Why is ISO 50001 relevant to my company?
ISO 50001 was designed to measure and improve energy performance and is relevant to all organizations. Energy is a critical component of an organization’s operations and can be one of the largest controllable costs, depending on the activities. Today, there is a larger global pressure for organizations to become energy conscious, and therefore your organization should consider certification. The biggest pressures come from:
- Public Opinion,
- Rising Energy Costs,
- Carbon Reduction Commitment,
- Energy/Environmental Taxes,
- Legislation and Regulation,
- Energy Performance Certificates
Not only are there external pressures, but improved energy performance helps organizations maximize the use of their energy sources and energy-related assets, thus reducing both energy cost and consumption, amongst many other benefits. ISO 50001 provides a framework for organizations to make positive contributions toward reducing depletion of energy resources and mitigating worldwide effects of energy use, such as global warming, while improving the efficiency of organizational operations related to energy.