Use of 50001 a ‘slow burner’
Auditors had mixed views on whether uptake of ISO 50001 as a route to complying with the energy savings opportunity scheme (ESOS) would increase in the next compliance round.
The data from the scheme’s regulator, the Environment Agency, on submissions for round one revealed that just 325 out of an estimated 10,000 companies used the standard for all their sites. A further 109 firms used 50001 for some sites.
The energy management standard is widely seen as the more complex and costly route to compliance, but ...