ISO 50001 as a route to ESOS compliance? There’s still time!

Identifying energy savings opportunities through ESOS can be a great first step in building an energy efficiency strategy but for any company committed to reducing energy use, ISO 50001 is a robust energy management standard that delivers real savings through a structured and coordinated approach.

Posted on 05 December 2018.

So if your organisation has to comply with ESOS, why not go a step further and comply with ESOS by achieving certification to ISO 50001?  If you are concerned that there is not enough time, you could be wrong.  We worked with Vodafone to gain certification for their 10 data centres and this was achieved within 6 months from completion of the gap analysis.

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.

We reviewed all the requirements of the standard using our 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.

If you would like to talk to us about your options for ESOS/ISO 5000, please do get in touch by email or by calling 0800 6127 567.