On August 20, 2018, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO 50001:2018, the revision for the energy management system standard. The transition period for existing certificates is confirmed to be three years from that publication date.
DQS, as well as all other certification bodies, is required to stop conducting audits according to ISO 50001:2011 after February 20, 2020.
The main changes to the revised standard are the following requirements:
- Adoption of the ISO High Level Structure (HLS) for management system standards, for compatibility with ISO 14001 and other ISO management system standards
- A stronger emphasis on the responsibility of leadership
- Improved sections on data collection and normalization
- Some clarification of key concepts related to energy performance
Be on the lookout in the next weeks for the release of the DQS transition policy, defining criteria for the transition process.