Happy Birthday ISO 50001, over 3,000 certified sites after 2 years

ISO 50001 International Standard for Energy Management System (EnMS) has just gone into third year of its superior deeds. We took liberty in analysing the valuable ISO 50001 certification data supplied by NAGUS - German Federal Environment Agency to update the certification situation as at the end of May.

The certification site number has exeeded three thhousands, and this surpasses the record of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 after the same period (two years) of their existence. The positive performance however should be credited to the strong demonstration of Germany with 54% of penetration, and without Germany, ISO 50001 followers might have been sweating by this time. The picture can be described as a strong Germany far ahead the path, followed by expected UK with the superior third groups (Sweden, Spain and Italy) and intensive fourth group (India, Ireland, Korea, Taiwan and Austria). (For those who wish to have the excel file to do your own analysis, you are welcome to download our excel file data from here)

Compare to the March figure, Germany continues to show impressive increase of 516 sites and 369 business units, UK contributes with increased certified sites from 138 to 315, increase of 177 despite the number of BU increase is held to 9. Other than Germany and UK, Spaing , Italy and Ireland made a strong increase over the two months period. It would be interested to see how the third year would develop for ISO 50001.



Going back to the basics

Although number has exceeded 3,000, it has to be noted that this is due to the strong showing by Germany. Without German showing, many coutries including my home land Japan need to review the status. Government and the private sectors have to take a close look at the essence in the benefits of adapting the ISO 50001 class EnMS operation. They need to go back to the basics. I regularly view and listen to the great speech made by Rob Steele, ISO Secretary-General, at the 2nd International Conference on the Global impact of Energy Management Systems “Creating the right environment for ISO 50001 to thrive” - SEAI, Dublin, Ireland - 4th May 2012. (15 minutes speach can be accessed here) He was very determined and clear about the ISO 50001 superiority. In his speech, he made clear that ISO 50001 followers require continual effort in promoting the standard especially to the top management level of energy user organisation or business units.

Next 12 month focus

EnMS-Doc Associates is also celebrating our 2-year anniversary as we started our operation in harmony to ISO 50001 introduction. We commit to promote as many business units establishing and implementing ISO 50001 class EnMS operation.
Our focuses in the next 12 months are:

  1. Keep close eyes on the growth mode demonstrated by African countries and how sustainability approach to be blended into the growth.
  2. Place attention on China and Japan being far ahead on ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certification but very slow on ISO 50001.
  3. It has been one of our seven wonders that Australia and New Zealand known as taking pioneering role in energy management system, have yet to appear in the certification list. we want to check the situation.
  4. Continue our effort in promoting ISO 50001 class EnMS implementation in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, etc.)
  5. Continue Learning from US SEP program initiative in verifying energy performance improvement in line with the ISO 50001 standard.

ISO 50001 Case Study: SYVEC Corporation

In the slow movement towards ISO 50001 class EnMS activities in Japan, there was a light in April, a high-tech machining company from Nagano, Japan proudly announcing ISO 50001 certification.

We would like to introduce SYVEC Corporation. SYVEC is specilised in custom made high precision components for automotive, electronic, environmental and medical puroposes using thier innovative technology "Cold Forging Progressive Die".

SYVEC was establised in 1973.
The company has been challenging a high technology development with total supports in the stamping field since then. The company is a leading company of "Japanese Monozukuri" and meet the customer's satisfaction of "high quality" and "lower cost" by developing "Cold Forging Progressive Die".
SYVEC investigates the possibilities of stamping and create "Smile" for all the people in the world.
For more information about company and their technology, please visit SYVEC wegpage.

Competition case study: Energy management in business

Author of "Energy Management in Business", Kit Oung and www.2degreesnetwork.com (Energy & Carbon management) are running competition: "How to create a best practice energy management strategy" Deadline: 12 July 2013.
(For entry, please visit here)

The competition is to see who can come up with a successful energy management strategy for the fictitious Wesh Pharmaceutical which is facing a raft of everyday energy management challenges. The procedure is simple:

  • Download a copy of the case study about the fictitious Wesh Pharmaceutical.
  • Read it through bearing in mind: What are the 'hard' and 'soft' issues faced by the organization? In order to meet regulatory compliance, what options are open to the company? Are they missing any tricks in reducing energy consumption?
  • Email Stephen Kennett (stephenkennett@2degreesnetwork.com)Community Manager, 2degrees in no more than 500 words your strategy for addressing their energy management challenges.

About "Energy management in business"

The fictitious Wesh Pharmaceutical case study is an excerpt from Kit Oung's recently published book “Energy Management in Business” from Gower(ISBN 978-1-4094-5245-4 (hardback) ISBN 978-1-4094-5246-1 (eBook)) EnMS-Doc's Nobby Yamanouchi treasures the book acting as his everyday reference workbook. Not only he admires Kit Oung’s in-depth knowledge in EnMS but also for his skill in communication which allows his valuable idea easily appreciated and applied.
The winner of this competition will receive a hardback or e-book version of "Energy management in business"

ISO 50001 requirements and responding documents

The feature of ISO 50001 is the practical guideline to implement effective EnMS operation participated by entire workforce engaged in PDCA: "P" for Plan (Develop plan based on energy review exercise); "D" for Do implement the plan; "C" for Check as evaluating the progress of implementation and degree of achievement to the targets; and "A" for Act to what is necessary for organisation whether to maintain the level of improvement or further pursuing improvement.

Therefore, the requirements are positive thinking and practical. Any top management will recognise that by performing to the ISO 50001 requirement, it ensures to take superior position in developing sustainability business. In order to take advantage of the requirement for the betterment of business operation and to maintain the established framework, one must at least establish a foundation of documentation. Once going through each item of requirements, there exist responding documents required to support complying with each item.
We have created an analysis table "Documents responding to ISO 50001 requirements" demonstrating applicable documents for requirement item.
Those of you who are interested please download

Once you go through the table you will immediately come to realise that once you have established 12 key management documents as shown below.
This is the reasoning behind EnMS-Doc developed the M333 Set Menu #101"all 12 key management documents in a set" as our feature offering.
The greatest thing about ISO 50001 is once the compatible management documents are in line, they will convert your existing documents related to EnMS operation such as procedural documents, daily journals and data into ISO 50001 documents.

Reference page...

Available Free Download

"Practical Guide to ISO 50001 Energy Management System"
The summary of "EnMS Charter", the highest level document in EnMS.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Energy Monitoring
Welcome to a Magnificent World of EnMS Audit with Scorecard System;
TEAM Sigma "EnMS Solution Software Suite" Data Analysis Techniques
Practical Guide to ISO 50001 Self-Declaration
Practical Guide to Energy Review Process and Expected Results
How to set EnPI (y=ax+b) SEC Regression Analysis

Introduction to
RENKEI Control Concept
Introduction to the wiki50001 Asia-Pacific Version
EnMS, Top Management Involvement is a must

Introduction to Lean Energy (EnMS) Procurement


EnMS-Doc Associates Business Overview (The services we provide)

EnMS related document composition

- Series of EnMS management documents "guidebook + template in one" ..."EnMS key 12 documents in a set" leaflet (pdf)
- EnMS Audit Scorecard View scorecard sheet sample...
- Design, create EnMS related documents tailored to the organisation requirements

EnMS related consulting services

- Guiding the organisation qualified to "ISO 50001 Self-Declaration" in one month ...Consulting service overview leaflet (pdf)
- EnMS operational management activities
- EnMS Monitoring & Action related activities
- EnMS audit related activities

Other EnMS related services

- Event coordination such as seminars, conferences on global scale
- EnMS related "Business Discovery Tour" coordination
- EnMS related translation works (English/Japanese)

Partnership in the EnMS related business

- Introduction of EnMS related products and services
- EnMS related liaison operation
- EnMS related business representative


Availability of "ISO 50001 Certified Comapany and Site List (March 2013 Version)"

From one of discussions in the LinkedIn ISO 50001 related group, we were fortunate to find out about the existence of ISO 50001 Certification Site list published by German Federal Environment Agency...full story...

Inauguration of ISO 50001-League-Malaysia

"Energy User League of ISO 50001 Self-Declaration-Malaysia" (The League-Malaysia)

Lesson from ISO 22000...Tasteful Top Management can make things different

The chief chef of French restaurand "Chez Ken" and CEO of the food factory to supply the cousine throughout Japan spoke about how he overcame the challenge of maitaining the original taste of roast beef while complying to the safety standard. The spirit is what we need to establish ISO 50001 class EnMS operation from the top managements...full story...

Competent EnMS operation with solid documentation leads the organisation to ISO 50001 conformity and voluntarily declare its compliance. The organisation then can decide if the certification is strategically beneficial for their business. 

We still see a lot of attentions being placed on certification when ISO 50001, International Standard for Energy Management System (EnMS) is talked about. On the other hand seldom we hear about the importance of documentation that forms the fundamental part of enhancing EnMS operation conforming to the ISO 50001 requirements. Full story...

2nd International Conference on the Global impact of Energy Management Systems “Creating the right environment for ISO 50001 to thrive”- Dublin, Ireland   Read more...

Introducing EnMS audit guideline and a related tool...Learn more...

U.S.A going a step ahead of ISO with SEP... Going for capturing the "essence" and freeing from certification pressure...
U.S.A. ISO/TC242 expert speaks to Japanese ISO dedicated magazine "ISOS"Learn more...

Welcome to the wonderful world of Energy Monitoring...Learn more...

The reason why we want to endorse ISO 50001 self-declaration...Learn more...

It is important to continuously re-visit the real purpose of ISO 50001: energy performance improvementSo then, how do you proceed with the ISO 50001 EnMS operation?...

DOE Announces Up To $3 Million to Administer Superior Energy Performance Program... ...For the full story, please visit DOE site/ EERE News/Progress Alerts page

Documentation is very important in EnMS operation and for the ISO 50001 certification...Learn more...

ISO 50001 is to eliminate ISO-lation...Learn more...

"Welcome ISO 50001"Learn more...

Back Issue Front Pages

Welcome ISO 50001...(Front page: Jun.-Nov.,2011 edition)View page...

  1. Expressing the utmost respect to the ISO organization, PC242 and associated members involved in launching the standard as a result of their invaluable inputs with their time and effort.
  2. Documentation is very important in EnMS operation and for the ISO 50001 certification...
  3. ISO 50001 is to eliminate ISO-lation...

Hello ISO 50001...(Front page: Dec.,2011 edition)View page...

  1. Season's Greetings 2011
  2. re-visiting the real purpose of ISO 50001...

Happy New Year 2012 (Front page: Jan.,2012 edition)View page...

  1. The year of the EnMS Power that enhances the business output...
  2. An important message from the content of ISO 50001

2012 the year of "energy management" powerEnMS Power [2012 resolution]...(Front page: Jan.-Feb.,2012 edition)View page...

  • 2012 resolution...
    • Energy management leadership role and responsibility: attentiveness to the global scene
    • Energy management in the scope of supply chain: Cannot avoid global perspectives
    • ISO 50001 : Way to establishing system for self-certification (self-declaration) in alleviating for many energy users feeling certification work and economic load is becoming a high burden (ISO 50001 is for performance over conformance)

News from DOE (Front page: Feb.-Mar.,2012 edition)View page...

  • [DOE Announces Up To $3 Million to Administer Superior Energy Performance Program]...

Energy Management Partnership...(Front page: Mar.,2012 edition)View page...

  • The reason why we want to endorse ISO 50001 self-declaration

Welcome to the wonderful world of Energy Monitoring... (Front page: Mar.,2012 edition)View page...

  1. For those of you in charge of energy management operation...

U.S.A going a step ahead of ISO with SEP...(Front page: Mar.-Apr.,2012 edition)View page...
Going for capturing the "essence" and freeing from certification pressure...

  1. U.S.A. ISO/TC242 expert speaks to Japanese ISO dedicated magazine "ISOS"
  2. GSEP Introduction
  3. "Business Continuity vs. Energy" Management System

EnMS Audit with Scorecard System (Front page: Apr.,2012 edition)View page...

  • EnMS Audit Guideline utilising the original Scorecard System incorporating the SEP Best Practice concept

EnMS Audit Scorecard on the move...(Front page: Apr.,2012 edition)View page...

  1. Introducing EnMS Audit Guideline document
  2. Introducing EnMS Audit Scorecard System tool

Gloabal TEAM Spirit... (Front page: May.-Jun.,2012 edition)View page...

  1. Importance of monitoring system in EnMS operation
  2. Introducing TEAM Sigma, EnMS Solution Software Suite
  3. Wiki based Framework for ISO 50001 compliance that provides a paperless EnMS Document Management Operating System, wiki50001.

ISO 50001 One Year Anniversary Edition... (Front page: Jun.-Jul.,2012 edition)View page...

  1. Happy birthday ISO 50001!!
  2. 2nd International Conference on the Global impact of Energy Management Systems (hosted by SEAI) "Creating the right environment for ISO 50001 to thrive"- Dublin, Ireland
  3. "EnMS Operation Practical Guide to the ISO 50001 Self-Declaration", new document

Opening Ceremonies of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games:(Front page: Jul.-Sep.,2012 edition)
Demonstrating Energy Management during the Industrial Revolution...View page...

  1. ACEEE ranked Great Britain the most energy efficient nation of world's largest economies
  2. What we saw at the Opening Ceremonies of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games
  3. Japanese Sustainability Business Discovery Mission to the UK

India lights on Energy Management...(Front page: Sep.-Oct.,2012 edition)View page...

  1. Energy management awareness in INDIA
  2. Energy conservation Act 2001 amendment 2010 (INDIA)
  3. "RENKEI Control Guidebook" from Japan introduced first time at "Seminar on Green IT Best Practice" in Dheli, India 31 August

Malaysia to lead ISO 50001 Self-Declaration scheme...(Front page: Oct.-Nov.,2012 edition)View page...

  1. Introducing Malaysia dedicated EnMS pages to our website
  2. 3-day MS ISO 50001 Class EnMS Workshop in Malaysia 25-27 September held in KL, Malaysia
  3. Forming "Energy User Lague of ISO 50001 Self-Declaration, Malaysia" to boost EnMS operation enhancement in Malaysia.
  4. "RENKEI Control Guidebook" now available in English

Shying away from establishing EnMS documentation? (Front page: Nov.-Dec.,2012 edition)View page...

  • Competent EnMS operation with solid documentation leads the organisation to ISO 50001 conformity and voluntarily declare its compliance. The organisation then can decide if the certification is strategically beneficial for their business.

Season's Greetings/2012 year-end (Front page: Dec.,2012 edition)View page...

  • Singapore, here we come...
  • Lesson from ISO 22000...Tasteful Top Management can make things different

Best wishes for the New Year, 2013 (Front page: Jan.,2013 edition)View page...

  • 2013, the year of "Continual Energy Performance Improvement"
  • "EnMS Continual Improvement Guideline" Background and Objective

Inauguration of ISO 50001-League-Malaysia (Front page: Jan-Mar.,2013 edition)View page...

  • "Energy User League of ISO 50001 Self-Declaration-Malaysia" (The League-Malaysia)
  • ISO 50001 Self-Declaration is as good as Certification

Lean Energy Procurement(Front page: Mar-Apr.,2013 edition)View page...

  • Lean Energy (EnMS) Procurement Guideline
  • ISO 50001 requirements and responding documents

"ISO 50001 Certified Comapany and Site List"(Front page: Apr.- May,2013 edition)View page...

  • The list (pdf file) published by NA 172 Normenausschuss Grundlagen des Umweltschutzes(NAGUS)- German Federal Environment Agency can be downloaded
  • For those who wish to have the excel file to do your own analysis, the file is also available

Singapore New Energy Conservation Act and ISO 50001 Workshop Success(Front page: May- Jun,2013 edition)View page...

Our mission #1

To broaden association globally in promoting energy performance improvement with ISO 50001 Class EnMS.

Our mission #2

To disseminate importance of documentation for proper implementation of ISO 50001 Class EnMS operation.

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Home pages we follow

Helping companies wanting to explore Japanese market with an objective of susatainablility business development.

We are closely following the development of the UK leading EnMS solution software.

Open source economic paperless EnMS operating system is very useful to make full use of our EnMS management documents.

We are following EnMS and Sustainability progress in Ireland thru SEAI.

We are following the progress of the SEP programs promoted by USCEEM.

We are keeping our eyes on the GSEP development under the CEM

We learn a lot from this ISO dedicated publisher website
(only in Japanese)。

We benefit a lot from real time information blog pages provided by Mr. Nakao (only in Japanese)

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