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energy management
ISO 50001

Win the energy challenge with

ISO 50001

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ISO in brief

ISO is the International Organization for Standardization. ISO has a member-
ship of some 160* national standards bodies from countries large and small,
industrialized, developing and in transition, in all regions of the world. ISO’s
portfolio of over 18 600* standards provides business, government and soci-
ety with practical tools for all three dimensions of sustainable development :
economic, environmental and social.

ISO standards make a positive contribution to the world we live in. They facili-
tate trade, spread knowledge, disseminate innovative advances in technol-
ogy, and share good management and conformity assessment practices.

ISO standards provide solutions and achieve benefits for almost all sectors
of activity, including agriculture, construction, mechanical engineering, man-
ufacturing, distribution, transport, medical devices, information and com-
munication technologies, the environment, energy, quality management,
conformity assessment and services.

ISO only develops standards for which there is a clear market requirement.
The work is carried out by experts in the subject drawn directly from the in-
dustrial, technical and business sectors that have identified the need for the
standard, and which subsequently put the standard to use. These experts
may be joined by others with relevant knowledge, such as representatives of
government agencies, testing laboratories, consumer associations and aca-
demia, and by international governmental and nongovernmental organiza-
tions.

An ISO International Standard represents a global consensus on the state of
the art in the subject of that standard.

* In June 2011

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ISO 50001 — What’s in the standard ?

The content of ISO 50001 is structured as follows :

Foreword

Introduction (extract from ISO 50001)
“ The purpose of this International Standard is to enable organizations to
establish the systems and processes necessary to improve energy perfor-
mance, including energy efficiency, use, and consumption. Implementation of
this standard is intended to lead to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions,
energy cost, and other related environmental impacts, through systematic
management of energy. This International Standard is applicable to all types
and sizes of organizations irrespective of geographical, cultural or social con-
ditions. Successful implementation depends on commitment from all levels
and functions of the organization, and especially from top management.
“ This International Standard specifies requirements of an energy manage-
ment system (EnMS) for an organization to develop and implement an energy
policy, establish objectives, targets, and action plans, which take into ac-
count legal requirements and information related to significant energy use.
An EnMS enables an organization to achieve its policy commitments, take
action as needed to improve its energy performance and demonstrate the
conformity of the system to the requirements of this International Standard.
Application of this International Standard can be tailored to fit the require-
ments of an organization — including the complexity of the system, degree
of documentation, and resources — and applies to the activities under the
control of the organization.
“ This International Standard is based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act continual
improvement framework and incorporates energy management into everyday
organizational practices.

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“ NOTE : This approach can be briefly described as follows.

► Plan : conduct the energy review and establish the baseline, energy per-
formance indicators (EnPIs), objectives, targets and action plans neces-
sary to deliver results in accordance with opportunities to improve energy
performance and the organization’s energy policy.
► Do : implement the energy management action plans.
► Check : monitor and measure processes and the key characteristics of its
operations that determine energy performance against the energy policy
and objectives and report the results.
► Act : take actions to continually improve energy performance and
the EnMS.

The basis of this approach is shown in Figure 1. (next page)

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Resources

• ISO’s Website www.iso.org
(in English and French, with top levels in Russian and individual
publications in other languages) The “ Hot topics ” section includes
“ Energy ”, “ Climate change ” and “ Sustainable development ”

• ISO Focus+ magazine www.iso.org/iso/isofocus+
(10 editions annually in English and French)

• ISO videos www.youtube.com/PlanetISO

• ISO Café www.iso.org/isocafe

Follow us on Twitter ! www.twitter.com/isostandards

Join us on Facebook ! www.facebook.com/isostandards

Contact the ISO member in your country : www.iso.org/isomembers

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for Standardization

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