UK implementing the Directive as ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme).
We at Global Green are assisting clients in Ireland & the UK to meet the legislative requirements by means of energy auditing through our accredited lead assessors and also through our specialist ISO 50001 energy management system consultancy.
We have the expertise not only to deliver on the requirements of this Directive but also to deliver significant added value in terms of energy, cost & environmental impact reductions for our clients. For further information, please contact us today on 071 9611722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.