Implementing ISO 50001 Energy Management System yields significant benefits beyond energy and energy cost savings. Early adoption experiences have shown that conformance with the standard results in some non-energy benefits such as greater productivity and lower maintenance needs. In many cases significant energy and energy cost savings were achieved with minimal or no capital investment. This is because ISO 50001 fosters a change in culture that engages and empowers employees to identify and address energy-saving opportunities as they materialize. Then, by continuously monitoring and improving energy efficiency, companies achieve persistence in energy savings.
However, there is additional market value from conforming to an internationally recognized standard such as ISO 50001. By certifying to ISO 50001, companies and organizations can demonstrate their commitment to sustainability to their customers, employees, investors and regulators. In so doing, companies and organizations can gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace by proving themselves as good corporate citizens. This can help enhance their brand, which directly supports their marketing strategy.
In addition, adoption of ISO 50001 confers credibility and structure to new or previously existing corporate energy management initiatives within an organization. This facilitates progress towards environmental and sustainability objectives and can help companies to encourage energy efficiency within their supply chains. The standard can also help organizations be better prepared for government- or utility-sponsored energy efficiency programs, carbon or energy taxes, and international climate agreements. For multinational companies this can greatly simplify compliance with environmental mandates across national borders since ISO 50001 is internationally recognized.
ISO 50001 enables organizations to:
• Develop a policy for more efficient use of energy
• Fix energy efficiency targets and objectives to meet the policy
• Use data to better understand and make decisions concerning energy use and consumption
• Measure the results of energy efficiency improvements
• Review the effectiveness of the energy policy
• Continually improve energy management
• Energy policy and contributes to the structure of anplan to achieve targets.
• Commitment and agreement of management and has a positive contribution towards the energy targets.
• Creates awareness and a commitment about energy (i.e. consumption, use, efficiency, renewable sources) within the
• Improves the ability of organizations to manage energy risks concerning possible impacts in an efficient and effective