The planned revision to international energy management system standard ISO 50001 was high on the agenda at the recently concluded Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8), a global forum working to advance clean energy globally, which was recently held in Beijing.
Published in 2011, ISO 50001 has seen significant global growth over the past six years with strong uptake in the German and UK markets, according to data from the latest ISO survey. The growth in Germany and the UK is due in part to tax incentives for businesses improving their energy management with ISO 50001.
The developers responsible for ISO 50001 also met in Beijing at the annual meeting of ISO technical committee ISO/TC 301, with Lloyd’s Register [LR] being represented by Judith Turner, EMS & Energy Technical Manager. Sufficient progress and consensus were achieved to enable the revision of ISO 50001 to move to a Draft International Standard [DIS], which is expected to be completed and released within three months.
Commenting on this latest development, Steve Williams, System & Governance Manager at LR said, “LR supports the outcomes from both CEM8 and the ISO technical committee. Action toward greater efficiency, commonly known as energy management, is a priority focus for many organisations because of the significant potential to save energy and reduce costs and, importantly, greenhouse gas emissions. More than just an environmental issue, energy management - often called the forgotten fuel source - supports the three pillars of sustainability: economy, environment and society.”
According to news published on the ISO website, the standard is currently forecast for publication in November / December 2018.
With all the major ISO standards being revised, LR is at the forefront of communicating the changes. We offer a range of assessment services as well as public and in-house training courses, all aimed at helping to ensure that organisations worldwide have a smooth transition to the new and revised standards.
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