27th July 2015
Published on 15 June 2011, the ISO 50001 Energy Management System (EnMS) standard is a globally accepted framework for managing energy, providing technical and management strategies for enterprises to increase energy efficiency, reduce costs, and improve environmental performance.
The Standard is useful to any organisation but will help large organisations comply with the ESOS (Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme) mandatory requirements.
The Environmental Agency, as Scheme Administrator for England, The Scottish Environmental Agency, Natural Resources Wales and the Northern Ireland Environmental Agency hold registers of all participants complying with the requirements.
All non SME organisations, those with 250+ employees or a turnover of €50m and a balance sheet exceeding €43m, must comply with ESOS. Publicly funded organisations are exempt.
Those failing to comply with this requirement by December 2015 face penalties up to £50, 000 for each non conformity plus other non-monetary penalties.
The areas of non-conformity include:
ISO5001 has the following elements and adopts the P-D-C-A (plan-do-check-act) principle:
Only UKAS Accredited Certification Bodies may certify ISO 50001 systems for evidence of ESOS compliance.
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