ISO 50001 For Small Organizations

BY James Slade ON June 17, 2015.



You may think that ISO 50001 is just for large companies but small organizations are also achieving big savings.

ISO 50001 is the international standard for Energy Management Systems (EnMS). It is applicable to any organisation whatever the size, industry or location to manage their energy, including procurement and use. ISO 50001 is based on the management system model of continual improvement; which is also used for other well-known standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

According to the US Department Of Energy, small buildings account for almost half of the overall energy use and have the potential to save approximately 30 billion US dollars annually. This can be done by taking small measures such as gaining ISO 50001; there are many benefits to this standard:

Increases your energy efficiency performance, productivity and compliance
Develops a policy for more efficient use of energy
Helps manage risks surrounding future energy supply
Cuts energy bills, and add the savings to your bottom line
Builds and support your reputation as a company with good environmental credentials
Promotes best practice in energy management through your supply chain, leading to improved stakeholder relationships with customers, suppliers and investors
Uses data to better understand and make decisions about energy use
Continually improves energy management

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