Five years on from the publication of ISO 50001, the international standard for Energy Management Systems (EnMS), has become the latest to enter the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) revisions process.
Under the care of the ISO Technical Committee, ISO 50001 will follow the same revisions process as ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001. Last week, experts from more than 30 countries gathered in Stockholm, Sweden to discuss the revisions.
Established to help organisations develop and establish systems to improve their energy performance, ISO 50001 has been adopted by more than 7,000 organisations across the globe. including energy efficiency improvements, energy consumption reductions and cost and in turn lead to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, over 7000 organisations globally had already achieved certification against ISO 50001 by the end of 2014.
Judith Turner, LRQA’s EMS and Energy Technical Manager, welcomes the revision to the standard; “In the 5 years since ISO 50001 was published, so much has changed in industry and the global marketplace, and it is important that we take this opportunity to ensure ISO 50001 remains as relevant for organisations as it was in 2011. The recent revisions to standards such as ISO 14001 show how beneficial the revisions process is and these revisions will allow the ISO Technical Committee to ensure that the same benefits are realised for EnMS."
Through our extensive range of training and assessment services, LRQA is helping organisations worldwide to migrate and transition to the new and revised ISO standards.