Energy Management System
Energy use directly contributes to the cost of production and saving energy means reduced cost of production and higher profitability. The money saved by reducing the energy cost thus allows further investment in the existing or new products, services, processes and facilities. It also reduces their carbon footprint by reducing environmental impact of greenhouse gas emissions.
In order to be competitive in the market, and as part of their corporate social responsibility, companies are relying on technology and systems to reduce and optimize the use of energy in all its’ forms i.e. electricity, fuel, gas or other forms. In late 2011, ISO issued an energy management system standard called ISO 50001, to help further this effort following proven management system principles. This standard provides a methodology for energy efficiency with guidelines for a structured energy management approach.
Based on the principle of continuous improvement, ISO 50001 is closely aligned to ISO 14001 and EMAS standards on environment. The standard seeks to ensure systematic improvement of an organization’s energy performance e.g. energy efficiency, energy use and energy consumption. Three cornerstones of ISO 50001 implementation process are:
Companies implementing energy management system based on ISO 50001 standard do not need to create a separate system; it can easily be incorporated into their existing environmental management systems.
Vincotte International is now offering verification and auditing services for ISO 50001 energy management system to help your industry to meet the very best practices in energy efficiency and optimization.