Swan Energy’s Carbon Consultant, Sarah Fryer, recently trained in the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard. She’s now trained to conduct internal audits for organisations working towards, or monitoring compliance against, the internationally recognised standard.
Achieving ISO 50001 requires time, resource and commitment. Organisations have to develop and implement an Energy Management System that works for their business and helps them to continually improve their energy efficiency. Swan Energy can help guide organisations through this process and support them moving forwards, because once accredited there is an annual commitment to internally audit compliance and progress. This involves monitoring continuous improvements and identifying any non-conformities or opportunities for improvement prior to the next external audit.
If your organisation is looking to achieve ISO 50001, you’re required to have an Energy Management System that sets targets specific for your business and seeks to continually improve energy performance – with a view to reducing waste, improving efficiencies and benefiting from cost savings as an organisation. This is becoming ever more important for organisations in a world of rising energy costs and climate change.
Other rewards for organisations achieving ISO 50001 include; contributing towards corporate social responsibility (CSR) objectives and, given many organisations are already doing a great job of monitoring energy usage, it allows this good work to be acknowledged.
Accreditation to ISO 50001 is also one pathway to satisfying the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS); a mandatory energy audit scheme for all non-SME (small and medium enterprises). Swan Energy has been working with a large UK airport, offering consultancy support and guidance in working towards ISO 50001 certification. As a result, if certified to ISO 50001 on the 5th Dec 2019, the airport will be automatically compliant with ESOS.
The Swan team will also be talking about the standard at ESTA’s IECg’s: “Energy – Changing Times” Event in Leeds on the 27th September so click here to register for a free place. We’ll all be there!