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The Route to ISO 50001 – Avoiding the Pitfalls’ booklet from SGS offers advice and guidance on implementation of an energy management system (EnMS) compliant with the requirements of ISO 50001.

This new booklet from SGS United Kingdom Ltd offers a clear guide with real life examples of the pitfalls to avoid when implementing ISO 50001 – the standard which helps organisations improve energy performance and reduce costs.

According to Terry Coyle, ISO 50001 Product Manager for SGS “We have looked at the issues connected with ISO 50001 and how it operates in the real world. There are many guides already available, but with our expertise and experience of certifying many organisations to ISO 50001, SGS has created a guide which cuts through the fog and ‘management systems speak’ so that everyone from energy experts to energy novices can understand it and feel confident with what is required to implement an EnMS conforming to the requirements of ISO 50001.”

Terry believes this booklet is different to anything else on the market and indispensable to anyone looking to implement an EnMS. “What we have done is not only to provide a concise and clear guide to the requirements of ISO 50001 but to also tap into our experience of conducting certification audits and share this knowledge with the readers. The booklet contains a concise checklist that users can utilise to check that they meet the key requirements of the standard. This is supported with real life examples of the pitfalls our auditors have experienced that organisations fall foul of, helping to prevent users from making the same mistakes”.

With an increasing number of organisations now understanding the benefits of managing energy use and reducing their energy costs, ISO 50001 certification is the obvious choice to help organisations consistently do that. “The ISO 50001 standard works on the principle of continual improvement in energy performance and coupled with the annual surveillance regime of certification, these help organisations to incorporate energy management into their strategies and systems to the point where it becomes part of everything they do. This is what makes it so effective in delivering improved energy performance and reduced costs.

"With this new booklet, it is SGS’ aim to support organisations and provide them with the knowledge and tools to efficiently and effectively implement an EnMS which conforms with the requirements of ISO 50001 and reap the rewards that it brings.”

The NEW: ROUTE TO ISO 50001, AVOIDING THE PITFALLS booklet is now available to download at


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