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ISO 50001:2018 Energy Management System Transition Program

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has officially published Energy Management System (ISO 50001:2018) on 21st August 2018. We would like to inform that the transition period from ISO 50001:2011 to ISO 50001:2018 is three years from 21st August 2018 till 20th August 2021. Therefore, as of 21st August 2021, ISO 50001:2011 shall cease. 

ISO 50001:2018 Transition Timeline

ISO 50001 2018 Transition Timeline.PNG

Main changes in ISO 50001:2018:

  • A stronger emphasis on the responsibility of leadership
  • Clarification of key concepts related to energy performance
  • Improved compatibility with ISO 14001 and other ISO management system standards
  • Improved sections on data collection and normalization
  • The realignment of the content of the standard to the high-level structure

The transition to ISO 50001:2018 could take place during initial (new), surveillance, re-certification or non-routine audits. Therefore, we would advise you to make the necessary preparation to transit to ISO 50001:2018 as soon as possible, and to coincide with you upcoming surveillance or re-certification audit.

For more details on the transition, please do not hesitate to contact our Sales Department at 6299 9001 ext 1.