Getting Certified-Energy ISO 50001 and SEP-ISO Pros #12

Getting Certified & Implementing ISO 50001

Superior Energy Performance and ISO 50001 both require certification. If you didn’t know, SEP helps organizations to measure the performance of the energy management system that is implemented according to the standards of ISO 50001. So, if you are to seek certification for SEP, your EnMS has to meet the standards set by ISO 50001.

In all cases, if SEP certification, you will be required to first have ISO 50001 certification before you can proceed. During the auditing for SEP, the auditing team will first verify what is needed in making sure that you comply with all the standards.

Many exiting reasons should make you seek certification. Since ISO 50001 and SEP are two different entities, we are going to discuss them regarding the certification separately to avoid mix up of concepts.

SEP certification requirements

There is nothing much needed to get SEP certification. If you already have ISO 50001 certification, then you have nothing to worry about when it comes to SEP certification. As we have already mentioned, the certification team will only check for the ISO 50001 standard conformity and also check the achievement of the energy management system that is in place. If everything is according to the SEP standards, then you are awarded the certificate.

We all have to remember that any non-conformity will call for a second round of audit that is usually done after six months. That is the period that is given to the company in question to improve on the areas where there were shortcomings.

Why do you need SEP certification for your organization?

At this stage, it is important to talk about the benefits of having your organization SEP certified. SEP has great importance to you and the US industry that you cannot just ignore it. Just like ISO 50001 certification, SEP also comes with the following advantages:

  • With Sep, you can greatly save on the cost of energy as you will efferently use the available energy.
  • The SEP implementation pays back in less than 3 years for organizations that have higher energy consumption amounting to more than $1.5 million per year.
  • You can greatly improve your energy performance by just getting the SEP certification
  • SEP, in conjunction with ISO 50001, helps organizations to shift their focus to the energy sources and to realize more energy savings.
  • With SEP, you can continually improve energy performance based on the reports that you get from the energy management system.
  • You are likely to get better business partners and recognition from the US department of energy for getting SEP Certification.

The Certification for ISO 50001

Just like all other ISO standards that we know or have already implemented in our organizations, ISO 50001 also requires certification. This is voluntary but comes with tons of benefits that you cannot stand to lose. If you want to learn more about the benefits of this standard, then you can navigate through our site to a post that specifically focused on the need for ISO 50001 certification.

Different companies across the United States already use the ISO 50001 standards even though they don’t have certification. They either have self-claims or brag about showcasing how they fulfill the various thresholds of the standard. However, that is not the right way to do it. No one will be convinced for sure that you conform to the requirements of ISO 50001 standards without certification.

The ISO 50001 Certification process and requirements

Before going deeper into this topic, let us first answer the question of whether ISO 50001 is right for you or not. At the home page, we started by saying that this standard is for anyone operating a company or an enterprise. Even individuals who want to keep track of their domestic energy consumption can also be part of this.

Provided that you need to take control of the energy use and consumption within your organization, then this is the right standard that you should adopt. It is an international standard that is accepted worldwide. If you already have other standards such as ISO 14001, then implementation and exploiting the advantages of ISO 50001 is a very easy process. That is because they both share the same framework and aims at conserving the environment.

To get certified, you only need the basic training on the ISO 50001 standards and then get the concept of setting an effective energy management system that will be very beneficial to you and all those who are involved. After the implementation of these standards, you can contact ISO-Pros for certification.

By getting an ISO 50001 certification, you will be able to:

  • Increase the energy efficiency of your organization
  • Save on the energy cost
  • Increase performance and effectiveness
  • Conserve the environment by implementing only the environmentally-friendly practices
  • Improve the reputation of the organization
  • You get recognized by the US department of environment, etc.

ISO 50001 Certification and Auditing

The certification is done by third parties that have licensed auditors. At ISO-Pros, we have the best auditors with many years of experience in this industry. We have experience in very many different ISO standards as that is what we have been doing all your life. We know that you have decided to get your organization certified. We are all available on this site to make it possible for you to certify your organization.  

The auditing is done by our professionals who have experience in the energy industry and well-conversant with the ISO 50001 standards. The auditing is done when you are ready for it. This means that you will be calling us to arrange for the day.

You should not panic if you have gone through all the preparatory steps and implemented the standards accordingly. Our team will only check what you have in place against the ISO 50001 standards. When there are no non-conformities, your certification will be successful. What follows next is the certificate issuance that should not take more than 10 days from the day auditing was completed. Remember that auditing can take one or more days depending on the size of your organization.