Energy management systems

ISO 50001 certification

The standard specifies the requirements for an energy management system and enables an organisation to execute a systematic approach to continuous improvement of energy performance, and greater energy efficiency and sustainability.
ISO 50001 certification applies principally to organisations that consume significant amounts of energy.
This certification allows an organisation to:

ISO 50001: 2018

ISO 50001 has been technically revised in 2018, aiming at improving energy management in terms of efficiency, use and consumption. This version specifies how to establish, implement, maintain and improve an energy management system according to the new ISO High Level Structure.

ISO 50001 provides requirements for a systematic, data-driven and facts-based process, focused on continually improving energy performance.

Companies already certified with ISO 50001:2011 have a 3-year period to transition their certificate until August 20th, 2021.


Service Details

About 80% of the energy consumed in the European Union comes from fossil fuels: oil, natural gas and coal. The environmental impacts of this system, together with security issues and the inevitable economic implications, make more rational use and better overall energy management essential to achieving truly sustainable development.
ISO 50001 is the complement of two other regulatory standards: UNI EN ISO 9001 - Quality Management Systems and UNI EN ISO 14001 - Environmental Management Systems.
The standard itself does not define specific performance criteria for energy.

Certification Procedure

Documentary analysis, which can be carried out at the headquarters of the organisation or at the RINA office, involves the following requirements:

Each ISO 50001 energy certification activity identifies and assigns specific auditing teams competent in the scheme and the sector.


For ISO 50001 certification, RINA has been accredited by Accredia according to ISO 50003 for all the technical areas (Industry - light to medium, Industry - Heavy, Buildings, Buildings compexes, Transport, Mining, Agriculture, Energy Supply), without geographical constraints. Therefore, RINA can provide the service for any type of organisation, wherever it is located.


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