BSI launches new energy management standard to help companies cut CO2 and costs

Press release - 15 June 2011

The British Standards Institution (BSI) today announces the launch of the first internationally recognised energy management standard to help organizations improve profitability, cut their CO2 emissions and meet climate change targets.

BS ISO 50001 will help organizations of all sizes implement the processes necessary to understand their baseline energy usage, put in place action plans, targets and energy performance indicators for reducing consumption and identify, prioritize, and record opportunities for improving energy performance to make those savings.

The global threat of energy shortages, rising costs, and increasing legislation to curb emissions of greenhouse gases have all driven the development of the standard. By implementing the standard, organizations of all sizes have the potential to not only make dramatic financial savings but to also enhance their reputation by demonstrating their commitment to improving sustainability.

The standard has been in development for a number of years with energy management experts, representing over 60 countries from across the world, coming together to establish the framework.

About BSI

BSI (British Standards Institution) is a global organization that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, reduce risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated. Famed for its marks of excellence including the instantly recognizable Kitemark®, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors including aerospace, construction, energy, engineering, finance, healthcare, IT and retail. With over 70,000 clients in 150 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.