With the ISO 50001 energy management standard, companies and other organizations can increase their energy efficiency systematically and continuously. The standard refers to factors that can be influenced by the company and can be adapted to individual requirements.
The achievable cost reductions strengthen the competitiveness of companies. Systematic energy management is used in many companies worldwide. Good energy management shows where energy saving potentials are. The consistent use of such potential reduces operating costs and increases competitiveness. Energy management influences organizational and technical processes as well as behaviors. Thus, from an economic point of view, it lowers the total energy consumption of the company (including the energy required for production) and the consumption of basic and additional substances and continuously improves the company’s energy efficiency.
An energy management system systematically records the energy flows. It helps in the decision to invest in energy efficiency. A well-functioning energy management system enables a company to comply with energy policy commitments and to continuously improve its energy performance through a systematic approach. It includes the necessary organizational and information structures including the tools required for this purpose. An energy management system will design and execute energy policy (including strategic and operational objectives and action plans), planning, implementation and operation, monitoring and measurement, control and correction, internal audits and regular management review. (Source: www.umweltbundesamt.de)