ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Standard

ISO 50001 provides organizations with a structured framework to manage energy such that it can increase energy efficiency, reduce costs and improve energy performance. It is a standard based on the common elements found in all of ISO's management systems standards, assuring a high level of compatibility with ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management). It integrates energy efficiency into management practices by making better use of existing energy-consuming processes. The standard has been available on the ISO Web site since June 15, 2011. The ISO 50001 standard is adopted as a Canadian national standard.

Like many other energy management systems (EnMS) standards, ISO 50001 is based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle. It integrates both the technical and managerial activities. The standard is intended to accomplish the following:

  • Assist organizations in making better use of their existing energy-consuming assets.
  • Create transparency and facilitate communication on the management of energy resources and promotion of energy efficiency throughout the supply chain.
  • Lead to reductions in energy cost, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other environmental impacts. Industries that have implemented and maintained an EnMS typically save 10-20 percent of energy within the first five years.
  • Promote energy management best practices and reinforce good energy management behaviours.
  • Assist facilities in evaluating and prioritizing the implementation of new energy-efficient technologies.
  • Allow integration with other organizational management systems such as environmental, and health and safety. It is compatible with other performance improvement approaches and EnMS (Superior Energy Performance, Lean, Theory of Constraints, Six Sigma, 5S, etc.).

Find out more about ISO 50001 and the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle.

ISO 50001 Certified Facilities in Canada

List of ISO 50001 certified companies by industrial sector
Organizations Facilities Dates of certification
St. Marys Cement Inc. (Canada) (PDF) Bowmanville, Ontario 05-03-2012
Electrical and Electronics
IBM Canada Ltd. Bromont (Plant), Québec 10-10-2013
IBM Canada Ltd. Bromont (C2MI), Québec 10-10-2013
Schneider Electric Canada Inc. Saanichton, British Columbia 26-11-2014
Forest Products
Catalyst Paper Crofton, British Columbia 07-01-2015
General Manufacturing
3M Canada Company (PDF) Brockville, Ontario 14-06-2012
3M Canada Company London, Ontario 27-06-2014
3M Canada Company Perth (Plant 301), Ontario 13-07-2015
3M Canada Company Perth (Plant 302), Ontario 13-07-2015
Broan-Nutone Canada Inc. Mississauga, Ontario 20-12-2012
Lincoln Electric - Toronto Toronto, Ontario 24-04-2013
Veriform Inc. Cambridge, Ontario 02-05-2013
New Gold Inc. Kamloops, British Columbia 31-03-2014
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
CpK Interior Products Inc. Port Hope, Ontario 26-11-2014
FCA Canada Inc. Brampton, Ontario 18-12-2013
FCA Canada Inc. Etobicoke, Ontario 04-12-2014
FCA Canada Inc. Windsor, Ontario 01-08-2014

Last update: March 23, 2015

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