An asset is any aspect of an organisation's activity that adds potential or actual value. This value can vary between different organisations and the interested parties thereof and may be tangible or intangible, financial or non-financial.
Asset management includes the balancing of costs, opportunities and risks for all assets considered throughout their life cycle.
The objective of the Standard UNE-ISO
55001:2015 is to introduce the policy, Management's responsibilities, resources and implementation, operational, measurement, analysis and improvement guidelines, which include the requirements an asset management system must comply with, in a manner similar to other organisational management methodologies.
UNE-ISO series standards 55000:2015 are of general scope and apply to all types of organisations.
The asset management system in accordance with Standard UNE-ISO
55001:2015 is based on the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) ongoing improvement cycle. This standard has been designed in a similar way to other standards such as
ISO 14001 or
ISO 9001, which makes it a complementary, compatible and integrable tool with other management systems.
As regards applying Standard UNE-ISO
55001:2015, once the process has been completed, organisations obtain the AENOR Asset Management System Certificate.
Organisations can choose between two different asset management certification options, pursuant to the requirements of Standard UNE-ISO
a) When assets are managed by their owner: "The life cycle of the OWNER's assets at the centres for which an ADDRESS has been submitted" are certified
b) When assets are managed by a company engaged by the owner to manage them: "The life cycle of the assets managed by the AGENT at the OWNER's centres for which an ADDRESS has been submitted" are certified
AENOR AssetManagementMark under ISO55001
The first certificate was issued in 2016 for the life cycle of the assets managed by SODEXO IBERIA, S.A. at the LILLY, S.A. complex. To date, several certificates have been issued and work is currently underway to certify organisations in Spain, Latin America and other areas of the world.