ISO 50001:2011 is the International Standard for Energy Management, released in June 2011 that replaces the British and European Standard BS EN 16001:2009.

Energy efficiency and energy resource management are very relevant in today's context of global warming and climate change. Energy production is responsible for sixty percent of the worlds Green House Gas emissions. The proposed standard is in line with this requirement to help firms and organizations address and reference energy management issues on a global standard.

It is also proposed to be in line with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards that address quality management and environmental management issues. Also, it will have the common elements of ISO's management standards like the continual improvement vide Plan-Do-Check-Act method adopted in the earlier ISO Management standards.

Its implementation is expected to address what the organization does to effectively manage energy resources and performance that is relevant to global standards.


  • Validate continuous improvement in energy management.
  • Significant financial savings can be achieved through increased energy efficiency. (Ofgem forecast energy prices will rise by at least 20% by 2020)
  • Measuring, reporting, benchmarking energy use improvements
  • Enhanced marketing capabilities. Make your business stand out.
  • ISO 50001 is the most robust energy management system, enabling organisations continual improvements on energy performance
  • Create transparency in the management of energy resources.
  • Evaluate the improvements in implementation of energy efficient technologies
  • Organizations can ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Promoting a framework for efficient use of energy in the organization.
  • Helping organizations make a better use of their energy assets.
  • System Compatibility; It can be integrated with existing management systems
  • Ensure best practice energy management systems are in place
  • Helping in procurement practices for energy using equipment and systems
ISO 50001