The Standards Council of Canada’s (SCC) Energy Management Systems Accreditation Program assesses the competence of bodies that intend to certify organizations in their implementation of the international standard, ISO 50001 – Energy Management Systems.
By establishing energy management systems and processes in accordance with ISO 50001, organizations can improve their overall energy performance, including energy efficiency, use and consumption. These improvements can lead to significant energy cost savings, as well as reduce an organization’s greenhouse gas emissions (carbon footprint), and other adverse environmental impacts.
A Canadian first
Certification bodies accredited by SCC certify the compliance of organizations with ISO 50001. SCC’s Energy Management Systems Accreditation Program for certification bodies is the first and only one of its kind to be offered by a Canadian accreditation body.
Before granting accreditation to its Energy Management Systems program, SCC evaluates the certification body’s processes and practices, to ensure they meet the requirements set out in ISO/IEC 17021 and other relevant criteria.
Organizations that implement energy management systems have reported tremendous energy savings of 10 to 20 per cent within the first five years of adherence. Through Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency, the federal government is offering cost-shared assistance to industrial companies seeking to implement ISO 50001.
For more information on the ISO 50001 standard and the key benefits of its implementation, please refer to the ISO brochure, Win the energy challenge with ISO 50001, as well as a short ISO 50001 video.
William O’Neill, Program Officer, Accreditation Services: firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 613 238 3222, ext. 431.
SCC’s Energy Management Systems accreditation program will accredit certification bodies that intend to certify energy management systems in the following sectors:
- Commercial Buildings
- Light & Medium Industry
- Heavy Industrial
- Building Complex energy Use
- Energy providers
As a signatory member of the International Accreditation Forum's Multilateral Recognition Arrangement, SCC’s Management Systems Accreditation Program is internationally recognized.
Certification bodies seeking accreditation to SCC’s Energy Management Systems Program must comply with the following requirements:
- CAN-P-15 – Policy for the Suspension and Withdrawal of Accreditations and the Resolution of Complaints and Appeals
- CAN-P-16 – Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems (adoption of ISO/IEC 17021:2011)
- CAN-P-1517 – Management Systems Accreditation Program, (MSAP) Handbook, Conditions and Procedures for the Accreditation of Bodies Certifying Management Systems
- Annex I of CAN-P-1517 – Additional Requirements for Bodies Providing Audit and Certification of Energy Management Systems to ISO 50001
- Mandatory International Accreditation Forum documents, where applicable
Energy Management Systems Certification bodies certify against:
- ISO 50001 – Energy Management Systems – Requirements with guidance for use
Discover how Certification to ISO 50001: Energy Management can increase energy efficiency, reduce costs and improve energy performance. Also learn how organizations that have implemented energy management systems have reported tremendous energy savings of 10 to 20 per cent within the first five years of adherence.