BSI obtains global accreditation for Energy Management Standard ISO 50001

Press release: 4 March 2013

BSI, the business standards company, has received official accreditation status from the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) for the Energy Management Systems Standard, ISO 50001 and consolidates its position in delivering certification within the sustainability market.

To gain accredited status, BSI is independently assessed to ensure it operates at the highest level of quality and service.  This provides assurance to clients that the certificates issued to them are both credible and impartial.

ISO 50001 represents the latest best-practice thinking in energy management.  The standard outlines what organizations need to consider to develop and implement a robust energy policy, establishing objectives target and action plans to control energy use.

Gary Fenton, Global Director of Assurance at BSI said “We have been at the forefront of developing sustainability standards and achieving accreditation for ISO 50001, reinforces our position in this market-place.  Organizations that embed good energy management practice not only enhance their energy performance and consumption but also save money and reduce carbon emissions.”

About BSI Group

BSI (British Standards Institution) is the business standards company 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, manage 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 64,000 clients in 147 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.