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ISO 50001:2018 Transition Essentials

07 November 2018
NQA's technical expert Richard Walsh highlights the changes to the updated ISO 50001 Energy Management standard, published by ISO on 21st August 2018, and looks at how they will impact your energy management system.

Originally published in 2011, ISO 50001 has enabled organizations to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy use and consumption.
 
ISO 50001 has undergone a comprehensive review to ensure that it continues to meet the ever-changing needs of energy users across all industries.
 
Deann Desai, Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Convenor of the working group tasked with revising the standard states:
 
“Perhaps the most important change for the 2018 version is the incorporation of the high-level structure, which provides for improved compatibility with other management system standards. The high-level structure is a simple and effective concept. Because organizations often implement a number of management system standards, the use of a shared structure, as well as many of the same terms and definitions, helps to keep things simple.”
 
This video is particularly useful for those organizations that choose to operate an integrated management system that combines the requirements of two or more other systems. This now brings the standard into line with the other recently amended standards ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018.
 
If you’re already familiar with ISO 50001:2011 but want to find out about the changes that lie ahead, this video will introduce you to high level structure used by the other standards and help you identify gaps in your current EnMS enabling you to start planning your transition to the revised standard.