ISO 50001 updated for the first time in eight years
ISO 50001, the flagship international standard for improving energy performance has been updated for the first time since 2011.
David Fatscher, Head of Sustainability at BSI, said: “ISO 50001 first published in 2011 to address in plain English the surmountable energy challenges of today and tomorrow – and to manage them in a systematic way. Technology, the regulatory environment and scientific knowledge have all changed markedly in the last seven years, and this update of the standard acknowledges that transformation.”
The new version features:
– Updated terms and definitions and greater clarification of certain energy performance concepts
– A stronger emphasis on the role of top management, recognising its importance to instilling an organisational culture change
– Alignment with ISO’s requirements for management system standards, making it easier to integrate into an organisation’s existing management systems
ISO 50001 is an approved route to meeting the requirements of the UK Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme, which is now in its second phase. Get in touch if you would like advice on achieving compliance with ESOS or other energy related legislation.