Since this energy management standard was last published, both businesses and consumers have come to understand that their energy use impacts the environment we all share.
Natural resources continue to deplete, which places a greater emphasis on energy security. Energy costs are also rising, and organizations are under constant pressure to reduce overhead costs.
These pressures meant it was time to consider how the standard might better meet the needs of businesses and improve energy management systems (EnMS) altogether.
During the development process the standard also adopted Annex SL. The high level structure (HLS) was introduced to align the implementation process of ISO management systems so that it was easier to adopt multiple management systems within individual organizations.