The certification process is quite straightforward. After we have received your application we appoint a client manager who will guide you and your business through the following steps.


Step 1. Gap analysis

This analysis will:

  • Outline the requirements for ISO 50001 and confirm the scope for certification.
  • Review existing operations, plant and systems, energy management procedures, capability and resources.
  • Determine compliance and deficiencies in relation to the standard.
  • Provide a report and improvement plan to prepare for formal assessment.

Step 2. Energy mapping

Energy mapping techniques identify, quantify and benchmark energy use across your site(s). This establishes the baseline against which to measure energy performance in accordance with ISO 50001 requirements.

Step 3. ISO 50001 EnMS implementation

This step includes working closely with your team to develop objectives, processes and documentation that not only meet ISO 50001 compliance, but are also relevant to your organisation’s specific needs.

Step 4. ISO 50001 certification

Pre-certification auditing

This is carried out to either confirm your EnMS meet ISO 50001 standards or determine the actions required to become compliant. The analysis and subsequent report will highlight areas of non-compliance and provide a corrective action plan to make you ready for formal assessment.

Certification auditing

The experts who are fully qualified to deliver the certification assessment and subsequential surveillance visits carries out this step.

On-going support

This offers on-going support to your team. This can also includes regular reviews to maintain the effectiveness of your EnMS and conformity to ISO 50001.

Certification Requirements

During EnMS audit, certification can only be granted if all of the criteria indicated below are met:

  • the EnMS has been operational for a minimum of three months;
  • the internal audit is implemented and can be shown to be effective;
  • one management review has been conducted;
  • all staff are aware of the energy policy, objectives and the energy management system;
  • staff involved in managing significant energy uses and associated impacts and have received training according to a training needs analysis.

In addition to the above mandatory requirements in certification, the certification bodies also focus on the following aspects, most of which are related to the energy review.

  • The methodology in determining significant energy uses (SEU);
  • Prioritization of areas for improvement in energy review;
  • The analysis and evaluation of energy review;
  • The methodology to determine the energy baseline for the organization or individual SEU;
  • The methodology to determine the energy performance indicator(s) for the organization or individual SEU;
  • The method and result verification for energy objectives, targets and action plans; and
  • The operational control related to SEU.

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