World Energy Outlook 2020: Energy Management Systems
The World Energy Outlook 2020 is an annual report published by the International Energy Agency which looks at energy production and consumption around the world and assesses how the global energy system could develop over the coming decades.
The report highlights the impact that Covid-19 has had on the energy sector however also explaining that whilst the pandemic has and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it is not enough to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
World energy consumption continues to rise; more than doubling in the last 40 years and on track to increase a further 30% by 2040. The energy sector is a big contributor to climate change, making up nearly 60% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Governments, businesses, and individuals around the world share the responsibility of balancing the environmental scales and reducing the devastating impact that our current way of life has on the planet.
Energy Management Systems: Energy Efficiency for Business
Has your organization got an energy management system?
An energy management system assists businesses to better manage their energy consumption. It involves:
- Developing and implementing an energy policy;
- Setting achievable targets for energy consumption;
- Designing an action plan; and,
- Measuring results.
The ISO (International Organisation for Standardization) standard to assist businesses with efficient energy management is ISO 50001 – Energy Management.
ISO 50001 is designed to help your business improve its energy performance through
making better use of resources, maximizing better use of renewable energy sources, and reducing costs.
The ISO has published a free PDF that contains more information about ISO 50001 and its benefits. Click here to view the PDF.
Environmental Management and Sustainability
Another standard that focuses on environmental management and sustainability is ISO 14001.
ISO 14001 sets out the requirements for an environmental management system that allows businesses to identify, monitor, control, and manage the environmental issues relevant to their operation.
The ISO 14001 requirements get organizations to look at all of the environmental aspects relevant to their operation, including:
- Air pollution;
- Waste management;
- Climate change mitigation;
- Water and sewage issues;
- Soil contamination; and,
- Resource use and efficiency.
QHSE Consulting and Business Improvement
QSM Group specializes in providing QHSE consulting services. Our focus on business improvement sees our clients time and time again realize unforeseen value from their ISO certification and integrated management systems. Contact us to see how we can help.