Transitioning from ISO 50001:2011 to ISO 50001:2018
Organizations transitioning from ISO 50001:2011 to ISO 50001:2018 will notice the 2018 version of the ISO 50001 Energy Management System (EnMS) uses the ISO’s Annex L High Level Structure (HLS). (Compare ISO 50001:2011 to ISO 50001:2018) This simplifies compatibility with other management system standards (MSS) like ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018. (More on Integrating Standards) However, this means you’ll probably need to create an entirely new EnMS rather than modify your existing one.
Transition will be similar to a new implementation, but at least you have an understanding of some of the key terms. Follow these basic steps:
- Step 1: Preparing Your Company for ISO 50001
- Step 2: Gap Analysis (finding where you need to focus)
- Step 3: 50001 EnMS Project Plan
- Step 4: Training for ISO 50001
- Step 5: Documenting Your ISO 50001 EnMS
- Step 6: Implement Your ISO 50001 EnMS
- Step 7: Perform an Internal Audit
- Step 8: Prepare for your ISO 50001 Audit
Simplified Transition to ISO 50001:2018
50001store provides tools to help organizations get certified to ISO 50001:2018, regardless of their current EnMS status:
- Transitioning from ISO 50001:2011
- Starting fresh (no EnMS)
- Integrating your EnMS with an EHS, QMS, or SMS.
By applying these packages your company can get ahead of the timeline and start preparing your organization, assessing the implementation of ISO 50001 and effectively prepare for your external audit.
With this release, ISO 50001:2011 will expire in three years from the publication date (August 21, 2018). If you are looking to keep a certificate valid after this deadline companies need to make sure they have completed transition within these 3 years. As transitioning takes time, we recommend that organizations start the process now in order to meet the deadline.