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ISO 50001 Energy management

ISO 50001: Energy management that’s good for the planet and good business sense.

Lloyd's Register (LR) provides a range of ISO 50001 services to help your organisation improve your energy usage - saving money and reducing your environmental impact.


An ISO 50001 EnMS helps you to develop a systematic approach to continually improve your energy performance – including procurement, processes and usage. Reducing your energy consumption will not only reduce your costs, but will also reduce your carbon footprint and help protect the natural environment. It also reduces your reliance on others to provide the energy you need to operate, hence reducing the risk to your organisation.

Although energy is included as an aspect in the majority of organisations’ ISO 14001 environmental management systems, no particular emphasis is shown to energy and it is often overlooked with organisations concentrating on the more obvious environmental aspects, such as chemical and waste management. ISO 50001 has been designed solely for the management of energy and includes a number of requirements not covered by ISO 14001.

The International Organization for Standardization is currently reviewing ISO 50001. The Draft International Standard ISO/DIS 50001:2017 was published in November 2017. The most important change is expected to be the introduction of the High Level Structure, Annex SL, which is shared by all new and revised international standards, which will make integration easier at an organisational level. It is also anticipated that the new version will make the key concepts more relevant for SMEs as well as reflecting developments in the energy sector since the last publication in 2011. Publication of the revised version of ISO 50001 is expected in 2018.

What we offer

LR recognises that every organisation and its energy management system are unique. The impact of the revision to the ISO 50001 will depend upon the complexity of your organisation.

At LR,we take time to understand the needs and unique circumstances of our clients and their businesses, to act with judgement, sensitivity and care.

Our independence means that we’re committed to doing things the right way to reach the highest standards and best outcomes for all, giving our clients confidence in our decisions every time.

We specialise in management systems compliance including gap analysis, assessment and certification, all underpinned with expert advice designed to meet the needs of your industry.

We explore every problem thoroughly with exact, analytical precision.  We leave no stone unturned and no questions unanswered, to draw accurate conclusions.

We provide practical client training courses worldwide in various languages, led by trained and qualified tutors. Many of our courses are endorsed by relevant professional bodies and based on our experience of assessing management systems. We offer both public and in-house training services including customised training solutions.

Customised assurance
The challenge of globalisation, changing customer requirements, legislation and technology means that worldwide, organisations are increasingly turning to customised assurance programmes, underpinned with client specific criteria, to help them meet their organisational goals.

Our range of customised solutions are focused on delivering client value by offering a variety of tools and techniques to identify the right solution for your business. Once we have assessed your needs, we can then identify the most appropriate methods to equip you with the relevant knowledge and implement the recommended improvement initiatives.

A wide range of assurance services
Don’t let your certification journey stop with ISO 50001; at LR, we deliver certification, validation and verification assessment services to all of the world’s leading standards and schemes including health and safety, environmental, sustainability, business continuity, cyber security and many more.  

What are the benefits?

Reduce energy costs, demonstrate compliance and boost your brand reputation
Implementing an energy management system certified to ISO 50001, helps you to reduce your energy consumption through a structured approach to monitoring your energy uses, identifying opportunities to improve energy efficiency and consumption and then implementing  action plans to improve your energy performance.

Certification to ISO 50001 demonstrates your commitment to improving your energy performance and minimising your impact on the environment, to ensure ongoing effectiveness and continual improvements, as well as compliance to local energy legislation.

Although organisations generally recognise that energy is a significant cost and an area where improvements can be made, it is often neglected during the purchasing and design decisions and opportunities for ongoing energy efficiency improvements and financial savings are often missed. ISO 50001 specifically highlights these areas, so your energy management system will ensure that these opportunities are investigated and improvement potential identified and realised.

The Annex SL High Level Structure used by ISO in its new and revised standards makes it far simpler for management system controls to be integrated into a single ‘business management system’, which can further help to reduce duplication in cost and effort.

Why choose LR?

We have been at the forefront of standards development and involved in assessment and certification of Energy Management System (EnMS) standards since the start.

Technical expertise
Our assessors are industry specialists who are matched with your business needs, enabling an effective and robust audit of your system.  We’re expert in not only understanding the potential in cutting-edge ideas, but applying this pragmatically in ways which guarantee impact today and in the long-term.

Your business helps LR to help others
The profits we generate fund the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charity that supports engineering-related research, education and public engagement around everything we do. All of this helps us stand by the purpose that drives us every single day: working together for a safer world.

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