What is ISO 50001?

ISO 50001:2018 is the international standard for Energy Management Systems (EnMS).
An ISO 50001 certified Energy Management System helps your organisation get to grips with your energy usage, reduce your environmental impact and ultimately improve your bottom line. 
To find out more about how close you are to ISO 50001:2018 certification, download our free ISO 50001:2018 Gap Analysis.


Why get certified?

  • Win more business - more and more tenders require suppliers to be ISO 50001 certified

  • Reduce costs - ISO 50001 certified organisations report significant savings in energy consumption

  • Comply with regulations – ISO 50001 certification is a route to ESOS compliance

  • Enhance your environmental credentials - through reduced greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint

How does ISO 50001 differ from ISO 14001?

ISO 50001 focuses on energy management, whereas ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) helps you manage your total environmental impact including waste disposal and minimising the effect on surrounding land, air and water supplies.
ISO 14001 does touch on energy but does not give detailed specifications for an energy management system. The two standards complement each other well.

A Word About ESOS

ESOS is the UK Government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme.
If your organisation meets the qualifying criteria for ESOS (generally 250 or more employees or an annual turnover of €50 million/£38,937,777) then you must be ESOS compliant by 5th December 2019.
This means you must complete and submit to the Environment Agency a detailed report which analyses your energy usage and identifies opportunities for savings.

However, if your ISO 50001 certification covers all your energy usage, then this means you are compliant with ESOS requirements.


Why Choose Alcumus ISOQAR?

  • Government recognised (UKAS accredited) - meaning your certificate is more widely accepted

  • More than 25 years' experience and with offices worldwide - our certificates are recognised around the globe

  • There are no hidden costs such as expenses or management fees - the price we give is what you pay

  • No fees if you are transferring from another certification body

  • You can rely on our Auditors to turn up at the time we agree with you

  • Our friendly, experienced Auditors work efficiently – reducing downtime

How to Implement ISO 50001

Alcumus ISOQAR is a UKAS accredited Certification Body, so we are not allowed to offer advice or support when implementing your ISO 50001 Environmental Management System.
If you do want external support to help you implement and maintain your system you can find a consultant through the ISOQAR Associate Network Member Directory.
Once your system is up and running smoothly, we can come back and audit you. If you’re successful, we will award you with your UKAS accredited Alcumus ISOQAR ISO 50001:2018 certificate.

“We were very impressed with their clear, well-thought-out proposal and their ability to understand our needs. It’s a very professional service.”

Steve Flockhart
Head of Compliance


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