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DIN EN ISO 50001:2018

Energy Management

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ISO 50001?

DIN EN ISO 50001:2018

Our daily energy demands and usage are rising due to on-going digitalisation. Around 40% of worldwide CO2 emissions can be traced back to power production. 

As a modern organisation, it should be in your interest to consider and optimise your energy performance, positively impacting both the environment and costs. By actively and systematically planning your energy usage, you can improve your energy performance while enhancing your energy efficiency. 

An energy management system (EMS) in compliance with ISO 50001 is a prerequisite to profit from the German Tax Cap and Efficiency System Regulation (SpaEFV) (Spitzensteuerausgleich gemäß §55 Energiesteuergesetz) (German only).


An accredited certification of your EMS in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001:2018, ISO 50001 in short, will allow you to lower expenses. This can either be achieved through improved energy efficiency or through a possible tax reduction as per SpaEFV. Additionally, an accredited ISO 50001 certification will have a positive impact on your reputation with customers, business partners and staff.

ISO 50001


Since the overhaul of ISO 50001 in 2018, its chapters follow the so-called “High-Level-Structure”. This structure allows the integration of further management systems that also follow this structure. These are: ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 45001, and ISO 14001.


The core aim of ISO 50001 is to continually improve energy performance. This is achieved through an improved energy efficiency.


The individual chapters of ISO 50001 can easily be divided into the PDCA Cycle (Plan-Do-Check-Act). This cycle decides further standards, such as the “Process Approach” and “Risk-Based Thinking”. 

The Process Approach is centred around the organisation's processes. For this to work, all processes and their respective interactions within the organisation need to be managed and named. This allows the organisation to steer processes towards the desired organisational and energy goals. 


Risk-Based thinking is used to identify internal and external risks as well as opportunities that could impact the organisation. Appropriate actions can be taken to address risks or chances and can be monitored to ensure their success. 

Subsequently, emergency preparedness and defence and communication will be part of the environmental management system.


The Basis of Success

  • Enhance Energy Performance

    • Energy efficiency is improved through planned energy goals.

  • Reduce Cost and Resource use

    • Operating costs can be lowered by reducing energy costs and optimised use of resources.

  • Peak Compensation as per SpaEfV

    • An ISO 50001 certification is a prerequisite for applying for peak compensation in accordance with SpaEfV.

  • Minimise Risks and Maximise Opportunities 

    • Consistent and continuous risk and opportunity management allows you to act       instead of react in the right moments.

  • Enhance Competitiveness / Market Acceptance

    • A certified energy management system improves your image with customers, business partners and staff.

  • Enrichment through CertEuropA Expertise 

    • The CertEuropA GmbH is a German, internationally recognised certification authority. Profit from our know-how and the expertise of our experts and auditors. 

ISO 50001 is currently in the accreditation process.

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