CERTIFICATION & TraInIng SerVIces FROM SGS With energy costs and the importance attributed to climate change having risen over the past several years.HOW CAN YOU contInUoUsLy ImProVe energy effIcIency? ENERGY MANAGEMENT AUDIT. Organisations that waste energy through lax processes and insufficient management systems are not only wasting money. primarily through increased carbon emissions. but are also causing avoidable pollution. energy security and fossil fuel depletion. Meeting these expectations provides an opportunity to stand out from the competition and show existing and potential customers your commitment to having effective energy and environmental management systems. In addition. customers are increasingly asking for assurance from organisations that they treat the environment responsibly and are able to demonstrate energy efficiency. Making organisations more energy efficient is seen as a largely untapped solution to addressing global warming. energy efficiency has become paramount. 1 .

3) • Corrective/preventive action (4.5.5) CHECK • Internal audit (4. implement. commercial.4. ISO 50001 is a voluntary International Standard developed by ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation). compared to the same period in 2010. baseline of energy use.1) • Verifying action plans results (4.6) ACT • Energy performance and EnPIs review (4.4) • Operational Control (4. who is a leading provider of power and thermal management solutions. ISO 50001 applies to all aspects affecting energy use. This new Standard will establish an international structure to help manage the energy supply. Several organisations worldwide. and entire organisations to manage energy. ISO 50001 gives organisations the requirements for energy management systems (EnMS). use. institutional. it is estimated that the standard could influence up to 60% of the world’s energy use.6.6. from January to May 2011. Released on 15th June 2011.5.1) 2 . Improved energy performance can provide rapid benefits for an organisation by maximising the use of its energy sources and energy-related assets.7) CHECK DO CHECK • Monitoring (4.6) • Energy purchasing (4. GHG emissions and other environmental impacts.4. through the systematic management of energy.5.4. thus reducing both energy cost and consumption.5. as reported in ISO Focus+ magazine (July 2011).6.7. Implementation of this standard should lead to reductions in energy cost.5.6.51 million KWH. are already seeing significant benefits and energy cost savings from their early ISO 50001 implementation.1) • Measurement (4. consumption and intensity.4. ISO 50001 provides benefits for organisations large and small. maintain and improve an EnMS.2) • Communication (4. in all regions of the world. in both public and private sectors. The BenefIts ISO 50001 enables organisations to establish the systems and processes necessary to improve energy performance.3. completed a THE ISO 50001 ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM moDeL Management PLAN • Policy/goals/targets (4. including energy efficiency. ISO 50001 will establish a framework for industrial plants. documentation and reporting. including measurement.7) Management System for Energy PLAN TECHNICAL • Energy Review (4. AUO. and committed to continuously improving their energy intensity. design and procurement practices for energy using equipment.6) • Resources (4.4) ACT • Management review (4. This will save an estimated 55 million kWh of electricity and reduce carbon emissions by 35 000 tons. systems and processes.ISO 50001:2011 Realising the importance of energy management. uses and consumption for organisations.3) • Documentation (4.1) DO • Training (4. 4. Conformance with ISO 50001 demonstrates that the organisation has implemented sustainable energy management systems. an LCD TVmanufacturer in Taiwan is expecting ISO 50001 implementation to help achieve a 10% energy conservation at its plant for 2011. For example. and governmental facilities. Delta Electronics.4. which can be monitored and influenced by an organisation.5) ACT PLAN DO • Design(4. Targeting broad applicability across national economic sectors.4) • Energy Performance Indicators (4. enabling the organisation to take a systematic approach to achieving continual improvement of energy performance.2.5. in manufacturing and services. It is based on the management system model that is already understood and implemented by organisations worldwide. ISO 50001 specifies requirements for an organisation to establish. has confirmed that after implementation of the ISO 50001 energy management system in its Dongguan factory in China there has been a reduced power consumption of 10.3) • Energy baseline (4. Another manufacturer.

any other management system. establish objectives. and action plans. THE BENEFITS Successfully implementing the BS EN 16001 standard assures clients and stakeholders that you have an appropriate EnMS in place. stage is optional. or used independently of. yet it is often found useful in identifying any weaknesses in your systems and in building confidence before the formal audit. The structure of BS EN 16001 is similar to that of the Environmental Management Standard (ISO 14001). You can then proceed with the audit by accepting the proposal. The Standard also specifies the requirements of an EnMS to allow an organisation to develop and implement an energy policy. corrective and preventive action Source: ISO 50001:2011 BS EN 16001:2009 Increasing your energy efficiency requires the identification of where energy is used. • Step B – You may ask SGS to perform a pre-audit or a gap assessment to give an indication of the readiness of your organisation for the audit. This 3 . You will receive a report after this stage identifying any concerns or observed non-compliances so that you can take immediate action if required. Certifying your energy management systems against BS EN 16001 will help your organisation adopt ISO 50001. measurement and analysis Internal audit of the EnMs Nonconformities. Whilst BS EN 16001 does not specify particular performance criteria with respect to energy management. for example: the size of the organisation. to plan the rest of the audit as effectively as possible and to initially examine key elements of the system. BS EN 16001 is intended to apply to all types and sizes of organisations and can be integrated with. it does provide a framework and enable a systematic approach for continuous improvement of an organisation’s energy efficiency and sustainable use. the nature of products or services. This lets us evaluate the compliance of your documented system with the requirements of the standard to better understand the nature of your organisation. we will present the findings of the audit classified as either major or minor non-conformances along with other observations and opportunities HOW DOES THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS WORK? The ISO 50001 and BS EN 16001 certification process is similar to that of the ISO 14001:2004 and consists of the following six steps: • Step A – SGS provides you with a proposal based on the size and nature of your organisation. • Step D – This is ‘Stage 2’ of the initial audit process.THE ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM MODEL: ISO 50001:2011 Continuous improvement Energy policy Energy planning Management review Implementation and operation Checking Monitoring. This is achieved through the development and implementation of an Energy Management System (EnMS). At the end of this stage. the scope of energy management. BS EN 16001 can help you to do this by providing the requirements and guidance intended to reduce both costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The audit includes interviews with you and your colleagues and examination of records. Observation of your working practices determines how compliant your actual processes are with the standard and with your own documentation system. the international standard. • Step C – The first part of the formal audit is the ‘Stage 1 – Readiness Review’. the nature of activities. targets. which take into account legal requirements and information pertaining to significant energy use. The level of detail and complexity of an individual EnMS will depend on a number of factors. correction. where it is wasted and where any energy saving measures will have the most effect.

• Step F – Shortly before the third anniversary of the initial certification. During the visits. as before. • Step E – Our surveillance visits will be scheduled at either six or twelve month intervals depending on the contract. a technical review of the audit will then be conducted by an authorised SGS Certification Manager to confirm the issuance of a certificate. which can be carried out independently of any certification activity. 4 . on a 3-year cycle. Gap assessment helps an organisation understand its readiness for a certification audit. Please note that SGS can provide a standalone pre-audit (gap assessment). Once you have addressed the non-conformities.for improvement. our routine visit will be extended to enable a re-certification audit. Surveillance visits will then continue. we review the implementation of the action plan addressing the past non-conformities and examine certain mandatory and other selected parts of the system in line with an audit plan that we provide you before each visit.

THEME Energy Policy ISO 50001:2011 ISO 50001:2011 requires a commitment to the purchase of energy efficient products and services and design for energy performance improvement. BS EN 16001:2009 considers energy consumption for the design. Twice-yearly surveillance – 5 visits THE MAIN DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ISO 50001:2011 AND BS EN 16001:2009 The main differences between the requirements of ISO 50001:2011 and BS EN 16001:2009 are outlined in the table below. BS EN 16001:2009 only concerns energy efficiency. Documentation There are no mandatory procedures in BS EN 16001:2009. energy use and consumption in the EnMS scope. There are no mandatory procedures in ISO 50001:2011. For ISO 50001:2011 the EnMS must contain procedures related to: • Control of documents • Internal communication BS EN 16001:2009 BS EN 16001:2009 only requires the consideration of energy consumption when buying energy consuming equipment.ISO 50001:2011 AND BS EN 16001:2009 CERTIFICATION PROCESS SUrVeILLance VIsIts tyPIcaLLy At 6 to 12 month InterVaLs Assessment anD certIfIcatIon STeP A Agree Contract STeP C Stage 1 Audit STeP D Stage 2 Audit Issue Certificate after successful audit STeP E Visit 2 Visit 3 Visit 4 Visit 5 Visit 6 STeP F Recertification Visit 1R STeP B Optional Pre-Audit VISIT FREQUENCY NOTES: Annual surveillance – 2 visits. systems and processes. Metering systems BS EN 16001:2009 requires organisations to have a metering plan. including buildings. change or restoration of all assets. No specific requirement. Energy Baseline Energy Performance Indicators (EnPIs) Energy Characterisation No specific requirement. equipment. 5 . including energy efficiency. ISO 50001:2011 considers energy performance. The energy baseline shall be established using the information in the initial energy review considering a data period suitable to the organisation’s energy use. Energy Performance Improvement Opportunities ISO 50001:2011 states that energy performance improvement opportunities should be considered in the design. The organisation shall identify EnPIs appropriate for monitoring and measuring its energy performance. modification and renovation of significant energy consuming facilities.

com/training to view the course schedules in your region.sgs. our people speak the language and understand the culture of the local market and operate globally in a consistent. complex international projects. and includes: • Energy Management Systems Foundation Training Course (BS EN 16001 and ISO 50001) • ISO 50001 Lead Auditor Course • BS EN 16001:2009 Lead Auditor Course Please visit www.TRAINING RELATED TO ISO 50001:2011 AND BS EN 16001:2009 We offer a wide variety of training courses for all levels of ability and awareness. With a presence in every single region around the globe. WHY SGS? SGS is the world’s leading inspection. . • ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems certification and training services. OTHER SERVICES RELATED TO ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION SGS is also known for its solutions related to other services for environmental and quality management systems in order to achieve continuous improvement: • Gap analysis against the requirements of ISO 50001 or BS EN 16001: this is a very cost-effective option if you want to set-up an Energy Management Systems standard consistent with the requirements of either standard. Work with the global leader and take your commitment to the next level.COM/ ENERGY-MANAGEMENT OR CONTACT ENERGY@SGS. We are the global leader in Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001) certification and climate change verification and the most widely accredited certification body. testing and certification company. SGS operates a network of over 1 250 offices and laboratories around the world. bespoke performance criteria: SGS can help develop the performance criteria and the checklist or simply check performance against existing measures. With more than 67 000 employees. We have a history of undertaking and successfully executing large-scale. We are constantly looking beyond customers’ and society’s expectations in order to deliver market leading services wherever they are needed. Partnering with SGS opens the door to better performing processes. increasingly skilful talent. reliable and effective manner. supply chains and more sustainable customer relationships delivering profitable competitive advantage. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. • Integrated Management Systems: your quality management systems can be audited and certified simultaneously with other management systems that you have implemented. • Audit solutions against additional.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION. • ISO 14064 Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Verification certification and training services. consistent and compliant TO LEARN HOW SGS CAN HELP YOU CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY. verification. or planning doing so. VISIT WWW.SGS. Our ISO 50001:2011 and BS EN 16001:2009 training course portfolio is designed to meet the requirements of any organisation leveraging these standards.


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