ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Standard | NQA

ISO 50001 the International Standard for Energy Management Systems.

Helps you with

Energy Policy, Energy Efficiency, Carbon Reduction, Energy Security, Cost Control, Legal Compliance, Culture Change, Corporate Responsibility, Reputation, Resource Management.

WHAT IS ISO 50001?

ISO 50001 replaces BS EN 16001 and is the international standard for Energy Management providing the most robust framework for optimising energy efficiency in public and private sector organisations.

Certification to this standard demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to continual improvement in energy management, allowing them to lead by example within their respective industries and ensure related legislative and regulatory requirements are met.


It’s right if you and your organisation want to take control of the way you use energy and manage the related costs more effectively. It is particularly beneficial for organisations with significant energy expenditure.

If you already hold certification to ISO 14001, the ‘basic framework’ is already there and the benefits of ISO 50001 are within reach.

We have certified a wide range of organisations in different sectors including EPS Pumping and Treatment Systems, ETDE at the Cabinet Office, The Royal Mint and Costa Coffee.

“We are very proud to be one of the first organisations globally to achieve this standard which emphasizes the ongoing commitment of the Royal Mint to sustainability and world class energy management systems.” Chief Executive, Royal Mint


  • Reduced operating costs. Significant financial savings can be achieved through increased energy efficiency (OFGEM forecast energy prices to rise by at least 20% by 2020).

  • Improved energy efficiency. ISO 50001 is the most robust energy management system, enabling you to make continual improvements to become as efficient as possible.

  • Reduced carbon footprint. Reduce your carbon footprint and people will respond positively to your organisation.

  • Legal compliance. Understand how statutory and regulatory requirements impact your organisation and stay on the right side of the law.

  • Proven business credentials. Independent verification against recognised standards speaks volumes andenhances your brand.

  • Ability to win more business. Procurement specifications require certification as a condition to supply,so certification is essential

“The certification process allowed us to have a full reassurance that the system we had implemented and the actions we were taking were on the right track and would support the continual improvement of our energy performance.” Costa Coffee / Whitbread Plc


Application for registration is made by completing the ISO 50001 Quote Request Form. This provides information about your organisation so we can accurately define the scope of assessment.

Assessment to ISO 50001 is undertaken by NQA - this consists of two mandatory visits that form the Initial Certification Audit (explained below). Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that your management system has been fully operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and full cycle of internal audits.

Certification to ISO 50001 is issued by NQA and maintained through a programme of annual surveillance audits and a three yearly recertification audit.

For further information on the audit stages click here.


ISO 50001 Training - We provide CPD accredited training options to suit your needs and budget. These give you the skills to implement, audit and manage an effective energy management system.

Gap Analysis - We can undertake a gap analysis to help you determine the likely workload and timescale for implementing an energy management system that will achieve ISO 50001 certification. You can use this to plan implementation or brief a consultant.

Get a Quote - We'll give you a clear indication of the costs of gaining and maintaining certification. You can complete a quick quote online or complete a full ISO 50001 quotation request form and email it directly to our sales team. 


We can advise you on how to achieve certification, related training, useful resources and finding a reputable consultant.

You can complete a quick quote online or contact one of our business advisors to discuss your certification needs on +357 25335699 or use our contact us form.