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ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems

ISO 50001 certification will demonstrate that your organisation is taking a systematic and logical approach in its commitment to continuous improvement of your energy management.

ISO 50001:2018 standard specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and improving an Energy Management System (EnMS).

It has been developed for organisations committed to addressing their environmental impact, conserving resources, and improving their bottom line through efficient energy management.

ISO 50001 has been designed to support organisations in all sectors, providing a practical way to improve energy use.

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Why is ISO 50001 important? 

ISO 50001 is part of the holistic Integrated Management System.   

It is estimated that the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard could have a positive impact on some 60% of the world’s energy use by providing public and private sector organisations with management strategies to increase energy efficiency, reduce costs and improve energy performance. Effective energy management should be a priority focus because of the significant potential to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Every organisation needs to reduce its CO2 footprint by 50% by 2030 and achieve carbon zero by 2050.  

ISO 50001 contributes and supports the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The SDGs are a global call to action to protect the planet, eradicate poverty and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and economic prosperity.

What is required by an Organisation?

  • Define their energy policy and document an energy planning process.
  • Review energy use, consumption, and efficiency at defined intervals.
  • Document the methodology and criteria used to develop the Energy Review, considering facilities, equipment, systems, or processes.
  • Establish an energy baseline and identify Energy Performance Indicators (EnPIs) appropriate for monitoring and measuring its energy performance.
  • Establish, implement, and maintain documented Energy Objectives and Targets.
  • Continually improve energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy use and consumption.

An effective energy management system based on ISO 50001:2018 provides an organisation’s top management with a roadmap which allows them to:

  • Minimise energy usage.
  • Meet legislative and regulatory requirements more effectively and therefore be viewed more favourably by regulators.
  • Provide an opportunity to systematically plan, control and monitor operational activities and processes that may impact on energy usage.
  • Incorporate energy efficiency in the planning of all new investment.

Other Benefits of an EnMS include:

  • Best practice Energy Management embedded in your day-to-day operations and corporate policy. 
  • Improves the organisation’s performance and productivity.
  • Reduces the organisation’s energy costs.
  • Ensures continual improvement.
  • Ensures senior management commitment and that all staff play a role.
  • Facilitates your organisations compliance with its energy efficiency  you to comply with your energy efficiency and emission reduction obligations.
  • Standardizes processes so that improvements are sustained over time.

While the SDGs are addressed to countries and governments, all types of organisations, regardless of their size can play a significant role to support the achievement of SDGs by implementing ISO standards such as ISO 14001 (environmental), ISO 50001 (energy) ISO 45001 (health and safety), ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 26000 (Social Responsibility), ISO 37001 (Corporate Governance) and ISO 27001 (Information Security) to improve operational practices and strengthen their bottom line.

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Long Term benefits


Reduces your organisations overall energy use which cuts your overall energy costs year on year


Helps identify where & how your organisation's energy is being used


Eliminates energy waste thus reducing operating costs


Ensures adherence to legistlation by meeting your organisation's carbon abatement obligations.


Influences the energy requirements of the entire value chain


Demonstrating publicly your corporate social responsibility and raising employee awareness

Your ISO 50001 Certification Journey

Your dedicated CGBC ISO 50001 consultant will guide you through the strategic journey to ISO 50001 certification. Starting with a deep dive Gap Analysis, our highly skilled consultant will ensure your journey to ISO Certification is as smart and smooth as possible. 

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Case Study

KORE Systems was the first company in Ireland to achieve the ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015 management system certification with NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) on 11th February 2016.

Although the standard had just been published, CG Business Consulting is proud to have been the consultancy firm contracted by Airpacks Ltd t/a KORE Systems. They commissioned CGBC to design, document and implement their integrated ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & OHSAS 18001:2007 management system.

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