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ISO 50001 Certification

Energy Management System (EnMS)

Reduce Energy Costs for a Competitive Advantage

ISO 50001 is an international energy management system (EnMS) standard that gives organizations of any size a tool to systematically optimize energy performance and promote more efficient energy management. The ISO 50001 framework is compatible with the ISO 14001 environmental management standard, which means that organizations with ISO 14001 certification will find it easy to meet the requirements of ISO 50001.

Benefits of Obtaining ISO 50001 Certification

ISO 50001 certification offers measurable cost benefits. It allows your business to achieve greater transparency and promotes best practice in energy management by demonstrating how energy is consumed throughout your value chain. The ISO 50001 energy management system (EnMS) framework is widely known to improve bottom lines through systematic improvements in energy efficiency and consumption while enhancing a company's reputation and environmental performance.

A Leading Provider of ISO 50001 Certification Services

As an internationally accredited Certification Body, TÜV SÜD provides the expertise and experience to assess your organization to the ISO 50001 requirements. TÜV SÜD's auditors can assist organizations through the following ISO 50001 certification process:

  1. Stage 1 audit: readiness review
  2. Stage 2 audit: on-site
  3. Your organization identifies and implements measures to correct the root cause of any nonconformances identified by the audit
  4. Issuance of ISO 50001 certificate
  5. TUV SUD ISO 50001 Certification Mark

    Annual surveillance audit to maintain certificate

After successfully completing the ISO 50001 certification process, organizations obtain the ISO 50001 Certification Mark, which equips your organization with a powerful and recognizable demonstration of your commitment to energy efficiency and environmental responsibility.

ExperTise in ISO 50001 to Assist You

TÜV SÜD is a market leader for ISO 50001 certification, as our experts possess up-to-date knowledge of the major energy and carbon management policies, regulations, and requirements in markets worldwide. By certifying with us, you enjoy global recognition of your company’s ongoing commitment to energy management system excellence, sustainability and reliability.

TÜV SÜD' auditors hold the necessary national and international accreditations for combined auditing exercises, thereby ensuring that your ISO 50001 certification is conducted with the highest degree of professionalism and conformance to the international guidelines and standards. In addition, our auditors are required to follow a strict code of conduct through Auditor Codex that assures both you and your customers of our complete independence and impartiality. Furthermore, TÜV SÜD has the broad sector expertise required to help organizations from various industries in different geographical locations to comply with ISO 50001.


ISO 50001:2018 Transition

Companies currently certified according to ISO 50001:2011 will need to transition to the new standard within a given timeline in order to maintain the validity of the certification.

Transition timeline

  • Expiry of the validity of certificates ISO 50001:2011 is August 20, 2021

  • From the following date only audits according to ISO 50001:2018 are permitted: February 22, 2020

Requirements - what is new?

The ISO 50001:2018 Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, shares the structure of widespread ISO management system standards such as ISO 9001 Quality management and ISO 14001 Environmental management. The objective of the common structure is to ease the integration of new and existing management systems in an organization. Furthermore, the updated version includes a stronger emphasis on the responsibilities of top management, and highlights the importance of instilling a cultural change in the organization.

  • Adoption of ISO’s requirements for management system standards, including a high-level structure, identical core text, and common terms and definitions, to ensure a high level of compatibility with other management system standards;
  • Improved integration with strategic management processes;
  • Clarification of language and document structure;
  • Stronger emphasis on the role of top Management;
  • Adoption of context order for the terms and their definitions in Clause 3 and update of some definitions;
  • Inclusion of new definitions, including energy performance improvement;
  • Clarification on exclusions of energy types; Clarification of “energy review”;
  • Introduction of the concept of normalization of energy performance indicators [EnPI(s)] and associated energy baselines [EnB(s)];
  • Addition of details on the energy data collection plan and related requirements (previously energy measurement plan);
  • Clarification of text related to energy performance indicators [EnPI(s)] and energy baselines [EnB(s)] in order to provide a better understanding of these concepts.
  • Source: ISO


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    ISO 50001:2018 Standard

    Transition to ISO 50001:2018 by August 20, 2021

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