How ISO 50001 helps your business manage its energy usage

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There is arguably more pressure on businesses to conserve energy than ever. If you are looking for a way to improve your green credentials and reduce your energy usage and costs, ISO 50001 could be the solution. Keep reading to find out more about how ISO 50001 certification can benefit your organisation.

What exactly is ISO 50001?

ISO 50001 is an energy management standard which enables businesses to establish and implement energy management systems which help them to manage and cut energy use and costs. ISO 50001 can assist businesses of all sizes to cut costs whilst meeting their legislation requirements and becoming more sustainable. ISO 50001 is the global standard for Energy Management Systems. It provides frameworks that help companies to develop energy efficiency policies and set targets that will enable them to comply with these policies.

With ISO 50001, you can derive more value from your data to gain a deeper understanding of your energy usage and make better, more informed decisions. ISO 50001 also enables you to measure and analyse the results of your work and make continuous improvements to the way you manage energy.

Am I obliged to achieve ISO 50001 certification?

You are not legally obliged to achieve this certification. Nonetheless, it can help your business in many ways. Achieving ISO 50001 certification can boost your reputation, showing your customers and suppliers that you are committed to sustainability. Ultimately, whilst no company needs this certification to operate, many will achieve significantly greater success if they’re certified.

What do I need to do to achieve ISO 50001 certification?

If you want to achieve this certification, you need to implement the framework and develop and maintain procedures and processes that enable you to comply with the standard. You will need to comply with everything laid out in the standard and implement effective controls to manage your energy usage.

ISO 50001 certification can result in a substantial reduction in energy costs, help you identify areas where improvements can be made so you can continue operating at optimal  energy efficiency and show you are complying with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme. This is a mandatory scheme for businesses which meet ISO 50001 qualification criteria.

Who can help me achieve ISO 50001 certification?

At JR Consultants, we work closely alongside our clients to guide them through the process of achieving ISO 50001 certification. We can guide you through all the relevant documentation and help you implement the required systems to help you meet the standards.

Our ISO 500001 consultancy services help you plan, document and operate energy management systems which meet the requirements of the standard. We can ensure your system is designed around your current practices, helping you overcome issues where you’re not currently complying with ISO 50001. Once the system has been implemented, we can arrange auditing before arranging an ISO 50001 assessment from an external UKAS accredited body.

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Talk to JR Consultants today to find out more about how ISO 50001 can help your company to manage its energy usage and how it can benefit your business. You can reach us today by calling us on 01268 758000 or by completing the form on the website.

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