The ISO 50001 Standard
ISO 50001 is a system for efficient energy management which enables organizations to:
- Reduce their impact on the environment
- Reduce their energy consumption
- Make savings
The ISO 50001 standard is designed to help organizations in all sectors of activity to optimize their energy consumption through the development of an efficient energy management system.
The energy management system
Like other ISO standards (such as 9001 and 14001), ISO 50001 is based on the model of continuous improvement.
This energy management system follows the Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) method, it is therefore easier to integrate it into existing management systems (ISO 14001/9001).
The ISO 50001 framework
The ISO 50001 standard lays down a series of requirements so that organizations can:
- Draw up a more efficient energy management policy
- Define the objectives, the targets and the resources that are needed for its implementation
- Analyze their energy consumption data to get a more accurate view of their consumption
- Assess the results
- Determine the appropriateness of their management system and improve it on an ongoing basis
ENGIE and ISO 50001
This certification offers significant financial benefits, as it enables energy consumption and costs to be reduced by anything from 5% to 10%, according to certain sources.
In addition, once an organization has obtained certification it may qualify for additional subsidies aimed at promoting energy saving. This applies particularly in France, where Energy Saving Certificates are subsidized at 100%.
ISO 50001 certification also enables companies to keep up with EU regulations; these require companies with more than 250 employees to carry out an energy audit every four years, but companies with ISO 50001 certification are exempt.
Apart from the benefits of certification itself, ISO 50001 provides companies with a significant competitive edge.
For this reason, ENGIE encourages its industrial customers to implement ISO 50001.
As a leader in the energy sector, ENGIE aims to support companies in their energy efficiency initiatives. Our assistance covers the pre-audit visit, the elaboration of the certification process, the performance of an energy review and the implementation of the selected action plan.