ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management System
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ISO 50001 Energy Management System

The purpose of an energy management system (EnMS) is to enable organizations to establish the systems and processes necessary to improve energy performance, including energy efficiency, use and consumption. Implementing an EnMS is intended to lead to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and other related environmental impacts and energy cost through systematic management of energy. ISO 50001 requires organization to establish an energy policy, objectives, targets, and action plans which take into account legal requirements and information related to significant energy use.

The ISO 50001:2018 edition is based on the ISO Annex SL structure. It introduces the concept of context of organization and enhances meeting relevant interested parties requirements. It consists of the following clauses:

  • Clause 4 Context of the organization
  • Clause 5 Leadership
  • Clause 6 Planning
  • Clause 7 Support
  • Clause 8 Operation
  • Clause 9 Performance evaluation
  • Clause 10 Improvement

(ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, ISO 27001, ISO 45001, ISO 50001)

ISO 50001 Process Model


Why is it Relevant?

ISO 50001 is a requirement standard which means organizations can be certified to it. It is generic in nature and is applicable to organizations of various sizes and background.

How to Proceed?

In order to capitalize on the full offer of ISO 50001, organizations shall acquire an accurate understanding of the requirements and the intent of the standard. Perform a gap analysis to determine the status of the organization compared to the certification requirements. From top management to front line staff, all levels of staff shall acquire an appropriate level of understanding of the standard. Top management commitment is a critical success factor. Work on a realistic plan and not the least, ensure a strong staff buy-in.

HKV offers a full range of improvement based ISO 50001 training courses and certification services to address your needs.

22,870 ISO 50001 certificates have been awarded in 93 countries by end 2017.


Apart from enhancement in creditability through third party certification, an effective ISO 50001 management system shall deliver the following inherent benefits,

  • Sustainable energy performance and improved environmental performance
  • Platform for process and management control and improvement
  • Reduction in waste and cost
  • Improved staff motivation and energy consciousness
  • Facilitate staff induction and training

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Training courses

HKV training courses are designed to offer different levels of staff the opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to develop, implement, maintain and improve an effective management system.

Refer to the Training page for details on ISO 50001 training. Contact us on your questions or requirements of in house training.

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