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ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems by Johannes Kals

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Part I

Understanding ISO 50001

Chapter 1

ISO 50001 as Certified Management System

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) issues a large number of mostly technical standards with a global reach. In the 1980s, ISO expanded its scope to include management systems and their certification, mainly concentrating on quality, environment, energy, and greenhouse gases (GHGs). ISO prescribes which elements an organization has to implement, for example, procedures to measure the quality of products, indicators to alert if environmental regulation could be violated, or targets to improve energy performance. To confirm that all elements of the respective ISO standard are implemented adequately, a third-party company conducts an audit and ...

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