Intercert Egypt provide Energy management systems ISO 50001 certification with IAS accreditation. ISO 50001 is an international standard by ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) for the organizations wishing to to enhance its energy performance and implement an Energy Management System in order to demonstrate its stated energy policy by following the systematic approach to achieve continual improvements of energy performance.

ISO 50001 specifies requirements applicable to energy use and consumption, including measurement, documentation and reporting, design and procurement practices for equipment, systems, processes and personnel that contribute to energy performance

The ISO 50001 Standards – Meaning & Definition

Published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 2011, the ISO 50001 standards provide organizations and companies around the world with a clear framework for setting up an effective and sustainable ‘energy management system’ (EMS). Its objectives and methodology complement the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards for quality management and environmental management respectively. On the basis of a preliminary energy diagnosis, ISO 50001 offers the conditions and modalities of a strategy of economy and rationalization in accordance with the requirements of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR).

The ISO 50001 Standards – Purpose & objectives

The ISO 50001 standards is mostly focused on improving the energetic performance of organizations, helping to reduce their energetic consumptions and therefore helping to cut on costs with energy. Nevertheless, ISO 50001 does not offer practical turnkey solutions. Instead, it proposes a methodology what organizations (according to their own characteristics) can follow,  encouraging them to:

  • Optimize the use of energy consuming resources;
  • Support the best organizational behaviors and practices and strengthen them;
  • Promote communication and transparency in energy management;
  • Guide production and/or exploitation towards technological choices with high energetic performances;
  • Integrate energy efficiency criteria upstream and downstream of production and operation (e.g. supplies, transport, etc.);
  • Strategically connect the management energy policies in more global and meaningful frameworks such as the preservation of resources or the fight against global warming;
  • Connect energy management practices with other standard-setting procedures related to quality management, safety or the environment.
ISO 50001 Standards – Methodology & principles

In the same way the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards facilitate the integration of coherent global management – ISO 50001 also adopts the cyclic method of the Deming wheel, also called PDCA ( Plan, Do, Check, Act – that can also be seen as: Plan, Unroll, Control, Improve). Taking this methodology and using it the energy management area means that companies should develop the following actions:

  • Define a more efficient energy policy;
  • Select the appropriate targets for an optimal application of this policy;
  • Collect and analyze relevant data needed to make more objective decisions;
  • Evaluate the results obtained in correct and critical ways;
  • Reflect on the policies that are being pursued to achieve a more efficient energy management system.

What are the Basic Principles of ISO 50001 Energy Management System


According to the ISO 50001 Energy Management System Standard, the management system Standard that enables organizations to create processes and systems necessary to increase their energy performance, including energy efficiency and density, is called the ISO 50001 Energy Management System Standard. The certificate that is audited and issued by the international certification bodies to the companies that meet the requirements of the ISO 50001 Energy Management System Standard is called the ISO 50001 Certificate or ISO 50001 Certificate. 

As in other management systems, there are 50001 basic principles in ISO 7. These principles form the framework for an effective energy management.

Preparing for Emergency and Sustainability:
Possible emergency scenarios should be documented and appropriate security levels should be maintained / maintained.

Document Management:
The identification, preparation, maintenance and updating of basic documents should be ensured for the control and continuous improvement of the operating system. Bureaucracy should be avoided.

Objectives and Evaluation Criteria:
Transparent and objective assessment criteria should be set by senior management to assess access to objectives. This is vital in successfully evaluating progress or results.

Progress Management:
The Energy Management System should be managed in a way to function by improving / developing according to the previously designed and agreed plans.

Change Management:
The functioning of the IMS should be ensured by responding appropriately to internal and external changes (responding appropriately to threats).

Solution of Operational Problems:
It is critical to see operational problems as opportunities for improvement and to ensure that they are resolved quickly.

Risk management:
Risk factors should be evaluated to ensure continuous improvement.

The benefits of ISO 50001 Certification are:

  • Endorse Organization commitment on Energy Management by effective energy management system
  • Increased customer confidence, the community, employees and the Authorities
  • International Recognition of Certification improve organisation image and reputation
  • Advantage over business competitors
  • Achieve and demonstrate energy performance and reduce costs through more effective use of energy.
  • Organisation Cost Savings by effective energy use and consumption
  • Demonstrate energy efficiency & compliance
  • Reduced environmental impact  carbon & GHG Integrate energy management system into business processes
  • Facilitates Management Decisions in procurement practices for equipment, systems, processes and personnel that contribute to energy performance
  • Framework for measure and report energy improvements Improves transparency and communication on the management of energy resources
  • System to evaluate and implement new energy efficient technologies

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