A new standard helps auditors and certification bodies to certify that energy management systems meet the requirements of ISO's energy management system standards.
ISO 50003:2014 Energy management systems – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of energy management systems provides the requirements to ensure competence, consistency, and impartiality in the auditing and certification process.
- is intended to be used with ISO/IEC 17021:2011 Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems
- covers the specific technical areas needed to ensure the effectiveness of the audit and certification
- includes additional requirements for the audit planning process, the initial certification audit, conducting the on-site audit, and ensuring the people conducting the audit have the right skills to do so.
Part of a growing range
ISO 50003 is the latest in the energy management family of standards, which include:
- ISO 50001:2011 Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use
- ISO 50002:2014 Energy audits – Requirements with guidance for use.
Other standards to come in the range include:
- ISO 50004 on guidance for the implementation, maintenance, and improvement of an energy management system
- ISO 50006 on measuring energy performance using energy baselines (EnB) and energy performance indicators (EnPI)
- ISO 50015 on the measurement and verification of energy performance in organisations.
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