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The scheme is represented on the Environmental & Energy Management System Scheme Comittee.
The Scheme Certification criteria for Energy Management System ( EnMS ) auditors have been developed by SAATCA in order to certificate auditors conducting independent internal or external audits, indicating that they have the skills required to effectively perform Energy Management System audits.
The criteria for the scheme has been aligned with the requirements of the Internatioanl Personnel Certification Association (IPC), the requirements of ISO 19011, ISO/IEC 17021 and ISO 50001
This program has been developed to meet the following objectives:
- To raise the level of professional recognition for EnMS auditors
- To add value to EnMS audits by ensuring auditor competence
- To provide international recognition of auditors certified in Southern Africa
- To assist organisations in selecting appropriately qualified auditors
- To provide credible and accountable EnMS auditor certification program
About ISO 50001
ISO 50001 gives organizations the requirements for energy management systems (EnMS). ISO 50001 provides benefits for organizations large and small, in both public and private sectors, in manufacturing and services, in all regions of the world.
ISO 50001 will establish a framework for industrial plants; commercial, institutional, and governmental facilities; and entire organizations to manage energy. Targeting broad applicability across national economic sectors, it is estimated that the standard could influence up to 60% of the world's energy use.
Energy is critical to organizational operations and can be a major cost to organizations, whatever their activities. An idea can be gained by considering the use of energy through the supply chain of a business, from raw materials through to recycling.
In addition to the economic costs of energy to an organization, energy can impose environmental and societal costs by depleting resources and contributing to problems such as climate change.
The development and deployment of technologies for new energy sources and renewable sources can take time.
Individual organizations cannot control energy prices, government policies or the global economy, but they can improve the way they manage energy in the organization by maximizing the use of its energy sources and energy-related assets, thus reducing both energy cost and consumption. The organization will also make positive contributions toward reducing depletion of energy resources and mitigating worldwide effects of energy use, such as global warming.
ISO 50001 is based on the management system model that is already understood and implemented by organizations worldwide. It can make a positive difference for organizations of all types in the very near future, while supporting longer term efforts for improved energy technologies
Acknowledgement to ISO for the above information