ISO 50001:2018 - Energy management

The International Organization for Standardization published ISO 50001:2018 on 21 August 2018. The most important change is the introduction of the High-Level Structure, Annex SL, which is shared by all new and revised international standards, and will make integration easier at an organisational level.


ISO 50001:2018 New Requirements

The new standard will require organisations to look beyond their own energy requirements and consider what external requirements and risks exist. Risks and opportunities should be considered as part of the high-level strategic direction making to ensure energy management principles are integrated into the structure of the organisation.

ISO 50001:2018 brings in a much stronger focus on continual improvement in energy performance with greater involvement of leadership and employees. The revised standard is also expected to improve efficiencies and reduce energy costs; thus allowing organisations to reduce the environmental impact and be more competitive.

What are the benefits?

Reduce energy costs and demonstrate compliance

Implementing an energy management system certified to ISO 50001, helps you to reduce your energy consumption through a structured approach to monitoring your energy uses, identifying opportunities to improve energy efficiency and consumption and then implementing action plans to improve your energy performance.

Show your commitment to improving energy performance

Certification to ISO 50001 demonstrates your commitment to improving your energy performance and minimising your impact on the environment, to ensure ongoing effectiveness and continual improvements, as well as compliance to local energy legislation.

Continual Improvement and financial savings

Although organisations generally recognise that energy is a significant cost and an area where improvements can be made, it is often neglected during the purchasing and design decisions and opportunities for ongoing energy efficiency improvements and financial savings are often missed. ISO 50001 specifically highlights these areas, so your energy management system will ensure that these opportunities are investigated and improvement potential identified and realised.

How can Lloyd's Register help?

A leading professional services provider for training and assessment services, LR can provide a range of training services to suit your needs. Recently developed, our ISO 50001:2018 Update Workshop will provide an understanding of the extent and nature of the changes to the new standard.

We also provide ISO 50001:2018 Gap Analysis assessment services. An assessor delivered activity, we check your energy management system and its readiness to transition to the new standard. Based upon the findings, your assessor provides advice on whether your organisation is ready for assessment or indicates areas for improvement.

Why choose LR?

Experience - We have been at the forefront of standards development and involved in assessment and certification of Energy Management System (EnMS) standards since the start.

Technical expertise - Our assessors are industry specialists who are matched with your business needs, enabling an effective and robust audit of your system. We’re expert in not only understanding the potential in cutting-edge ideas, but applying this pragmatically in ways which guarantee impact today and in the long-term.

Your business helps LR to help others - The profits we generate fund the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charity that supports engineering-related research, education and public engagement around everything we do. All of this helps us stand by the purpose that drives us every single day: working together for a safer world.

If you would like to discuss how LR can help you with your EnMS or to ask for a quote, call us on 0800 783 2179 or complete an enquiry form and a member of our team will come back to you.