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ISO 50001 is an international standard which specifies requirements for Energy Management Systems (EnMS). Regardless of whether your business is big or small, gaining and maintaining ISO 50001 certification shows that your organisation is conscious of environmental concerns and is committed to improving its energy use. Through a holistic approach, this standard provides a comprehensive framework for managing its energy efficiency. 


The consumption of energy has fast become a global concern and, due to environmental issues, consuming energy responsibly should be on every business’s agenda. Nevertheless, whilst saving energy is primarily beneficial to the planet, you’ll find that the benefits also extend to the overall running of your business. These are few benefits this standard can bring to your organisation: 


As this standard’s distinct focus is the efficient use of Energy, all industries can benefit from becoming ISO 50001 certified. In fact, without restricting itself to fixed requirements and mandates for each industry, ISO 50001 assists a wide-range of organisations in applying Energy Management Systems. Accordingly, we’ve identified several industries for whom this certification could prove essential. 

Work with An Expert

For some companies, it might be tempting to read the standard and attempt to implement these processes without receiving any expert guidance. However, this is typically not enough to implement an efficient, long-term management system. A literal interpretation of this standard may easily create an overly bureaucratic management system, yielding the opposite results of what would otherwise be achieved. Instead of a structured system based on the smart analysis of data, you could end up with an overly complicated and inefficient system.  

Instead, hiring an expert consultancy with years of experience is the best way to effectively meet your ISO standards. Make sure to choose an expert you trust, to provide you with a grounded approach that will simplify your life, rather than over-complicate it.  

Certification Bodies

When looking to get ISO certification, choosing to work with the right certification body is a crucial part of the process. It is important to make sure that your certification body is fully accredited, as only these entities are truly qualified to provide ISO certification. In Malta, we have a number of accredited certification bodies, all of whom are able to provide a thorough assessment of the ISO 50001 standard requirements.

Luke’s vast amount of experience has allowed him to work with a full range of ISO certification bodies, and he has never failed to help his clients gain ISO accreditation. 


As a Malta Enterprise approved advisor, Luke can help his clients reap the full benefits of currently available funding. Applicable to any business based in Malta, the Government of Malta’s current funding schemes have never been better. The precise amount depending on your company’s size and ownership structure. 

For more information, simply get in touch for a free consultation session! Luke will help you to make the most of the best available funding incentives applicable to your business.


Luke’s approval as a Malta Enterprise approved advisor means that his clients can reap the full benefits of currently available funding schemes. Find out whether you are eligible for funding, by getting in touch with Luke!

Funding Opportunities

For companies that are committed to optimising their energy use, getting ISO 50001 certification is a crucial milestone. Recognizing the importance of working towards this standard, there are various funding opportunities to be found in Malta. These include:  

  • 50% Tax Credits  
  • cash grants by Malta Enterprise, JobsPlus, & other entities. 
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ISO 50001: A Closer Look

What Topics Does It Cover?

Published in June 2018, the ISO 50001:2018 Energy Management System remains the most recent and up-to-date version of this standard. Using a high-level system that allows it to be easily implemented alongside other ISO management systems, this standard follows the same ‘Plan-Do-Check-Act’ model which defines all of the revised ISO standards.  

  • Plan: Define the context of the organisation, set up an energy policy and an energy management team, plans to address risks and opportunities, perform energy assessments, identify significant energy consumption (SEU) use energy performance indicators (EnPIs) and Energy Baseline (ENB), and continuous improvement assurance sets goals, objectives and action plans for implementation. 
  • Do: Apply action plans, operational controls, communication, guarantee competence and assess the energy performance in design. 
  • Check: Supervise, gauge, analyse, assess, audit and carry out assessments of energy performance and EMS management. 
  • Act: Actively deal with systems which do not fit the standard’s requirements, and continuously improve energy efficiency and the EnMS. 

Achieving ISO 50001

What Does This Say About Your Organisation?

Although achieving ISO 50001 accreditation is not a legal requirement, owning this certification says a lot about what type of business you are running. Adhering to this standard boasts inherent benefits but it also sends the right message to your clients, investors and competitors. Getting ISO 50001 certification proves that your organisation: 

  • Is compliant with energy management statutes and requirements.
  • Attains its goals strategically and because it functions with sustainable integrity 
  • Is at a competitive and financial advantage by being energy efficient and cost-effective. 
  • Understands the business related benefits of having management systems in place. 
  • Is an industry leader which operates at a level of excellence by implementing the most up-to-date management standards. 
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Frequently Asked Questions

ISO 50001 certification attests to a company's commitment to its constant advancement in its energy management. This allows organizations to establish themselves as industry industry leaders and boost their reputation for environmental responsibility.

Your ISO 50001 certification will need to be renewed after a period of three years. To maintain your certification, an assessment must be conducted once a year and recertification is issued every three years to ensure that your Energy Management systems continue to operate within the ISO 50001 required standards. 

Yes, like other ISO standards that are concerned with different types of management systems - including ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 - the ISO 50001 uses a high-level structure. This indicates that the ISO 50001 may be effortlessly integrated within any existing ISO management system. 

The amount of time it takes your company to earn your certification all depends on the size and complexity of your business. Luke will help you to make this process as swift and efficient as possible for your convenience.

Whilst organisations can attempt to optimise their energy management without certifification, ISO 50001 provides a structured approach whch is sustainable and internationally trusted. 

Therefore, although it is not necessary, it is a recommended, tried and tested means of achieving energy management. 

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