Are you aware of the requirements for compliance to this standard?
This standard requires certain businesses to carry out energy assessments and report details to the Environmental agency by December this year. Typically implementing #ISO 50001 helps to meet these requirements. (More details are available by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org )
A lot of companies are not aware of this standard, so hopefully this will act as a prompt.
Am I in scope of Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) ?
You are likely to be in scope of ESOS if, on the qualification date (31 December 2014 for the first phase of ESOS), you are:
1. An undertaking which has 250 or more employees
.2. An undertaking which has fewer than 250 employees, but has:
an annual turnover exceeding €50m and a balance sheet exceeding €43m.
3. Part of a corporate group which includes an undertaking which meets criteria (1) or (2) above.
Organisations that are required to comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 or the Public Contracts Regulations (Scotland) 2012 are exempt from the scheme.
Full guidance on whether you are required to participate in ESOS can be found in Section 3 of the standard. Further details are also available at www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/351158/ESOS_Guide_FINAL.pdf
ISO 50001:2011 – Energy Management System
ISO 50001 is based on the management system model of continual improvement also used for other well-known standards such as ISO 9001 or ISO 14001. This makes it easier for organizations to integrate energy management into their overall efforts to improve quality and environmental management.
ISO 50001:2011 provides a framework of requirements for organizations to:
- Develop a policy for more efficient use of energy
- Fix targets and objectives to meet the policy
- Use data to better understand and make decisions about energy use
- Measure the results
- Review how well the policy works, and
- Continually improve energy management.
We have specialists who can help your business to benefit from implementing an energy monitoring system, which will help reduce your costs and help comply with ESOS.