Energy management standard ISO 50001 updated

Friday, 31 August, 2018

Energy management standard ISO 50001 updated

ISO 50001, the flagship international standard for improving energy performance, has just been revised, making it even more effective to tackle the world’s energy challenges.

Roland Risser, Chair of the ISO technical committee that developed the standard, said the new version features updated terms and definitions and greater clarification of certain energy performance concepts.

“There is a stronger emphasis on the role of top management as well, as it is important to instilling an organisational culture change,” he explained. “It is also now aligned with ISO’s requirements for management system standards, making it easier to integrate into an organisation’s existing management systems.”

ISO 50001 has become increasingly important since its release seven years ago. A total of 20,216 certificates to ISO 50001 were issued by the end of 2016, according to the ISO Survey, which reveals that certifications to the standard increased by 69% during that year.

ISO 50001:2018 was developed by ISO technical committee ISO/TC 301, Energy management and energy savings, whose secretariat is held jointly by ANSI, ISO’s member for the USA, and SAC, ISO’s member for China.

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