DAkkS converts accreditations to DIN ISO 50003:2022
Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) is now converting all accreditations in the scope of energy management systems (EnMS) to DIN ISO 50003:2022. Guidance on conversion is published on the DAkkS website. The new standard supplements and fleshes out the requirements of DIN EN ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 for EnMS certification bodies.
This change affects all accredited certification bodies for EnMS as per DIN EN ISO 50001:2018, as well as ongoing application processes for this scope. For new application processes, the requirements of DIN ISO 50003:2022 apply with immediate effect. Applications for conversion to DIN ISO 50003:2022 can be submitted to DAkkS by 30 October 2022 at the latest.
The guidance on conversion now published refers to the IAF document TRANSITION REQUIREMENTS FOR ISO 50003:2021 (IAF MD 24:2021) and describes the DAkkS procedure for converting the cases of certification bodies for EnMS to DIN ISO 50003:2022.
EnMS energy management systems serve to improve the energy performance and increase the energy efficiency of organisations. In view of the increasing burden of greenhouse gases on the climate and the limited availability of fossil fuel energy sources, there is a growing international focus on the issue of sustainable energy use – accompanied by a great deal of interest in certification in accordance with ISO 50001.
Approximately 23,000 companies around the world are now certified in accordance with ISO 50001, including some 8,300 in Germany alone, where legal arrangements such as the Special Compensation Rule (BesAR) for the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG), the peak compensation of the Peak Compensation Efficiency System Ordinance (SpaEfV) or the Energy Services Act (EDL-G) require a certified energy management system.