ISO 50001:2018: Importance of having your Energy Management System in place.
ISO 50001:2018 Importance of having an Energy Management System in place.
ISO 50001 is the international standard that is responsible for helping you develop and maintain an energy management system (EMS) with which you can have control within your company about the energy you use and optimize its use. In the same way, you can contribute positively to the environment and help reduce carbon levels on the planet.
OBJECTIVES OF THE ISO 50001 STANDARD
The main objectives of ISO 50001 are divided into:
Help you establish energy usage.
Promote better energy management practices and reinforce the benefits with the implementation of management.
Prioritize the implementation of new and improved energy technologies.
Encourage integration with other management systems such as quality, environment and health and safety.
National and international companies should analyze the risks and opportunities they have through the ISO 50001: 2018 standard.
This standard gives you high-level strategic direction for your organization’s structure to integrate the principles of energy management to meet the objectives set out above.
According to data from the International Energy Agency, 49% of the global greenhouse gas reduction potential can be reduced through the efficient use of energy, whether electricity or fuel, by organizations.
WHY IMPLEMENT AN ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM?
In the business circle, they are constantly looking for improvement in their overall management, and therefore establish various strategies to achieve it, example of them are the energy audits of their ENMS to implement it in a more structured and systematic way, and get benefits. quickly.
The benefits of implementing an energy management system are as follows:
Continuously reduce energy consumption without affecting the quality, productivity and comfort of your company.
Improve your company’s long-term performance and improvement.
Raise the positioning of your company in the market.
Demonstrate your environmental responsibility.
Promote a change of culture in the use of energy.
WHAT IS ISO 50001 BASED ON?
This international standard is based on the continuous improvement cycle: plan, do, check, act (PHVA) and incorporates energy management into your company’s standard practices.
In the context of energy management, the PHVA approach can be summarized as follows:
Plan: conduct the energy review and establish the baseline, energy performance indicators (EPIs), objectives, targets and action plans necessary for you to achieve the results that will improve energy performance in accordance with your energy policy.
Do: implement the energy management action plans.
Verify: track and measure the processes and key characteristics of operations that determine energy performance against your energy objectives and report the results.
Act: take action to continuously improve energy performance and your EnMS.
By considering what it means to have your energy management system in place, you can now improve your business and raise the bar in any area you wish by complying with ISO 50001.
For more information contact us, at QAlliance we have qualified personnel to support you on your way to certify your energy management system.