ISO — the business case and path to implementation. Chemical factories benefit from ISO energy management systems ISO is the new international standard that integrates good energy husbandry into every-day management practise. What are the business benefits? This leads directly to cost savings.
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ISO provides a framework of requirements that help organizations to: develop a policy for more efficient use of energy fix targets and objectives to meet the policy use data to better understand and make decisions concerning energy use and consumption measure the results review the effectiveness of the policy and continually improve energy management.
The process follows a plan — do — check — act approach. The 4 phases of the PDCA circle Plan: The overall responsibility for the installed energy management system must be located with the top management. An energy officer and an energy team should be appointed. Furthermore, the organization has to formulate the energy policy in form of a written statement which contains the intent and direction of energy policy.
Energy policy must be communicated within the organization. The energy team is the connection between management and employees. In this phase the organization has to identify the significant energy uses and prioritize the opportunities for energy performance improvement. Do: The stated objectives and processes are now introduced and implemented. Resources are made available and responsibilities determined.
Make sure that employees and other participants are aware of and capable of carrying out their energy management responsibilities. The realization of the energy management system starts. Check: An energy management system requires a process for compliance and valuation of energy-related regulations. Internal audit can help to verify that the energy management system is functioning properly and generating the planned results.
The processes are monitored with regard to legal and other requirements customer requirements, internal policies as well as to the objectives of the energy management of the organization. The results are documented and reported to top management. This document is called the management review. The results will be evaluated on their performance level. If necessary, corrective or preventive actions can be initiated. Energy-relevant processes are optimized and new strategic goals are derived.
This gives customers, stakeholders, employees and management more confidence that the organization is saving energy. It also helps to ensure that the energy management system is working throughout the organization.
Another advantage of a certification is its emphasis on continual improvement. The organization will continue to get better at managing its energy. Additional cost savings can be generated over several years. Furthermore, certifying an organization shows your public commitment to energy management. To the end of January , around organizations in 26 countries had already achieved certification to ISO This is equivalent to a reduction of Both standards can be implemented individually or they can be integrated with each other, or with any other ISO management system standards, such as ISO Many organizations will manage energy successfully via ISO , but especially in organizations where energy is a significant cost, ISO provides a more specific framework that enables organizations to apply a sharper focus to energy efficiency.
ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard
Energy management systems — Requirements with guidance for use This standard has been revised by ISO Abstract ISO specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system, whose purpose is to enable an organization to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy use and consumption. ISO specifies requirements applicable to energy use and consumption, including measurement, documentation and reporting, design and procurement practices for equipment, systems, processes and personnel that contribute to energy performance. ISO applies to all variables affecting energy performance that can be monitored and influenced by the organization. ISO does not prescribe specific performance criteria with respect to energy. ISO has been designed to be used independently, but it can be aligned or integrated with other management systems. ISO is applicable to any organization wishing to ensure that it conforms to its stated energy policy and wishing to demonstrate this to others, such conformity being confirmed either by means of self-evaluation and self-declaration of conformity, or by certification of the energy management system by an external organization. ISO also provides, in Annex A, informative guidance on its use.
What is ISO 50001?
ISO 50001 - Energy management systems