02. April 2020

Certification now only possible according to ISO 50001:2018

Since 21 February 2020, certification may only be carried out in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001:2018. This applies equally to surveillance and recertification audits.

Transitional period expires

Audits according to DIN EN ISO 50001:2011 are no longer permitted. Valid certificates according to this standard expire on August 20, 2021. This is the end of the three-year transition period set by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). It is time to take care of this matter.

This is different in ISO 50001:2018

The main changes compared to ISO 50001:2011 are on the one hand the so-called High-Level Structure (HLS). The basic structure, which has already been used for years in other ISO management standards, also applies in ISO 50001:2018, thus ensuring compatibility with other management standards. In addition, the role of the top management level is strengthened. In addition, the energy performance indicators (EnPIs) and the associated energy output bases (EnB) must be normalized. Changes in relevant variables and static factors are taken into account when calculating these. The aim is to achieve comparability of the data. Last but not least, the continuous improvement of energy-related performance must be demonstrated by the normalised EnPIs and EnB.

Start preparation now

Are you planning an audit or certification? To ensure a smooth transition and to avoid unnecessary time pressure, start your preparations now. Do you have any questions regarding the content of DIN EN ISO 50001:2018 or the course of an audit? Would you like to know the best way to proceed or what your next steps should be? We would be happy to answer your questions. Please contact us.

Save the Date

You can get a first overview in our webinar on the requirements of ISO 50001:2018, please make a note for Thursday, April 23, 2020, 2 pm. Further details will be published on our website shortly.

In addition, we will also be happy to support you with the conversion of your system or with internal audits. Please contact us at: energie@ingsoft.de!


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