As well as enabling easy compliance with ESOS and other regulations, accreditation to ISO 50001 offers many other benefits. Through continuous energy savings and cost reductions, it improves profitability and operational efficiency. It builds robust operational and energy management processes and behaviours into your business, creating a leaner and more agile operation.
Importantly, fulfilling the requirements of ISO 50001 enables your business to focus on reducing its carbon emissions and provides a strong foundation for creating a net zero carbon roadmap and for delivering your net zero strategy. In fact, Clean Energy Ministerial research has shown that the potential cumulative global savings achieved by applying ISO 50001 in industrial and commercial sectors up to 2030 could be 6,500 million tonnes (6.5 gigatons) of CO2. That equates to almost a quarter of the annual global carbon savings required to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
By instilling best practice energy management into your business, ISO 50001 also helps you stay ahead of regulatory changes and new compliance requirements. By engaging employees in the process of energy management, it raises awareness and improves motivation in the drive towards better environmental performance. And by demonstrating your commitment to environmental protection, it enhances your brand reputation and supports wider sustainable initiatives.