Wat is ISO 50001

ISO 50001 is de wereldstandaard voor een energiemanagementsysteem.

ISO 50001:2011, Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance
for use, is a voluntary International Standard developed by ISO (International
Organization for Standardization).
ISO 50001 gives organizations the requirements for energy management systems
ISO 50001 provides benefits for organizations large and small, in both public
and private sectors, in manufacturing and services, in all regions of the world.
ISO 50001 will establish a framework for industrial plants ; commercial, institutional,
and governmental facilities ; and entire organizations to manage energy.
Targeting broad applicability across national economic sectors, it is estimated
that the standard could influence up to 60 % of the world’s energy use.*


ISO 50001 — Why is it important ?

Energy is critical to organizational operations and can be a major cost to organizations,
whatever their activities. An idea can be gained by considering
the use of energy through the supply chain of a business, from raw materials
through to recycling.
In addition to the economic costs of energy to an organization, energy can impose
environmental and societal costs by depleting resources and contributing
to problems such as climate change.
The development and deployment of technologies for new energy sources and
renewable sources can take time.
Individual organizations cannot control energy prices, government policies or
the global economy, but they can improve the way they manage energy in the
here and now. Improved energy performance can provide rapid benefits for an
organization by maximizing the use of its energy sources and energy-related
assets, thus reducing both energy cost and consumption. The organization will
also make positive contributions toward reducing depletion of energy resources
and mitigating worldwide effects of energy use, such as global warming.
ISO 50001 is based on the management system model that is already understood
and implemented by organizations worldwide. It can make a positive difference
for organizations of all types in the very near future, while supporting
longer term efforts for improved energy technologies.