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Global Awards Program Recognizes Companies for Leadership in Energy Management

Cummins, LG Chem, and New Gold win inaugural Awards of Excellence in Energy Management

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Global Awards Program Recognizes Companies for Leadership in Energy Management

Cummins Inc. (USA), LG Chem Ltd. (Republic of Korea), and New Gold Inc. (Canada) received the Award of Excellence in Energy Management.

Thirty-five businesses in 20 countries have been selected for global recognition as part of the inaugural Energy Management Leadership Awards program sponsored by the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), a high-level international forum that promotes policies and programs to advance clean energy. On June 2, 2016, three companies will receive top honors, the Award of Excellence in Energy Management, at the annual CEM meeting in San Francisco, California: Cummins Inc. (USA), LG Chem Ltd. (Republic of Korea), and New Gold Inc. (Canada). Another 32 companies will receive Energy Management Insight Awards for helping to build global insight on the benefits of energy management systems in industrial and commercial facilities.

The results of the award program underscore the strong climate and business benefits of investment in energy efficiency by companies large and small and across a wide range of sectors around the world. Participating companies reported annual energy cost savings of up to $13.5 million USD and annual greenhouse gas emission reductions of up to 238,000 tonnes of CO2, equivalent to taking 51,000 passenger vehicles off the road per year.

To qualify for these awards, one or more industrial or commercial facilities within each company set up an energy management system and certified it to the global ISO 50001 standard, summarized the process and resulting benefits, and submitted a written case study. An independent panel of international experts selected the winners.

“Energy management systems that meet the global ISO 50001 standard are delivering energy, economic, and sustainability benefits to businesses, communities, and the world,” said Graziella Siciliano, coordinator of the Energy Management Working Group at the Clean Energy Ministerial. “We salute all of the industrial and commercial facilities that entered this competition. Collectively, they are building a resource to help facilities of all types and sizes understand this cost-effective approach to improve energy performance and reduce carbon emissions.”

The Award of Excellence in Energy Management recognizes not only achieved savings but also organizations’ efforts to transform the way they are using energy. These top winners include:

  • Cummins, Inc. with 9 ISO 50001-certified sites across India, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Cummins designs, manufactures, sells, and services diesel engines and related technology around the world. Establishing an energy management system through a corporate enterprise approach has helped the company exceed savings goals in cost, energy, and carbon emissions.
  • LG Chem Ltd., Ochang Plant. LG Chem is the biggest manufacturer of large-sized polarizers in the world market and makes many kinds of batteries, including lithium-ion batteries. LG Chem’s Ochang plant is certified to ISO 50001 and Korean Superior Energy Performance program, helping the company to meet domestic and international energy and greenhouse gas targets, including the Korean government’s goal to reduce national carbon emissions 30% by 2020.
  • New Gold Inc., New Afton Mine. New Afton is the first mine in North America to implement ISO 50001. With lower gold and copper prices over the past few years, improved energy performance is one of the few areas that can improve profitability. ISO 50001 also aligns well with energy and greenhouse gas emissions protocols, allowing the mine to focus on ISO 50001 as a means to comply with several programs at the same time.

The ISO 50001 standard is a framework to help companies manage and continually improve their energy performance and realize cost and emission reductions. Regardless of a company’s size or sector, this framework helps achieve energy and cost savings year after year. ISO 50001 is a product of international collaboration, drawing on best practices from over 50 countries and demonstrating impressive savings among the 12,000 early adopters. The standard is proven to be business-friendly, globally relevant, and transformational, as it embeds best practices into any organization and provides a global benchmark for climate and clean energy action.

CEM analysis shows that implementation of the ISO 50001 standard across the commercial and industrial sectors globally could drive cumulative energy savings of approximately 62 exajoules by 2030, saving nearly $600 billion in energy costs and avoiding 6,500 Mt of CO2 emissions. The projected annual emissions savings are equivalent to removing 215 million passenger vehicles from the road.

The full suite of award-winning case studies is now available on the CEM website, along with a summary of key findings, “Energy and Carbon Savings: Insights from Companies using ISO 50001.” Learn more about the 2016 experts involved in reviewing and selecting the award recipients.

The Energy Management Leadership Awards are organized by the CEM Energy Management Working Group (EMWG), which includes representatives from Australia, Canada, Chile, China, the European Commission, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, and the United States. The EMWG was launched in 2010 by the CEM and International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation. For more information, please visit

CEM Award of Excellence in Energy Management

By company, with participating site locations listed for each. You can also view all of the ISO 50001-certified sites included in entries listed by country.

Cummins Inc.
India: Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
United Kingdom: Stamford, Lincolnshire; Huddersfield, West Yorkshire; Darlington County, Durham; Northhamptonshire, East Midlands
United States of America: Columbus, Indiana (2 sites); Whitakers, North Carolina; Lakewood, New York

LG Chem, Ltd.
Republic of Korea: Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk

New Gold Inc.
Canada: Kamloops, British Columbia

CEM Energy Management Insight Award

3M Company
Canada: Brockville, Ontario; London, Ontario; Perth, Ontario; Perth 302, Ontario
France: Tilloy-lez-Cambrai, Nord
Germany: Kempten, Bavaria; Neuss, North-Rhine Westphalia; Hilden, North-Rhine Westphalia; Juchen, North-Rhine Westphalia; Kamen, North-Rhine Westphalia; Seefeld/Landsberg, Bavaria; Obernburg, Bavaria; Wuppertal, North-Rhine Westphalia
Poland: (two plants) Wroclaw, Silesia
Republic of Korea: Naju-si, Jeollanam-do
Taiwan: Tainan City
United States of America: Cordova, Illinois

3M Korea Ltd.
Republic of Korea: Naju, Jeollanam

Abbott Diagnostics Division Sligo
Ireland: Sligo, Connacht

Abbvie Ireland NL BV
Ireland: Sligo, Connacht

Aberdare Cables
South Africa: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province

Catalyst Paper
Canada: Crofton, British Columbia

Central Termoeléctrica Genelba
Argentina: Marcos Paz, Buenos Aires

Curtiss-Wright Electro-Mechanical Corporation
United States of America: Cheswick, Pennsylvania

Dairygold Food Ingredients (DFI)
Ireland: Mitchelstown, County Cork

Detroit Diesel
United States of America: Detroit, Michigan

Japan: Kameyama, Mie

United States of America: Ontario, New York

Hitachi, Ltd. Infrastructure Systems Company Omika Works
Japan: Hitachi-shi, Ibaraki

JK Lakshmi Cement Limited
India: Jaykaypuram, Rajasthan

Map Ta Phut Olefins Company Limited
Thailand: Map Ta Phut, Rayong

Mutua Madrileña Automovilista
Spain: 14 buildings in Madrid

Nissan North America, Inc.
United States of America: Smyrna, Tennessee

PT Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper
Indonesia: Tangerang Selatan, Banten

PT. Amerta Indah Otsuka
Indonesia: Cicurug, Sukabumi; Kejayan, Pasuruan

Indonesia: Semarang, Central Java

PT. KMK Global Sports
Indonesia: Cikupa, Banten Province

PT. Nippon Shokubai Indonesia
Indonesia: Ciwandan, Banten

PT. Pertamina Hulu Energi Offshore North West Java (PT. PHE ONWJ)
Indonesia: Jakarta

Raymond Limited
India: Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh

Raymond Limited
India: Jalgaon, Maharashtra

Saint-Gobain Construction Products Gyproc Cape Town Factory
South Africa: Cape Town, Western Cape

Schneider Electric
Canada: Victoria, British Columbia; McLaughlin, Ontario
Mexico: Acuamanala, Tlaxcala; Iztapalapa, Distrito Federal; Monterrey (Plant 2), Nuevo Leon; Monterrey (Plant 3), Nuevo Leon; Tijuana, Baja California
United States of America: Lexington, Kentucky; Oxford, Ohio; Seneca, South Carolina; Columbia, South Carolina; Smyrna, Tennessee; Clovis, California; Costa Mesa, California; Lincoln, Nebraska; West Kingston, Rhode Island; Columbia, Missouri; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Peru, Indiana; Portland, Oregon

Rindin Enterprises
Australia: Sydney, New South Wales

Shree Cement Ltd.
India: Beawar, Rajasthan

Sidi Kerir Petrochemicals Company (SIDPEC)
Egypt: Alexandria

TNT Chile Limitada
Chile: San Bernardo, Santiago

Vedanta Ltd.
India: Jharsuguda, Odisha