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Comply with the ISO 50001 Energy Management System standard to easily improve energy performance, cut costs and both meet and exceed customer expectations.

Effective energy management systems (EnMS) help your organisation to establish processes to improve energy performance. Implementation should reduce your energy costs, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other environmental impacts. The ISO 50001 standard establishes an international framework for the supply, use and consumption of energy in industrial, commercial and institutional organisations.

Implement an ISO 50001 compliant sustainable energy management system and demonstrate that your organisation commits to continuously improving energy performance.

SGS and its global network of qualified energy management professionals can help you through the process of becoming ISO 50001 certified with training, gap assessments and certification audits.

Achieve ISO 50001 certification with independent assessments and audits from SGS to stand out from the competition and commit to energy efficiency.

Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) in the UK

The Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is the UK’s response to Article 8(4) of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. This legislation requires all large undertakings in the UK to introduce independent and cost-effective energy audits. The scheme runs in four yearly cycles and is now in phase 2 with any undertaking meeting the criteria below required to be compliant by 5 December, 2019.

A large undertaking is a company, charity, or joint enterprise which meets any one of the following criteria:

  • 250 employees or more; or
  • An annual turnover exceeding €50 million; and
  • An annual balance sheet exceeding €43 million

The public sector is not required to participate.

ISO 50001 certification has been identified as a route to compliance with ESOS, providing it covers at least 90% of the undertakings total energy usage. Accredited ISO 50001 certification, covering 100% of energy usage, is the only alternative route to ESOS compliance that will not require the involvement of an ESOS Lead Assessor.