ISO 50001:2018 energy management standard published

An updated version of international energy management standard ISO 50001 has now been published. This revision marks the second edition of the standard, since it was introduced 8 years ago.
Adopted by more than 20,000 organisations, ISO 50001 aims to help establish the systems and processes needed to continually improve energy performance – including energy efficiency, energy use, and energy consumption.
The updated document contains significant changes in relation to the standard’s structure and requirements. The key changes which have been made include:

  • A high level structure featuring terms, headings, definitions and text common to all management system standards – this ensures a high level of compatibility with other management system standards, including ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018
  • Key concepts relating to energy performance are more clearly defined
  • Increased focus on top management and leadership engagement during the implementation process
  • Additional minor revisions reflecting seven years of using the standard in the real world


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