The Benefits of an ISO 50001 Energy Management System


Developing sustainable energy management practices is a necessity for any business. ISO 50001 is an internationally recognised standard that can help you to achieve that. Created by energy management experts from more than 60 countries, the standard supports businesses to meet environmental requirements, save energy and reduce costs.

Business benefits of implementing ISO 50001

1. Compliance

ISO 50001 requires that your energy management system conforms to the relevant legislation and that you communicate your legal obligations to employees and other interested parties.


  • Greater levels of compliance to energy legislation.
  • Reduced risk of incurring energy-related fines and prosecutions, and lower insurance premiums.
  • Increased ability to proactively identify and address issues ahead of legislative changes.

2. Stakeholder trust

Achieving ISO 50001 certification demonstrates that you have best practice energy management systems in place. It also shows that you are committed to monitoring performance and continually improving the systems that you have in place.


  • Improved reputation and stakeholder trust.
  • Access to new markets, tender opportunities and stakeholders.
  • A competitive advantage over businesses without an internationally recognised energy management system in place.

3. A more responsible approach to the environment

ISO 50001 gives your workforce a better awareness of energy use. It helps you to identify ways to use natural materials more efficiently to reduce your organisation’s carbon emissions.


  • Increased energy efficiency that can be sustained.
  • Less reliance on unrenewable energy sources.
  • Improve organisational environmental targets.
  • Contributes to the reduction of climate change.
  • Cost efficiencies as a by-product of improved energy management.

4. Energy savings

The process of implementing ISO 50001 helps to identify how much energy you use, where it is used and whether any energy is being wasted. The standard requires that you implement effective controls to manage your energy use and continually identify areas for improvement.


  • Cost savings through improved energy management.
  • More ethically sound and cost-effective procurement procedures.
  • Reduced waste and increased efficiency.
  • Sustainable energy use in the face of rising costs.

How to become ISO 50001 certified

Achieving ISO 50001 certification demonstrates your commitment to the environment, helps you to comply with legislation and can reduce energy costs significantly.

NDC’s qualified lead auditors can support you and your team to understand the standard’s requirements and implement an energy management system that meets them. We focus on making the process straightforward and structured, with minimal disruption to your daily operations.

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