ISO 50001 - Vodafone

Services provided:

ISO 50001 gap analysis and business case, ISO 50001 action plan implementation.


A high level strategic decision was taken to for Vodafone’s 10 UK data centres to become certified to ISO 50001.  The data centres are the most intensive energy users in the business and it was also considered that this was the most likely way to ensure the effectiveness of their Energy Performance Contract.

JRP were appointed to carry out an ISO 50001 gap analysis, prepare a business case for certification and then to develop and deliver an action plan to achieve certification.


JRP reviewed all the requirements of the standard using its ISO 50001 Gap Analysis Tool and carried out an overall company gap analysis and three further gap analysis at three Vodafone representative sites. 

Vodafone were assessed to see how far off the standard they were by scoring a level of compliance to each of 170 questions against the work required to move them from non‐compliant to compliant.   

JRP then summarised the tasks into a consolidated plan of actions required to achieve certification.  This consolidated action plan formed part of the business case for certification which also included information about the external and internal resources required to achieve certification, with task owners and time scales allocated to each action.    


Certification was achieved within 6 months from completion of the gap analysis following 7 days of a very thorough external audit.  An estimated 5 - 7.5% energy savings is anticipated from improved energy efficiency as a result. 

“JRP are very good partner.  They are very knowledgeable, diligent and creative. They don’t just dip in and dip out, they want to carry on working and contribute to deliver an outcome,” Paul Garland, Energy Manager, Vodafone.

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