There’s still time to implement ISO 50001 before this deadline
In their July 2021 consultation paper, titled Strengthening the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), BEIS recapped that:
They concluded that:
ISO 50001:2018 is a globally recognised ISO standard that provides a structured approach for organisations to create an effective Energy Management System (EnMS). The system provides good practice guidelines on gathering accurate energy usage data and developing a plan to improve operational efficiency. The standard is based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act continual improvement model which enables an organisation to continually evaluate the success of its energy consumption plan and keep improving it. ISO 50001 provides a framework of requirements for organisations to:
Energy consumption is rapidly increasing internationally so improving energy efficiency and climate change challenges make up a key part of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the United Nations 2030 Agenda. ISO 50001 helps organise processes and procedures that can contribute to the achievement of goals 7 and 13.
Whether your focus is on demonstrating compliance with ESOS or a broader strategic objective to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), looking at ISO 50001 and other core ISO standards may be the best approach for you.