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Checklist – ISO 50001:2018 audit

Audit your organization’s energy management system (EnMS) to verify that it complies with ISO 50001:2018. Prepare for third-party certification and align with the ISO framework for EnMS using this readiness audit checklist.


1.1 This internal self-assessment will help assess your energy management system (EnMS) compliance with ISO 50001:2018. Remember to attach evidence to items where necessary, and to sign and complete this assessment at the end.

Organizational Context

2.1 The problems of the external and internal context?

2.2 The ability that affects your organization to achieve the intended results of your EnMS and improve your energy performance?

2.3 The information obtained from the energy review when determining the organizational context?

2.4 Limits and/or limits on the applicability of your EnMS?

2.5 Identify, monitor and review the relevant internal and external issues of your organization to establish whether the impact of any changes to them will affect your EnMS?

2.6 Identify the ‘stakeholders’ that are relevant to your energy performance and EnMS?

2.7 Identify risk and opportunities to deviate from energy performance?

2.8 Identify what requirements these stakeholders have, that are relevant to your EnMS?

2.9 Continuously monitoring and reviewing these stakeholders?

2.10 The applicable legal and other requirements related to your energy use, energy consumption and energy efficiency?

2.11 Take a process approach when developing, implementing, and improving the effectiveness of your EnMS?

2.12 Setting the scope of your EnMS?


3.1 Is top management involved in the preparation and ongoing review of the EnMS?

3.2 Do you ensure that the Energy Policy is communicated within your organization and to relevant parties?

3.3 Are EnMS requirements integrated into your organization’s business processes?

3.4 Are responsibilities and authorities assigned and communicated by top management?

3.5 Are they understood within your organization?

3.6 Can top management demonstrate that:

3.7 Do you have an ongoing commitment?

3.8 Have you ensured that the energy policy, objectives and energy goals set are compatible with the strategic direction of your organization?

3.9 Do you have leadership actions, active participation in the EnMS and retention of EnMS responsibilities?

3.10 Do you have a continuous allocation of resources?

3.11 Have you taken responsibility for emphasizing the importance of meeting the requirements of your EnMS?

3.12 Are you ensuring that the EnMS is achieving the intended results?

3.13 Drive continuous improvement within your organization?


4.1 Have you set measurable goals and targets at relevant functions and levels?

4.2 Are they consistent with your organization’s energy policy?

4.3 Have you reviewed the activities and processes in your organization that can affect energy performance and lead to actions that result in continual improvement of energy performance?

4.4 Have you identified SEU and energy performance improvement opportunities?

4.5 Have you considered the outcome of the energy review to identify risks and opportunities and inputs to the subsequent energy planning process?

4.6 Have you integrated risk management into the strategic planning process?

4.7 Are the EnPIs and energy baseline appropriate to measure and monitor your energy performance and allow you to demonstrate energy performance improvement?

4.8 Have you established an energy metering plan for what data to collect, how to collect it, and how often?


5.1 Have you determined and provided the necessary resources for the establishment, implementation, maintenance and continual improvement of the EnMS and energy performance?

5.2 Have you determined and maintained the knowledge obtained by your organization to ensure that your organization can control its energy performance and EnMS?

5.3 Can you demonstrate that you have determined your organization’s SEU-related competency requirements for staff?

5.4 Have you retained documented information to demonstrate that all personnel under your control are competent?

5.5 Have you determined the internal and external communication activities relevant to the EnMS?


6.1 Are SEUs and energy uses related to effective energy objectives, targets and action plans, operational control and maintenance?

6.2 Have you considered the best available energy efficiency techniques, practices, and emerging technology trends when designing new, modified, or renovated facilities, equipment, systems, and processes?

6.3 Have you taken into account the energy implications in decisions to purchase energy services, products and equipment?

6.4 Do procurement specifications, tender and contract documentation include energy performance criteria?

Performance evaluation

7.1 Has the effectiveness of the EnMS been demonstrated by improvements in EnPIs over time, relative to the relevant EnB?

7.2 Have you determined significant deviation when you deviate from a defined or acceptable level of energy performance?

Gets better

8.1 Can you demonstrate that you are actively looking for opportunities to improve the performance of your EnMS?

8.2 Can you identify if any nonconformities could also exist elsewhere within your facilities, equipment, systems and processes or if they could potentially occur elsewhere?

8.3 Can you demonstrate that you are continually improving the suitability, suitability and effectiveness of your EnMS?



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