ISO 50001:2018 -


Introduction to ISO 50001:2018

ISO 50001:2018 outlines the specifications for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and improving an energy management system (EnMS). This standard is designed to help organizations establish the systems and processes necessary to improve energy performance, including energy efficiency, use, and consumption. The goal is to reduce environmental impact, conserve resources, and cut costs through more efficient energy use.

What is ISO 50001?

ISO 50001 is a globally recognized standard for creating an Energy Management System (EnMS). It provides a framework for managing energy performance and addressing energy costs while helping to reduce environmental impact. This standard follows the common ISO structure for management system standards, making it easier for organizations to integrate energy management into their overall efforts to improve quality and environmental management.

What are the benefits of ISO 50001?

Implementing an EnMS with ISO 50001 can help organizations:

  • Achieve better energy management to reduce costs.

  • Enhance energy efficiency and sustainability.

  • Reduce carbon emissions and meet government reduction targets.

  • Gain a competitive advantage and stakeholder trust.

  • Comply with energy legislation and reduce the risk of penalties.

  • Foster a culture of energy efficiency within the organization.

Steps to getting ISO 50001certification

  • Understand the Standard: Acquire in-depth knowledge of the ISO 50001:2018 requirements.

  • Gap Analysis: Assess current energy management practices against the standard.

  • Develop an Action Plan: Create a roadmap for EnMS implementation.

  • Train Your Team: Educate your staff about energy management and the standard's role.

  • Document Your EnMS: Properly document your energy management processes.

  • Implement the EnMS: Put into action the established energy management practices.

  • Conduct Internal Audits: Review and refine the system through internal audits.

  • Select a Certification Body: Identify a reputable certification body for external auditing.

  • Pass the Certification Audit: Successfully complete the external audit process.

  • Maintain and Improve: Continuously improve your EnMS based on audit outcomes.

Why PCONNECT Management Systems?

PConnect Management Systems provides expert consultancy in energy management, ensuring that your EnMS not only meets ISO 50001:2018 standards but also supports your organizational growth and sustainability goals. We tailor our approach to the specifics of your operations, helping to optimize your energy use and carve a path to enhanced energy efficiency and cost savings.

How can ISO Consultants help your business?

Our ISO consultants offer strategic guidance on energy management best practices. We assist you in developing and implementing an EnMS that reduces costs, ensures compliance, and promotes sustainable operations. With our expertise, your business can look forward to a future where energy management is not just a compliance activity but a key driver of performance and profitability.


Q: How does ISO 50001 align with other ISO standards?
ISO 50001 follows the High-Level Structure (HLS), making it compatible with other ISO management system standards, allowing for an integrated approach to enhance the overall management system of an organization.


Q: Can ISO 50001 certification help with energy rebates and incentives?
A: Yes, demonstrating energy efficiency through ISO 50001 certification can position your organization to take advantage of various incentives and rebates offered by governments and energy suppliers.


Q: Is there a requirement for energy savings to achieve ISO 50001 certification?
A: While ISO 50001 requires the establishment of systems to improve energy performance, it does not set specific requirements for the amount of energy savings. The focus is on the continuous improvement process.


Q: How can small businesses benefit from ISO 50001?
A: Small businesses can significantly benefit from ISO 50001 by identifying and managing energy usage more efficiently, leading to cost savings and improved environmental performance, regardless of their size.