Certification Europe

Certification Europe

ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Certification

ISO 50001:2011 is a newly developed international standard for an energy management system (EnMS). ISO 50001 provides a framework for establishing energy management best practice to help organisations to improve their energy efficiency in a logical, controlled and systematic way. “The purpose of the International Standard ISO 50001 is to enable organizations to establish the systems and processes necessary to improve energy performance, including energy efficiency, use, and consumption. The energy standard specifies that an organisation must integrate an energy management system (enMS) within the organisation in conjunction with establishing and instigating an energy policy, objectives, targets, and action plans, which take into account legal requirements and information related to significant energy use. The energy standard is applicable to organisations both large and small, irrespective of geographical, cultural or social conditions.

ISO 50001 has been structured to be aligned with other popular industry management system standards so it is possible integrate an energy management system (EnMS) with your existing management system(s). The company has operational experience in the EU, Africa and Asia in the energy management.

  • Please click on the Contact Now button to request a call back or further information on ISO 50001 EnMS certification and a no-obligation competitive quotation from our dedicated business development team.
  • Once signed up our leading auditors will devise a comprehensive assessment program which will be agreed in line with your requirements.
  • We also offer ISO 50001 training to companies, please click on the training tab to find out more.

Certification Europe is the world’s leading certification body in relation to energy management system certification having issued the world’s first accredited ISO 50001 certificate in September 2011. The company has operational experience in the EU, Africa and Asia in the energy sector.

By achieving certification to ISO 50001 energy management system certification, your organisation will be able to reap numerous benefits, including;

  • Reduced greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions and carbon footprint. Compliance with this standard will allow you to meet current or future voluntary and/or mandatory energy efficiency targets or GHG emission reduction legislation.
  • Increase energy cost savings for the organisation by reducing energy costs via a structured approach to managing your energy consumption.
  • Increased knowledge of equipment efficiencies. By integrating your existing management systems you can align your Energy Management System (EnMS) with existing management systems for additional organisational benefits.
  • Informed decision-making processes from system design  through to operation
  • Increased energy awareness among staff members at all levels.
  • Structured approach to the Right First Time methodologies
  • Improved corporate image and credibility with all stakeholders and customer
  • Enhanced security of energy supply as you will have identified your energy risk exposure in areas within the organisation and commenced processes to reduce them
  • Improved operational efficiencies and maintenance practices

Certification Europe was the first certification body in Western Europe to become an approved body (accredited by the European State Body INAB) to issue organisations with ISO 50001 certificates. We are an accredited certification body which provides International Organization for Standardization (ISO) management system certification and inspection services to organisations globally.

Accreditation is the process by which a certification body is recognised to offer certification services. In order to become accredited, Certification Europe is required to implement a quality management system which meets international standards. Certification Europe is audited annually to ensure its services meet the exact requirements of the relevant accreditation standards.

ISO 50001 Energy Certification

As an accredited certification body we certify companies to the ISO 50001 standard. Companies are certified and not accredited to standards. Certification Europe can certify your organisation in Ireland, Europe and globally to the energy management systems standard ISO 50001.

Once you sign up for ISO 50001 EnMS certification you will begin the audit process. Upon satisfactory completion of each of the audit stages you will be awarded the ISO 50001 energy management certificate. The standard lasts for three years and is subject to mandatory audits every year to ensure that you are still compliant. At the end of the three years when you decide to retain the ISO 50001 certification you will be requested to complete a reassessment audit in order to receive the standard for an additional three years.

ISO 50001 energy management system is based on the same Plan -DO - Check - ACT architecture as ISO 9001, 14001 and other ISO standards.

ISO 50001 certification

ISO 50001 is involves a two stage audit process.

  • ISO 50001 Stage 1 (Pre-certification Audit)
  • ISO 50001 Stage 2 (Certification Audit)

The ISO 50001 Stage 1 pre-certification assessment involves the organisation's system being audited by Certification Europe energy system auditors to ensure the ISO 50001 meets the minimum requirements of the ISO 50001 standard.

The ISO 50001 Stage 2 Certification assessment involves a close out of issues raised in the first ISO 50001 audit and requires the Certification Europe audit team to dig deeper into a company's energy management system.

ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems training has become a prime focus for organisations who are looking at or have already implemented ISO 50001 certification within their company. An ISO 50001 training course will give you the required skills to implement ISO 50001 in any business as a trained ISO 50001 professional.

We offer a variety of ISO 50001 Energy Management Training courses to our clients throughout Ireland, the United Kingdom and Europe.  Each training courses is designed to offer an overview of the requirements of the Energy Management systems standards.

Our innovative courses, use case studies and practical exercises to provide delegates with the knowledge and understanding to implement an Energy Management System (EnMS) that is  compliant with international best practice, or to ensure  that their existing system meets the requirements of  ISO 50001:2011. The below training course use role plays and case studies to learn, from a practical perspective, how to audit against ISO 50001.  Our trainers were involved in auditing the first organisation to achieve ISO 50001 in the world, and they were involved in assessing energy management systems in Ireland, the UK and Italy. Our trainers authored the SEAI Guide’s to best practice energy management implementation and internal audit.

We offer both regular public and an in-house bespoke ISO 50001 training courses throughout the year.

ISO 50001 training courses:

  • ISO 50001 Energy Management Implementation Training Course (2 days)
  • ISO 50001 Energy Management Lead Audit Training Course

ISO 50001 Energy Management Implementation Training Course

The ISO 50001 EMS Implementation training course is a two day course designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary for developing and implementing an energy management system within your own organisation. The course is the first step to ISO 50001 certification.

Benefits of an ISO 50001 Training Course:

  • Achieve greater knowledge of ISO 50001
  • Improve energy performance within your organisation
  • Raise energy profile within corporate culture

ISO 50001 Energy Management Lead Audit Training Course

The course is built around the new international standard for energy management ISO 50001, which defines international best practice in energy management within any organisation. The ISO 50001 Lead Auditor training course will give you the ability to successfully audit an existing energy management system against iso50001.  During the course you will go through the standard, clause by clause, to ensure that you understand what questions you should be asking, who you should be asking those questions to and what evidence you should be seeking during an audit.

People who should attend this course:

  • Those responsible for energy management systems
  • Consultants who audit organisations against ISO 50001
  • Organisations who might be considering certification to ISO 50001

We are proud of our business relationships and our professional attitude to every client, but do not just take our word for it. Listen to what our clients have to say about us and our work in these testimonials.Evelyn Conlon (Risk Mgr) Diageo Bailey's Global Supply

ISO 50001 Client Testimonials PhotoISO 50001 Energy management system certification has helped Diageo Baileys operations address its energy use in an extremely positive manner. Since engaging in the energy management certification process we have saved 25% on weekend energy costs alone. Certification Europe were very knowledgeable in the area of energy management and had a personable approach during the certification process.”



Petrina C Ashford (EHS) Abbott Nutrition International

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“We have found that ISO 50001 has streamlined our energy management process. Abbott Nutrition International has found ease of management of energy projects and documentation since we implemented the Energy Management System. Certification Europe's auditors were professional at all times. The auditors showed their expertise during the audit by providing useful recommendations and suggesting opportunities for improvement.”


Dónal Og Cusak (Energy Manager) DePuy Ireland

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'ISO 50001 energy management system certification has helped DePuy Ireland proactively focus on reducing its energy consumption and driving energy efficiency. DePuy’s ISO 50001 system has enabled the organisation to expand its operations in a more sustainable manner. I found Certification Europe’s auditors’ technical ability and communication skills excellent. Certification Europe’s detailed audit reports have also given me a tangible framework to improve our energy management system.'

Michael Madigan (Utilities Engineer) Pfizer

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“ISO 50001 Energy Management system has provided an excellent framework for monitoring Energy consumption and developing realistic reduction targets. The Energy Management System has facilitated in the development of a clear concise Energy management program. Certification Europe had a professional, open and common sense approach to the audit process. Recommendations from the Certification Europe Auditors were encouraging, constructive and pragmatic and will add real value to the overall system.”