ISO 50001:2011 is the International Standard for Energy Management, released in June 2011 that replaces the British and European Standard BS EN 16001:2009.
Energy efficiency and energy resource management is very relevant in today’s context of global warming and climate change. Energy production is responsible for sixty percent of the worlds Green House Gas emissions. The proposed standard is in line with this requirement to help firms and organizations address and reference energy management issues on a global standard.
ISO 50001 is also proposed to be in line with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards that address quality management and environmental management issues. Also, it will have the common elements of ISO’s management standards like the continual improvement vide Plan-Do-Check-Act method adopted in the earlierISO Management standards. ISO 50001 implementation is expected to address what the organization does to effectively manage energy resources and performance that is relevant to global standards”.