Updated: Nov 30, 2020
The expansion of an organisation from being a small enterprise to a medium or even large enterprise brings about many potential changes and challenges. By operating on a larger budget, the management team has to consider its expenditure in every facet of the company, especially areas that would be a long-term requirement. This includes energy spending, and ensuring that its business practices meet the industry-standard energy requirements.
After all, an organisation doesn’t just receive top-level energy accreditations. A company has to ensure that every area of its operation meets the rules dictated by the authoritative bodies. These aspects would be checked at varying levels of regularity, with the elements themselves covering the maintenance of the workforce’s health and safety, providing an environmentally-friendly service delivery and being involved in initiatives that would ensure a greener and healthier workplace for colleagues and customers alike.
One particular target for companies seeking energy management certification is ISO 50001. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) created the 50001 accreditation in 2011, and it can be awarded to any company regardless of size, sector or location. In order to achieve ISO 50001, though, a company must prove that it is always working towards reducing energy at all times through the supply of its commercial practices, and that it strives to continually improve this as much as possible in the months and years to come. This could include partnerships with likeminded companies in their specific region, as well as on a national level.
But this requires logical management of energy spending. How much money is the organisation willing to devote towards its energy-specific movements? Keep in mind that as an SME, such initiatives may not seem a major priority, with its turnover being assigned to other areas of the company. As a medium or large enterprise with aspirations of achieving industry-standard accreditations, however, an energy budget not needs to be determined, but has to be sensible based on its financial plans towards the existing significant areas of the company. So, how can an SME transitioning into a medium-level operation achieve ISO 50001 without compromising its other budgetary requirements?
This is where we can help your business. We take a sensible, risk-free approach to managing your energy and utility needs, which is crucial for SMEs and medium enterprises alike. It’s important that these growing businesses ensure both efficiency and continuity with their energy efficiency, thus allowing them to build towards the likes of ISO 50001 while still expanding as a player in their specific fields.
Our management systems would allow companies of all sectors to flourish and achieve top-level energy certificates, with a budget that is practical and feasible in line with the enhancement of other features of the company. Heating, lighting, air conditioning, telecoms and much more are covered by our energy management systems, and all would contribute towards the ongoing growth of a rapidly-expanding business. And note that ISO 50001 accreditation would allow for compliance to qualify for the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), which further enhances the profile of an organisation as a leading demonstrator of energy-saving business practices.
To receive more information about how we can help to safeguard your business energy costs during the Covid-19 pandemic, please call us on 0151 433 2001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.