ISO 50001 UKAS Accreditation

ISO 50001 UKAS Accreditation for Globalgroup has now been achieved. Globalgroup is the 3rd International Certification Body in the world to achieve UKAS Accreditation.

Globalgroup were an active member of the ISO 50001 UKAS Accreditation Pilot Scheme when it was launched at the beginning of 2013.

Since the issue of ISO 50001 in late 2011 there was been no accreditation available under UKAS until very recently, therefore, Globalgroup are proud to announce this accreditation and to be the third Certification Body in the world to achieve this accolade.

Initially during the Pilot Scheme the only document UKAS required all on the Pilot Scheme to use was ISO 17021,  however, Globalgroup went the extra mile and designed the management system on just not on ISO 17021standard but the draft of ISO 50003. The general requirements and competence requirements go more in depth, in particular into the areas of auditor competence requirements.

Currently Globalgroup has UKAS issued Accredited certificates in the United Kingdom and there are a number of assessments taking place in other countries as well as expansion into the following countries: Australia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand United Arab Emirates and United States of America.

Within Globalgroup’s ISO 50001 UKAS Accreditation there are no limitations and the ISO 50001 UKAS Accreditation reads as follows:

  • Industry (Light to Medium)
  • Industry (Heavy)
  • Buildings (Standard Energy Use)
  • Buildings (Complex Energy Use)
  • Transport
  • Mining & Energy Use

Globalgroup are also able to run public training courses for ISO 50001 on top of ISO 50001 UKAS Accreditation audits from all international offices.

For more information please click on this link www.globalgroup.net/certification/iso-50001-energy-management

ISO 50001 Accredited Certification

Globalgroup are going through the final stage of the accreditation process with UKAS for ISO 50001 certification. The base accreditation standard is ISO 17021:2011, however, there is another standard, which is currently being developed that will also be used by the Accreditation Bodies when it is finally published.

ISO 50001 Accredited Certification – The standard, ISO 50003 – Energy management systems — Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of energy management systems. The document is currently at Draft International Standard level, ISO/DIS 50003.

The main points of the standard address the processes to be used when calculating the time required to conduct a ISO 50001 audit, the competence requirements for auditors and head office staff dealing with enquiries and reviewing reports making certification decisions.

GlobalGROUP are one of several Certification Bodies on the UKAS Pilot Scheme for ISO 50001 Accreditation and following a pre-defined Programme. The reason for this is that ISO 50003 is still a Draft International Standard, so when ISO 50003 is published, this Pilot Programme will be withdrawn by UKAS and Certification Bodies will be expected to adapt their systems to meet ISO 50003 in as short a timescale as practicable, but no more than 18 months after publication. We are aligning our system now to meet the requirements of ISO/DIS 50003 for the following reasons:

1) to reduce the cost of designing and implementing additional actions to meet requirements.

2) to ensure that we don’t have to go back to existing clients already certified by us and request additional information and waste their time.

It is anticipated that we will finish our part of the accreditation process before the end of 2013.

For more information about the ISO 50001 Standard, visit the ISO web site by clicking on this link http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards/management-standards/iso50001.htm

For any enquiries relating to ISO 50001 Certification Process please send an email in the first instance to enquiry@globalgroup.net