ISO 50001 is just a pup compared with ISO 9001.
The global standard, designed to provide organizations with a recognized framework for integrating energy performance into their management practices, turns 2 this month. (The origins of ISO 9001, on the other hand, date back to 1987.)
But ISO 50001 already is gaining traction throughout the world, as manufacturing operations turn up the heat on energy efficiency and greenhouse-gas reductions.
By the end of 2012, energy-management systems in more than 1,000 organizations across 50 countries had been certified ISO 50001, according to data compiled by the German Federal Environment Agency.
For more, read "Operations: ISO 50001 Turns 2."