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We would like to call our partners’ attention to the professional article of István Bárczi, Manager of Sustainability Division, about the energy audit obligations of large companies.
For the first time, until December 5, 2015, large companies have to carry out an energy audit every 4 years that concerns the whole legal entity. The Energy Office monitors the audit reports by their professional content. In case the audit does not meet the requirements, a 3-month period is given for correcting the errors. If this opportunity is missed or the audit proves to be unprofessional and has provided false data, the Office may obligate the large company to re-audit.

If the large company fails to meet the audit obligation, it may be fined repeatedly for 10 million Forints. Though, the Office does not impose a fine until December 31, 2016.
Those large companies which implement and certify the ISO 50001 energy management system in their complete organisation gain exemption from the audit obligation.
Further advantages of the energy management system:

  • Known certification system of requirements and certification bodies
  • Continuous increase in energy efficiency, in other words, increase in cost-effectiveness
  • Continuous system monitoring
  • System implementation by the organisation leading to less audit cost and time

Considering these facts explains why it is more practical to implement and certify the ISO 50001 system over the energy audits. The energy management system is internationally accepted, its requirements are known and it gives exemption from the audit obligation.

To continue reading click here (PDF 1.17MB).

For further information, please contact:

Ágnes Keresztúti
SGS Hungária Kft.
Rendszer- és szolgáltatástanúsítás
t: +36 1 309 3344