ISO 50001 (Energy) with its version of 2011 is a newly developed international standard for an energy management system (EnMS). ISO 50001 provides a framework for establishing energy management best practice to help organizations to improve their energy efficiency in a logical, controlled and systematic way.

The purpose of the International Standard ISO 50001 is to enable organizations to establish the systems and processes necessary to improve energy performance including energy efficiency, energy security, energy use and energy consumption. The energy standard specifies that an organization must integrate an energy management system (enMS) within the organization in conjunction with establishing and instigating an energy policy, objectives, targets, and action plans, which take into account legal requirements and information related to significant energy use. The energy standard is applicable to organizations both large and small, irrespective of geographical, cultural or social conditions.


  • Reduce costs and the impact of rising costs
  • Builds energy management into business practices
  • Optimize energy-consuming assets
  • Improves operations and capital cost decisions
  • Facilitates energy management best practices
  • Improves the ability to benchmark, measure and report energy intensity improvements
  • Improves transparency and communication on the management of energy resources
  • Helps in evaluating and prioritizing new energy-efficient technologies
  • Framework for promoting energy efficiency throughout the supply chain