The Spanish Accreditation Body (ENAC) has granted AENOR accreditation for the new ISO 50001: 2018 standard, which is the international energy management system standard that was recently revised by ISO to adapt it to the new needs of the energy market and enable integration with other management system standards.
The new version, published just over a year ago, focuses more on business, includes risk-based thinking and places greater importance on context analysis. The aim of the UNE-EN ISO 50001 Standard is to specify the requirements needed to establish, implement, maintain and improve energy management systems in order to use a systematic approach to continuously improve energy performance, including elements such as energy efficiency, energy use (inventory of facilities / energy-consuming equipment) and energy consumption (fuel, thermal energy, electrical energy, etc.), and risks.
Certification of an Energy Management System, in accordance with ISO 50001, helps organisations implement energy policies and properly manage the energy aspects of their activities such as services, facilities, products, etc., which translates into actual and quantifiable energy cost savings.
AENOR has certified almost 700 sites across the world with ISO 50001.