If you work for a large enterprise, then it’s probably been a few months now since you received your ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) audit report. If you’ve found it really useful and you’re powering ahead with energy saving schemes, that’s fantastic.
Unfortunately, I suspect that for many organizations, this is not the case.
Either way, you can make your report work better for you.
An energy management system based on ISO 50001 would really bring your ESOS audit to life. The ESOS audit provides a lot of valuable background information; the energy management system provides a framework for action. Together, they can be an incredibly powerful tool.
I audited a lot of ISO 50001 energy management systems in the run up to the December ESOS deadline. Every single client I saw had an ‘aha’ moment at some point during the process, when they found or worked something out that was of real value to them. I have yet to speak to a client who has had a similar experience with their ESOS audit on its own.
And, as expected, those organizations that chose to have ESOS audits done last year are beginning to talk to us about setting up an energy management system to give them a framework for action.
So, what are you going to do now? Let your ESOS report gather dust, or take action and make a real difference to your organization?
We can help – call Julia on 07904 389889 to discuss options.
Tags: Energy Management System, ESOS, ISO 50001
Here at Quest for Future Solutions, we’re fans of management systems. ISO certified management systems are designed to make organizations work better, improve your performance and help you to achieve your organizational aims.
So why do we so often see people and organizations who are not fans of their own management systems; who find them burdensome, or just ignore them until a few days before their audit?
Every single clause of the standards is designed to support your organization. If the way in which you are meeting the requirements of that clause isn’t adding value for you, then think about what that clause is trying to achieve and how you could meet the requirements in a meaningful and useful way.
For example, we often see organizations for whom the management review process is a box-ticking exercise to cover all of the requirements listed in whichever standard they are working to. This is a very expensive waste of top management time! The management review clause is included in the standards to give you a chance to stand back from everyday management system operations and consider whether the system is working well for you, what changes there have been either inside or outside the organization that might mean that you need to change what you are doing, what your priorities are for the coming period and how you are going to resource them. If done well, it is an excellent use of top management time.
If your management system isn’t an effective tool in helping you to achieve your organizational aims, then you need to take action to improve it. If you need a hand, call us to talk about our troubleshooting service. We will be able to help you become a fan of your system.
Tags: Energy Management Systems, Environmental Management Systems, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, Management Review, Troubleshooting