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Energy Management Campaign Commitments


The Argentine Republic is pleased to join the Energy Management Campaign and endorse the principles for international engagement on ISO 50001. 

  • Argentina and the current Administration believe that energy management systems and ISO 50001 are a key tool for meeting national climate and energy goals. 
    • The National Action Plan on Energy and Climate Change acts as cohesive grounds to host many energy efficiency measures, where the adoption of Energy Management Systems are part of them.
    • In particular, the Administration is making significant efforts into the adoption of the management systems through three (3) key initiatives: 
      • Developing several learning networks for industries and other productive sectors on ISO 50001 with the goal of adopting it,
      • Working with electro-intensive companies to promote ISO 50001 adoption in exchange of a temporally electric tariff incentive,
      • Recognizing companies who have excelled on ISO 50001 adoption via the CEM Energy Management Leadership Award with a National Award. 
  • The Energy Management Campaign will support our national efforts to promote ISO 50001 by boosting more awareness of the benefits of implementing ISO 50.001 within key industry and services sectors and advocating for it. Furthermore, and through its key principles it will add awareness of the global impact of its benefits, as well as the professional value added that qualified professionals make it to the impact of implementing ISO 50001.
  • To boost domestic implementation of ISO 50001, Argentina commits:
    • to advocate for ISO 50001 adoption in public and private fora,
    • to continue focusing its efforts on initiatives that foster more adoption of the standard and,
    • to contribute to Campaign international technical cooperation facilitated through the CEM Energy Management Working Group.

It is under no doubt that joining efforts towards the same goal of energy management systems adoption will create a faster adoption of ISO 50001 while demonstrating the successful improvements all around the world of those who have already adopted the energy management systems. It is therefore that the Government of Argentina fully supports and actively endorses this initiative in the hopes that it benefits all countries that have demonstrated firm awareness of the energy challenges the world is witnessing. 

“International standard ISO 50001 helps enhance the energy performance of an organization, thus reducing energy consumption, reaching greater levels of efficiency, reducing environmental impacts and improving productivity. The organization not only becomes more competitive but the country does. In a global context of more competitiveness ISO 50.001 represent a winning call to all parties.”
          Andrea Heins, Undersecretary of Energy Efficiency and Savings
          Ministry of Energy and Mining, Argentina


In 2018, Canada continues to build on commitments to the Campaign. Under the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, Canada is expanding its ISO 50001 implementation program into multiple sectors to maximize the national uptake of energy management systems. The expanded ISO 50001 promotional program will now cover commercial and institutional buildings to improve their energy use, competitiveness, and profitability. These additional efforts complement Canada’s well established industrial ISO 50001 program.

Canada’s newest actions expand on prior commitments and progress. At the launch of the Energy Management Campaign at CEM7, the North American governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States committed to advance ISO 50001 adoption in industry by establishing aligned individual ISO 50001 adoption targets that could be combined into a joint North American target, supported by development of joint technical approaches and assistance programs in key sectors.

Furthermore, Canada committed to accelerate the adoption of innovative energy management systems and practices, including ISO 50001, as part of a suite of new energy efficiency programs for the Canadian industrial sector.

By CEM8 in June 2017, Canada advanced progress through international cooperation through CEM’s Energy Management Working Group and national action. Canada has:

  • Joined the Global Impacts Research Network, which is developing the ISO 50001 Impact Estimator Tool; participated in the co-development and deployment of the ISO 50001 Impact Estimator Tool (IET 50001) to support EMWG members’ need to analyze national impact potential; used IET 50001 to develop Canada’s energy/GHG reduction targets; and worked collaboratively with the United States and Mexico to develop aligned individual targets that could be combined into a joint North American target.
  • Recognized inaugural winners of the Energy Management Leadership Awards program, showcasing leading companies that have been certified to ISO 50001, and collecting and disseminating data on the business benefits of ISO 50001. Canada established a national energy management award under its Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation to recognize the Canadian companies submitting the best case studies.
  • Continued to work closely with the United States and Mexico to expand implementation of IS0 50001 across North America, including through a series of pilot projects involving companies with facilities in all three countries. This includes the recently concluded North American Energy Management Pilot Program in cooperation with the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), the three governments and the 19 North American facilities that received training and technical assistance to implement ISO 50001.
  • Pursued cooperation towards a common goal of developing a professional certification scheme for ISO 50001 lead auditors by serving as a founding board member of Energy Professionals International (EPI), an initiative of the EMWG.
  • Participated actively on ISO Technical Committee 301 to strengthen the market relevance of ISO 50001.

The result has been that the number of ISO 50001 certifications has doubled over the past year. This means that more companies are reducing energy use and reaping the benefits in terms of costs. 

Canada continues to extend its work to expand the implementation of ISO 50001 in Canada, across North America and globally by:

  • Launching new energy management program elements, including the Energy Star for Industry and the Superior Energy Performance programs. These programs will strengthen the energy management continuum, bringing additional impetus to the implementation of ISO 50001 energy management systems.
  • Presenting CIPEC Energy Management National Awards to honour Canadian organizations submitting top entries to the CEM Energy Management Leadership Awards.
  • Continuing to work closely with the United States and Mexico to create a new pilot project to promote greater energy efficiency in the industrial sector in North America through widespread adoption of ISO 50001 in industrial supply chains.
  • Leading the EMWG by dedicating political leadership and resources to ensure the success of international collaboration on ISO 50001.


Chile commits to continuing programs to support the implementation of energy management systems, as well as the new Sello de Eficiencia Energetica, which recognizes companies that are leaders in the implementation of energy management systems on the national level.

Chile's main programs to promote ISO 50001 through the Chilean Energy Efficiency Agency include the following activities:

  • Subsidies to implement and certificate an Energy Management Systems ISO 50001, up to 30.000 USD per company. 
  • Training courses on ISO 50001
  • Workshops 
  • Energy Efficiency Seal, domestic recognition based on CEM Energy Management Leadership Awards.

Main Results 2017:

In Chile, there are 27 companies with 55 facilities certified under the ISO 50001 standard. 63% of these companies achieved certification through Chilean Energy Efficiency Agency's programs to support ISO 50001. The companies that have implemented and certified their energy management systems in general have a person in charge of energy management, who has power in decision-making within the company, and is supported by a team of professionals from different areas. 

To date, these companies have achieved, on average, accumulated savings of 12.3% (an average of 4.5% per year of their energy consumption), generating accumulated energy savings of 6,270 GWh. which equivalent to 12% of domestic residential energy consumption. These savings are equivalent to monetary savings of USD $87 million.

Ongoing work and next steps:

  • Chile is working on an Energy Efficiency bill, which included the obligation for implement an Energy Management System.


China launched the program for improving energy efficiency of key energy consuming enterprises “100, 1,000 and 10,000 enterprises program”. Around 17,000 larger energy-consuming organizations are regulated in this program. Implementation of EnMS was required for all organizations in the program.


China launched a new program to promote energy monitoring system in key energy-consuming organizations. The integration of information technology with energy efficiency is highlighted as a key measure to improve the energy management of organizations.

China initiated the national energy management award by use of the rules of the CEM Energy Management Leadership Award. 48 organizations submitted case studies and 8 cases were selected as winners in 2017. 3 winners of the national awards applied CEM Energy Management Leadership Award. 

China and US implemented cooperative training program for piloting US developed Lead EnMS Auditor, Energy Performance Verifier and EnMS practitioner training programs. More than 50 Chinese trainees from certification bodies, industry, research institutes and government bodies participated in the training program.

Ongoing work and next steps:

China will continue promotion of EnMS through “100, 1,000 and 10,000 enterprises program”. National energy management award and capacity building will be key components of the plan for promoting EnMS.


Denmark is pleased to be a part of the Energy Management Campaign and endorse the principles for international engagement on ISO 50001.

Denmark believes that the ISO 50001 standard is a key tool for meeting national climate and energy goals by improving energy efficiency. In 2001, Denmark was one of the first countries to implement an energy management standard. Since then, several EU Member States have made similar standards, and in 2009, the European standard DS/EN16001:2009 was launched, partly inspired by the Danish standard. This European standard was replaced by the international standard ISO 50001 in 2011. It is very important for Denmark that an international standard be implemented, and Denmark would like to share best practices from their solid experience in energy management with other CEM countries; in particular with regard to regulation and industrial leadership.

Denmark’s contribution to the campaign is anchored in bilateral energy cooperation on renewable energy and energy efficiency with selected emerging economies (such as China, Mexico, South Africa and Indonesia). The Energy Management Campaign will support national efforts to promote ISO 50001 through awareness of best practices from other global frontrunner countries.

Specifically, Denmark is advising Mexico about practical implementation of ISO 50001 energy management systems (EnMS), which is a thematic component in this relationship. Through the Mexican-Danish energy cooperation, Denmark is contributing to improving energy efficiency in selected industries in Mexico by sharing best practices regarding implementation, supporting Mexico’s commitment to increasing adoption of energy management systems based on ISO 50001 through the Mexican program Pronasgen which is directed towards large energy users in the industrial and commercial sectors, as well as agencies of Mexico’s federal government. Furthermore, Denmark is committed to contributing to international technical cooperation facilitated through the CEM Energy Management Working Group.

Since sharing this commitment on the global stage at CEM7 in June 2016, much progress has been made through our partnership with Mexico.  A new cooperation has been set up,  with continuing focus on increasing energy efficeicny in industry through adop ISO 500001. 

There are many barriers when working with energy optimization in private companies whose core product is not energy. However, during the projects, it became clear that managing energy consumption actively and continuously led to large economic savings with relatively short payback periods. The pilot companies became increasingly interested and began to carry out energy savings projects. It has been at the heart of the project to work directly with companies, as the most convincing argument for companies is seeing other companies engaged in EnMS and ISO 50001 implementation because it makes economic sense. Right now the Mexican Danish cooperation is sharing the experiences from the pilots with other industries and industrial chambers to increase interest.

Working with the pilot companies involved updating the energy management routines and identifying energy savings projects. The companies carried out some of the energy savings projects, realizing substantial savings in:

  • Boilers and steam distribution systems
  • Refrigeration plants
  • Process heating and cooling
  • Pumps and vacuum pumps
  • Lighting
  • Compressed air
  • Heat recovery
  • Cleaning and CIP

These actual savings will be presented in a technology catalogue with generic energy saving projects for business. The catalogue will be part of an exercise to get more companies interested in EnMS and ISO 50001 certification.

Based on results from the pilots, estimates have been developed of the possible energy savings for industry on a national scale. For example, some projects involved technologies that represent approximately 61% of the total energy consumption in the food and beverage industry, and estimates show that investments with less than a two-year payback period can reduce energy consumption by 15%. This number increases to 25% with investments with a four-year payback period. Energy savings of 5% can be achieved through investments with a very short payback period and very simple measures-even by simply changing maintenance procedures or by training staff and operators.

The benefits to food companies of EnMS and ISO 50001 implementation were presented at a high-level event, which took place 29 September 2016 in Mexico City. The 150 participants were introduced to companies that have worked with EnMS successfully, some aiming for IS0 50001 certification, and also to technologies that can support energy savings projects and procedures. A practical EnMS manual for the food industry on preparing to implement ISO 50001 was published on the CONUEE website in March 2017.

The work has established valuable relationships with the pilot companies, which are also interested in being frontrunners for other companies. Also, some companies have promulgated the experience internally, to other facilities in Mexico as well as abroad.

Cooperation between Denmark and Mexico is expected to continue, focusing on how to disseminate the results from the pilot projects. In 2017, Denmark plans to move to the next level in Mexico with a voluntary agreement scheme for companies who implement EnMS (ISO 50001).

European Commission

The European Commission services welcome the Energy Management Campaign and are pleased to renew the EC endorsement for 2017. The European Commission services fully support the principles and objectives of this campaign and are ready to continue contributing to it.

First, it is important to recall what the European Union has already achieved in this area. EU legislation on energy efficiency (in particular, the Energy Efficiency Directive) has proven to be very effective in driving European companies towards energy efficient behaviour and has been a clear and direct boost to ISO 50001 in Europe.

The Energy Efficiency Directive requires all enterprises in Europe that are not small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to have an energy audit in place by the end of 2015 and every four years thereafter. Companies are also encouraged to put in place an energy management system following ISO 50001 standards, and if they do so, they are exempt from the energy audit requirement.

As a result, the number of ISO certificates almost doubled in 2015 compared to 2014 (from 5267 to 9814, representing 85% of the certificates issued worldwide), as shown in a recently published ISO survey. This is an impressive achievement, especially considering that 2015 is the first year of compliance of the Energy Efficiency Directive’s audit requirement. This result confirms the European Union as the biggest market worldwide for ISO certificates. Whereas in 2014, ISO 50001 was present in 14 only EU Member States, it is now present in every one of the 28 EU Member States. At this speed, it was to be expected that ISO 50001 would reach the remarkable target of 10.000 certificates in the European Union today.

The efforts to promote energy efficiency are realized not only through the EU legislation on energy efficiency. In fact, various initiatives have been put in place and funds made available in the area of research and innovation, and dialogues with relevant stakeholders have taken place. The European Commission has provided a short summary of the ongoing projects relevant for this campaign, as well as of the open calls under which new projects will soon be selected.

As a further activity under this campaign, the European Commission services are also glad to announce a forthcoming initiative, which will be launched in the autumn of 2017, to further engage with companies and industrial organisations to promote energy efficiency and understand the barriers that prevent cost-effective investments from happening. The European Commission, in fact, is planning to set up dialogues with specific industrial sectors on the topic of energy efficiency. In this context, energy management schemes and ISO 50001 will be analysed and discussed to enhance their uptake.

The following three bullets points summarize the European Commission’s services endorsement of the 2017 Energy Management Campaign:

  • The European Commission services endorse the four key principles for International Collaboration on ISO 50001.
  • The European Commission services renew the commitment to be an active member of the CEM Energy Management Working Group.
  • The European Commission services intend to set up roundtables with industries dedicated to further promoting energy efficiency, including through company uptake of ISO 50001. 

The European Commission services look forward to continued cooperation on this matter.

The European Commission continues to fund research and innovation projects to support the practice of adopting ISO 50001 and addressing barriers to implementation. Four of its ten current ISO 50001 projects launched in 2018 to increase the availability of qualified ISO 50001 auditors, deliver training to end-user companies, develop capacity of industrial energy efficiency experts, and to develop online training programs.


Germany is pleased to be part of the Energy Management Campaign and to endorse the principles for international engagement on the energy management system standard ISO 50001. With more than 7000 certificates according to ISO 50001 in 2017, Germany builds on its global leadership. 

Germany takes part in the Energy Management Campaign because energy management systems help to exploit efficiency potentials particularly in the industrial sector.  Germany believes that energy management systems are a key tool for meeting national and international climate and energy goals. 

Within the framework of a broad-based industrial support program, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has recently created an incentive program that supports the implementation and enhancement of energy management systems through supporting investments in hard- and software that is needed to effectively run an energy management system. 

Germany continues to promote energy management systems by highlighting the synergy effects between the participation in an energy efficiency network and an energy management system according to ISO 50001. 

In addition, Germany is working on a guidance document for organizations providing hands-on information on how to implement an energy management system according to ISO 50001. 

To promote the dispersal of energy management systems according ISO 50001 also among small and medium size organizations, Germany has proposed an international standard guidance for the phased implementation of an energy management system on ISO level and continues to support this process. Experiences and best practice from an ongoing pilot project in Germany and from all countries in the world will pour in to the development of this guidance that will be called ISO 50005.


The Energy Management Campaign will support national efforts to promote ISO 50001 by a dissemination program in industries and technical personals, capacity building for energy managers and auditors, and supporting the certification for energy managers and auditors.

Indonesia has trained 466 energy managers and 473 energy auditors, as well as provide various seminar and workshop to introduce ISO 50001 in the industries and experts.

Indonesia sees the benefits gained in ISO 50001 to achieve the  energy conservation policy mandated in  the Law No 30/2007 on Energy. Until now, 26 Industries in Indonesia has certified ISO 50001, others is still on the process of certification. Indonesia will adopt ISO 50001 series, such as the energy audit and energy project monitoring and evaluation,  to fully apply energy management standard to support the effort of private industries in energy conservation.


To boost implementation of ISO 50001, Italy commits to continue promoting the ISO 50001 certification under its current energy audit and management certification programme for large firms. The programme also supports small-medium enterprises in performing energy audits and in acquiring energy management certifications and supports the certification of auditors, energy managers, and energy service companies.


Renewing its pledge made at the launch of the Energy Management Campaign at CEM7 in June 2016, Japan commits in 2018 to uphold the momentum of contribution by promoting capacity building and sharing of best practices regarding energy management systems based on ISO 50001. 

Japan has conducted capacity-building and best-practice-sharing efforts to support energy management systems based on ISO 50001. Through the Energy Conservation Center, Japan’s (ECCJ’s) capacity-building programs, Japan accomplished the following. 

In Indonesia, we supported:

  • Establishing an energy management system based on ISO 50001 for 8 factories in industries such as steel, paper, cement, textile, and food industries
  • Achieving 4% to 15% energy savings in each factory
  • Organizing the first seminar for dissemination of lessons learned from the above capacity buildings
  • Sharing Japan’s and Indonesia’s best practices at the 8th EMAK workshop in Jakarta

In Brazil, we supported:

  • Establishing a framework for an energy management system based on ISO 50001 for 4 plants in industries such as cement, zinc refining, auto manufacturing, and aluminum products
  • Cooperating with the Brazilian National Confederation of Industry (CNI) to start up the Alliance Program, which is consistent with the above projects


Mexico continues its commitment to promote ISO 50001 certification under the Voluntary Agreement Scheme established by the Energy Transition Law. Energy savings and related CO2 emissions resulting from the implementation of Voluntary Agreements will be part of Mexico's Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement. Mexico has committed to achieve 40 Voluntary Agreements with Large Energy Users by 2020.

Mexico recently published the report of the actions implemented under the National Energy Management Systems Program (Pronasgen), available in Spanish from Conuee’s website ( Companies that implemented energy management systems have achieved significant energy savings both in natural gas (between 30 and 55 percent) and electricity (between 25 and 46 percent).

Pronasgen has been implemented in a group of 20 small and medium enterprises, where the different actions have resulted in estimated energy savings of 57.7 GWh per year, together with improved energy management practices, trained staff and product quality.

Under the collaboration with the Danish Energy Agency, Mexico’s oil company, Pemex, has identified an energy saving potential of more than 490,000 GJ/year and more than 2.1 billion US dollars by implementing energy management actions in two the refining facilities (Tula and Minatitlán). Also, the Cadereyta refinery obtained its 50001 certification as a result of this work.

Learning Networks on Energy Management Systems have demonstrated to be a very useful and successful tool to achieve not only behavioral change on energy efficiency issues in Mexico’s productive sectors, but also the best way to help companies to identify greater energy saving opportunities through the implementation of energy management systems’ best practices. An increasing number of energy efficiency projects in the manufacturing, commercial and industrial sectors of Mexico result from the conclusions and recommendations learning networks bring as part of its collaborative process.

Also, it is worth highlighting that in the context of the trilateral collaboration with the United States and Canada under the umbrella of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America, Ingersoll Rand’s Monterrey facility obtain certificates to ISO 50001:2011 and Superior Energy Performance (SEP). The facility achieved SEP certification at the Platinum level. For these efforts, the company also received a 2019 Energy Management Leadership Insight Award.

Republic of Korea

The Republic of Korea is pleased to join the Energy Management Campaign and gives its full support to the international engagement on ISO 50001. Korea is committing to continuously pursue energy projects and programs to support industries to further conserve energy through energy management systems including ISO 50001. These efforts will serve as a key to achieve national energy goals based on their Energy Master Plan.

  • To lay out a legal basis for ISO 50001, the Korean government enacted the Energy Use Rationalization Law in 2011. 
  • The Korean government is running a project to support building energy management systems for SMEs. This project provides them with energy metering and monitoring services as well as consulting for acquiring ISO 50001 certification. 
  • Since 2015, the Korean government has been giving recognition to energy-intensive businesses (over 2000 tonnes of oil equivalent [toe]) that voluntarily introduced ISO 50001 and have excellent energy management systems. 

The Energy Management Campaign will support the Korean government’s efforts to promote the implementation of ISO 50001.

  • The Korean government encourages energy users and suppliers to implement energy management systems.
  • To receive governmental subsidies and support, companies must implement energy management systems that meet all requirements of ISO 50001.
  • The Korean government supports the implementation of ISO 50001 by providing consulting service to SMEs and gives recognition to energy intensive companies that successfully introduced ISO 50001 through the Korea Superior Energy Performance project.
  • To train and foster domestic experts in energy management systems, the Korean government has developed energy training programs and websites for detailed information.

By participating in the Energy Management Campaign, the Korean government will continuously develop and increase government-funded energy projects and programs to further accelerate energy saving in industry.

Since making these commitments to the Energy Management Campaign at CEM7 in June 2016: 

  • 19 SMEs constructed EnMS infrastructure with the assistance of the EnMS support program for SMEs. The program, for which $3.0 million of support has been provided, involves EnMS consulting, constructing sub-energy meters, and energy monitoring systems.
  • Fifteen industrial energy intensive sites participated Korea Superior Energy Performance program. Nine of these industrial sites were granted with Superior Energy Management System status.
  • Korea established a national EnMS network with certification bodies and consulting firms. 12 EnMS certification bodies and 11 EnMS consulting firms participated Korea EnMS network.

Looking forward, in 2018:

  • Korea will provide $2.6 million to supprt EnMS program for SMEs in 2018.
  • Energy Champion Program is launching in 2018.
  • Korea will continue developing new program for EnMS with Korea EnMS network.

United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates is pleased to join the Energy Management Campaign and endorse the principles for international engagement on ISO 50001.

The UAE strongly believes in the great potential of energy efficiency in improving the country’s energy productivity, thereby positively impacting the environment as well as the economy. Energy management systems such as ISO 50001 are a key tool to achieving the nation’s goals of a sustainable environment and economy.

  • The UAE was in the process of developing a federal long-term energy strategy that analyzed the optimum scenarios for demand side management as well as energy supply. Through this, the UAE will develop programs to increase energy efficiency of all major energy-consuming sectors, which include Industry, Buildings and Transport.
  • Several entities within the UAE have already started implementing high energy management standards, including ISO 50001 as well as locally developed standards.

To boost domestic implementation of ISO 50001 and increase energy productivity in the country, the UAE has committed to participating in the Energy Management Leadership Awards. The Energy Management Campaign supports the UAE’s national efforts to promote ISO 50001 by participating in these Awards, which will motivate entities to increase their efficiency and energy management standards, thereby increasing the UAE’s energy productivity.

As the world moves to a cleaner and more sustainable future, the UAE sees energy efficiency as a hidden fuel that can reduce the country’s energy intensity and greenhouse gas emissions whilst allowing its economy to grow sustainably. Energy management standards play a key role.

In early 2017, the UAE announced its long-term national energy strategy, which includes a target of 40% reduction in energy consumption compared to BAU by 2050. As part of the second phase of this strategy, the UAE is working on a DSM program for Industry, Buildings and Transport. The Industry program will focus mainly on driving the implementation of best practices in energy management, i.e., ISO 50001.

This year was our first participating in the Awards, and we were pleased to have four submissions from major local entities in the UAE, and delighted to have one of our submissions win the Award of Excellence in Energy Management.

We commit to continue driving the increase in implementation of energy management standards in the UAE by continuing to work with certified entities, encouraging them to share their knowledge and experience through increased participation in the Energy Management Leadership Awards.

We will also work with international energy management experts to explore methods of providing the knowledge and tools required to facilitate the application of energy management standards in the UAE.

United States

The United States is pleased to join the Energy Management Campaign and endorse the principles for international engagement on ISO 50001. The United States believes that energy management systems (EnMS), such as the international ISO 50001 standard, are a key tool for meeting national climate and energy goals. The United States is announcing the launch of a new national campaign that accelerates the adoption of ISO 50001 and its national program, Superior Energy Performance (SEP), to maximize energy savings in industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities.

The SEP program was designed to drive systematic energy performance improvement across the U.S. manufacturing and commercial building sectors, significantly reducing energy use and carbon emissions. SEP provides guidance, tools, and protocols to drive deeper, more sustained savings from ISO 50001. It was developed with active participation by industry members of the U.S. Council for Energy-Efficient Manufacturing (U.S. CEEM) and is currently administered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Currently ~ 100 facilities in the U.S. are ISO 50001 certified, with 40 facilities also having SEP certification.

The U.S. energy management program is also designing tools to assist facilities in establishing energy management systems and quantifying the energy and carbon emission reductions. These tools, Qualified Energy Savings and Qualified Energy Management System, will offer U.S. government recognition for facilities that prove they are taking the necessary steps to adopt and comply with ISO 50001 requirements.

The Energy Management Campaign will support national efforts to accelerate uptake of ISO 50001/SEP. Through this Campaign, the United States commits to the following concrete efforts that will aim to boost domestic and international adoption of ISO 50001:

  • Contribute to Understanding of ISO 50001 Potential and Impacts: The United States will commit to undertaking analysis to estimate the potential U.S. energy and carbon impacts of ISO 50001/SEP under different uptake scenarios and to expand impact analysis beyond the manufacturing sector to include other key additional ISO 50001/SEP target markets such as large commercial buildings, hotels, hospitals, university campuses, federal and municipal buildings and water/wastewater facilities.
  • Boost Domestic Conformance to ISO 50001/SEP: To accelerate conformance with ISO 50001, the United States commits to launching the Energy Performance Accelerator, a national campaign to push for standardized energy management systems and ISO 50001/SEP to quantify and maximize energy savings within industrial, commercial and institutional facilities and within supply chains. The Accelerator will be a government lead-by-example program with participants signing up and taking on pledges to institute and report on the savings from their established EnMS.
  • Support Regional Cooperation to Improve Industry Competitiveness: Furthermore, the United States commits to working with governments from Canada and Mexico to advance ISO 50001 adoption by North America industry and boost strategic investment in regional competitiveness and profitability which will include setting of a regional ISO 50001 target, joint development of technical approaches, and coordination of technical assistance programs in key sectors.
  • Facilitate International Cooperation: The United States commits to continuing its participation and leadership in key international fora leading technical development and cooperation on ISO 50001 standards and best practices, including the ISO standards-making process and the Energy Management Working Group, which reports through the Clean Energy Ministerial, the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation and the G20 Energy Sustainability Working Group.

Progress to date:

The United States has demonstrated that an enterprise-wide approach to ISO 50001 and Superior Energy Performance® certification can yield ongoing annual energy cost savings of about $600,000 per site. Case studies and a research paper describe the benefits realized by 30 sites from four multinational companies. In addition, the 50001 Ready recognition program launched in 2017 to provide companies with a self-guided approach to establish an energy management system in the structure of ISO 50001. The 50001 Ready Navigator online tool provides step-by-step guidance to implementation. The Commission for Environmental Cooperation has translated the 50001 Ready Navigator into Spanish and French to expand ISO 50001 implementation in North American countries.

City of Daugavpils, Latvia

Endorsement of Campaign and Key Principles:

Daugavpils City Council is pleased to join the Energy Management Campaign and endorse the key principles for international engagement on ISO 50001.

Reasons for Joining Energy Management Campaign:

  • Daugavpils City Council believes that energy management systems ISO 50001 are a key tool for meeting global climate and energy goals.
  • Daugavpils City energy management system ISO 50001 is a part of Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) until 2020 (approved 10.11.2016.). Municipality has voluntarily committed to reduce GHG emissions in the whole territory of the city until 2020 by 70%, compared to 2010.
  • Daugavpils energy management system has targets for 2017: to reduce the energy consumption by 3% (3.8 TJ) in 10 municipal buildings with the highest energy consumption; to reduce the electricity consumption by 1% (0.2 TJ) in 10 public lighting lines; to reduce consumption of diesel fuel by 1% (0.4 TJ) in public transport.
  • In order to fulfil these targets, Daugavpils has developed a yearly action plan for 2017 with the most urgent and systematic measures, attracting municipal, state and European Union funds financial support.
  • The Energy Management Campaign will support our efforts to promote ISO 50001 by Daugavpils City Council in the public sectors (public buildings, street lighting system and transport), for rational managing of the objects owned by the municipality, for reducing of costs, for improving the competitiveness and redirect savings for the development.

Commitment Statement:

To boost implementation of ISO 50001, Daugavpils City Council commits to expand boundaries of ISO 50001 certification and include municipal capital companies. Furthermore, Daugavpils City Council commits to contributing to Campaign international technical cooperation facilitated through the CEM Energy Management Working Group.

Closing Statement:

Daugavpils City Council believes that energy management systems ISO 50001 are a key tool for meeting global climate and energy goals. Daugavpils City energy management system ISO 50001 is a part of Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) until 2020. Municipality has voluntarily committed to reduce GHG emissions in the whole territory of the city until 2020 by 70%, compared to 2010. Daugavpils energy management system has targets for 2017: to reduce the energy consumption by 3% (3.8 TJ) in 10 municipal buildings with the highest energy consumption; to reduce the electricity consumption by 1% (0.2 TJ) in 10 public lighting lines; to reduce consumption of diesel fuel by 1% (0.4 TJ) in public transport.

Arabian Cement Company

Arabian Cement Company commits to 10% energy savings under the management of an ISO 50001 energy management system. Arabian Cement saved 7% at end of 2017 and commits to the remaining savings by the end of 2018. The energy savings of 7% in 2017 involved both thermal and electrical energy using the concept of 10 golden rules for saving energy at cement industry, funding of three capital projects, and implementation of employee awareness training to achieve targets. Arabian Cement has worked with UNIDO support to make progress toward its Campaign commitment. Two other major projects are planned during 2018-2019 to achieve further energy savings.

Avant Garde

Avant Garde Innovations is pleased to join the Energy Management Campaign and endorse the key principles for international engagement on ISO 50001.

Avant Garde Innovations believes that energy management systems/ISO 50001 are a key tool for meeting corporate sustainability goals. In addition to committing to implement ISO 50001 in its facilities, Avant Garde Innovations also commits to working with partners of the Energy Management Campaign to promote ISO 50001 adoption, and to working with ISO 50001-certified companies to maximize their investments in clean energy technologies.

Avant Garde Innovations, as the name embodies, has always been at the forefront of leadership and initiatives for advancing the company goal of making clean energy affordable and accessible to the global populations. For instance, Avant Garde Innovations, by deploying its Small Wind Turbines to generate wind energy, has enabled the Madre De Deus, a coastal church in Trivandrum, South India, to become the world’s first church to adopt wind energy since the global call of the Holy Pope to adopt clean energy through the Vatican Encyclical Laudato Si as a true testament to this, Avant Garde Innovations also became the world’s first startup and one of the world’s first 25 companies to commit to 100% Renewable Energy for the 100% RE campaign initiated by CDP and We Mean Business Coalitions on the run-up to the COP21 Climate Summit in Paris.

Avant Garde Innovations views the Energy Management Campaign to be in perfect synergy with its mission and is proud to extend its full commitment and pledge to promote ISO 50001 adoption within its facilities and by its customers. By joining the Campaign, the company hopes to take its efforts further, faster.


Cummins invested $15 million in 140 energy efficiency and onsite solar photovoltaic capital projects during 2018 towards achieving its energy and GHG goals with projected cost savings of $5.2 million per year. Global campaigns were launched for LED lighting and compressed air efficiency to develop and deploy common solutions for common opportunities.  Total energy costs in 2018 were approximately $150 million or about 7% of Cummins net income. 

At the end of 2018, Cummins’ energy intensity reduction of 29% was slightly off pace of its goal of 32% by 2020. A recovery plan was implemented for 2019, increasing investment in 2019 to $27 million and implementing low cost / no cost reduction targets for all global facilities to get back on track. 

The company’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions increased by about 30,500 tons on an absolute basis in 2018, but fell 3.9% adjusted for hours worked compared to the prior year.  Cummins’ primary energy consumption increased by 5% on an absolute basis while falling by 3.5% adjusted for hours worked compared to 2017.  Over the 2010-2018 time period, energy efficiency and renewable energy efforts have reduced the company’s GHG intensity by 36%.  

183 employees from all global regions were trained as part of the company’s Environmental Champion program. This training ensures that global environmental and facility leaders have the skills, tools, best practices and network connections needed to effectively manage energy, water and waste.

Cummins continues to use a facility investment plan approach, with a focus on test cell energy recovery and investments in on-site renewable projects to offset electricity purchased from the grid. Ongoing site projects include “smart” lighting, and improvements to building envelopes and heating and cooling systems.  Aggregated savings from energy efficiency efforts total about $55 million per year.   

Cummins uses tools and resources available from programs such as ISO 50001, the international energy management system standard, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program. The company plans to implement ISO 50001 at 40 sites, or 90% of its carbon footprint, by 2020. Thirty-six sites have been certified through 2018, with nine of them also certified to the SEP program. 

The 2020 energy goal includes a commitment to increase the amount of energy sourced from renewable power. Construction on the Meadow Lake VI windfarm in northwest Indiana was completed and began generating renewable electricity in December 2018. This windfarm was made possible through Cummins’ 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for 75 MW capacity, which will generate slightly more electricity than the company uses in Indiana and about 28% of the company’s global electricity load. By itself, this power will reduce Cummins’ carbon footprint by 20% (approximately 165,000 metric tons CO2e per year). While the VPPA will reduce the company’s future carbon footprint, it will not benefit its energy intensity performance. This is because we use different reporting protocols for our energy and GHG metrics, and the protocols treat offsite renewable energy projects differently. Cummins uses the US DOE’s Energy Intensity Baselining and Tracking Guidance for the Better Buildings, Better Plants Program for tracking energy metrics and follows the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard for carbon intensity metrics.   A case study documenting the Cummins VPPA was published by the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center.

Cummins currently has installed 14 solar photovoltaic systems at facilities around the world, which currently generate 1.4% of the company’s global electric load. Over 20 new installations are planned for 2019, which will more than double this capacity. 14 of these installations will be in India, where solar intensity is high, and grid power is carbon-intensive and expensive.

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Google has long been a corporate leader in sourcing renewable energy and driving energy efficiency throughout our operations -- sustainability is a part of everything we do. We know that energy management and energy efficiency are key tools for meeting corporate sustainability goals, and have seen first-hand the benefits of adopting energy efficiency and ISO 50001 in our data centers.

Google is excited to extend its environmental leadership by joining the CEM Energy Management Campaign to increase private sector uptake of energy efficiency and energy management systems.

To boost implementation of ISO 50001, Google commits to supporting promotion of energy efficiency and energy management in our supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work with global, national, and local leaders from government, business, and advocacy organizations to accelerate progress in global energy and climate goals.

LG Chem

The LG Chem Ltd. Ochang plant is pleased to join the Energy Management Campaign and endorse the key principles for international engagement on ISO 50001.

The LG Chem Ltd. Ochang plant believes that energy management systems/ISO 50001 are a key tool for meeting corporate sustainability goals:

  • The Ochang plant has photovoltaic power generation, which sizes about 43,410 m2 with capability of 2,988 kWp. Since July 2012, when the installation finished, it created 12.9 GWh cumulatively (by 2015 December).
  • The main energy saving project is installation of energy efficient equipment, such as improvement in industrial air conditioning for clean rooms, a waste heat recovery system, and chiller improvement with water control. As a battery manufacturer, the plant installed an energy storage system (ESS) for recognition as a green company and contributed to electricity peak reduction.
  • Based on a measurement by energy source, the plant creates an energy map and calculates significant energy in regard to energy use and its potential. In order to conduct more detailed and reliable energy reviews, energy meters have been installed that are able to monitor real-time energy use at all levels.
  • Since an ISO 50001-based EnMS was implemented in 2014, the Ochang plant set a goal to reduce energy cost by 10% each year. The Ochang plant pursues energy savings by conducting self-assessments to seek more cost-saving opportunities. As result of monthly report assessments of its energy use and GHG, the Ochang plant achieved an energy cost reduction of 13% ($9.5 million) in 2014 and 11% ($7.0 million) in 2015.
  • The Ochang plant, which is actively involved in GHG-related regulation, continuously reduced emissions by 272,536 tCO2 in 2012, 253,285 tCO2 in 2013, and 238,275 tCO2 in 2015.

The Energy Management Campaign will support the plant’s efforts to promote ISO 50001 by contributing to LG Chem’s reputation/image as a green, environmentally friendly company, which increases its competitiveness globally.

The LG Chem Ltd. Ochang Plant commits to achieving certification for ISO 50001 by 2020, as well as providing supply chain partners with technical support to help them improve their energy and environmental performance through energy management.

Furthermore, the LG Chem Ltd. Ochang Plant commits to contributing to the global effort to promote ISO 50001 through the work of the Clean Energy Ministerial.

The LG Chem Ltd. Ochang Plant will actively use energy management systems as a strategic plan, continuously improve energy efficiency and potentially seek a way to expand energy management systems to other partners’ facilities to have a win-win situation.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

As a provider of electricity and natural gas to millions of Californians, PG&E has a long-standing commitment to delivering innovative energy efficiency programs to customers. Doing so is part of PG&E's broader effort to offer choices to customers and help them find ways to save money and reduce their carbon footprint. In fact, over the last 35 years, PG&E's energy efficiency measures have saved customers billions of dollars and helped to keep the state's per capita electricity consumption nearly flat while the rest of the nation's consumption has risen by 50%.

PG&E is pleased to support the Clean Energy Ministerial's Energy Management Campaign by educating the company's commercial and industrial customers about the ISO 150001 energy management standard as a vehicle to achieve greater energy savings and to help meet California's commitment to double energy efficiency goals by 2030.

Since making its commitment to the Energy Management Campaign at CEM7 in June 2016, PG&E, a provider of some of the nation's cleanest energy to millions of Californians, continues to support deployment of ISO 50001. As our next milestone, PG&E is moving forward in 2017 with a new strategic energy management program for industrial customers to implement the effective whole facility energy management system and data-driven methodologies of ISO 50001.


Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung Electronics America) and its parent company, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Samsung Electronics), are committed to minimizing their environmental impacts, both by producing products that minimize the impact on natural resources and by reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of company operations. Being an eco-conscious company is something Samsung takes very seriously, and environmental performance is a key operational pillar of the product development process.

Samsung Electronics first made an Environmental Declaration in 1992, promising to enrich society and protect nature. Soon thereafter, energy efficiency became a core tenet in Samsung environmental sustainability strategy. Three years ago, Samsung Electronics fulfilled its Eco-Management Plan 2013, set in 2009, which, among other achievements, improved the overall energy efficiency of Samsung's product portfolio by 42% against a 2008 baseline.

Samsung Electronics has recently set additional goals in the form of its Eco-Management 2020 plan, whose purpose is aligned with the principles of ISO 50001: to systematically achieve continual improvement of energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy security, and energy use and consumption. Samsung Electronics's site in Gumi was the first to receive ISO 50001 certification in July 2011, and later in July 2012, all six business sites in Korea had been awarded. Two years after introducing the standard, Samsung Electronics is the first company in Korea to receive ISO 50001 certification for all foreign and domestic business sites.

Samsung's commitment includes the following goals:

  • The plan's primary goal is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity (normalized by sales) from the company's global facilities by 70% based on the 2008 level. To support this goal, Samsung will maintain ISO 50001 certification of all of manufacturing sites by 2020.
  • Samsung Electronics is pleased to join the Energy Management Campaign and endorse the key principles for international engagement on ISO 50001.
  • Since the announcement of its initial commitment at CEM7 meeting in 2016 much progress has been made. In 2016, we reduced 41% of GHG emission intensity from all of manufacturing sites, compared to 2008 levels (2008 GHG emission intensity: 5.17 ; 2016 GHG emission intensity: 3.04). Furthermore, we are currently maintaining ISO50001 certification for all manufacturing sites.

Since the announcement of its initial commitment at the CEM7 meeting in 2016 much progress has been made. Samsung Electronics continues to focus on its GHG reduction goals, maintains ISO50001 certification globally for all manufacturing sites and in 2018 we announced that we will source renewable energy for 100% of the electricity used for all of our factories, office buildings and operational facilities in the United States, Europe and China by 2020.

Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is committed to providing innovative solutions to address the energy paradox: balancing the planet's carbon footprint with the irrefutable human right to quality energy. As a global specialist in energy management and automation operating in over 100 countries, Schneider Electric's mission is to help businesses achieve their energy challenges while achieving better operational efficiency. Schneider Electric puts ethics and responsibility at the center of its interactions with customers, partners and suppliers, with employees and the communities where it operates.

Schneider Electric's commitments include, among others, achieving the following by the end of 2017:

  • 10% energy reduction across Schneider Electric facilities
  • 10% CO2 savings from transportation across Schneider Electric
  • Zero waste to landfill in 100 Schneider Electric facilities

In addition, Schneider Electric is a U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Challenge Partner and a leader in the Superior Energy Performance(R) (SEP) program in North America, with a record 16 facilities achieving energy savings between 5% and 30%. Because all have the opportunity to align corporate goals with national climate and energy goals---achieving energy, economic, and sustainability benefits that transform organizations and the world---at the Clean Energy Ministerial of 2016, Schneider Electric will pledge the following commitments:

  • Manage and improve energy performance, including ISO 50001 certification, in 150 facilities globally by 2017.
  • Provide subject matter expert input to DOE and ANSI, and to CEM technical exchange on how corporations and industrial facilities can best achieve ISO 50001 certification.
  • Promote international best practices in energy management, ISO 50001 certification, and Superior Energy Performance to our clients.
  • Through Schneider Electric's Energy Management Data Management Services, encourage all company clients to maintain a managed corporate energy policy supported by executive management.

The Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust is committed to helping participating countries by offering its expertise in creating the required infrastructure to enable organizations to effectively implement energy efficiency measures and encourage best practice in energy management. This includes appropriate policy levers together with an available market of skilled energy efficiency expert advisers and trusted equipment suppliers.

Since making this commitment at CEM7 in June 2016, the Carbon Trust has supported a growing number of businesses in implementing ISO 50001 at their sites, as well as promoting the standard as a key component of best-practice energy management through various programmes run by the Carbon Trust - for example, the Global Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator under the UN's Sustainable Energy For All initiative. Separately, the Carbon Trust's independent assurance arm has also now been accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service to award ISO 50001 certification.

The Climate Group

The Climate Group commits to support the Energy Management Campaign and promote ISO 50001 as one of the many tools that companies can use to fulfill energy productivity commitments made through the EP100 campaign.
The Climate Group is a leader in private sector engagement, bringing together the world's most influential companies to accelerate the clean energy transition. The Climate Group's pioneering campaigns and, which focus on renewable energy and energy productivity, are at the heart of the Group's work, offering businesses the least-cost decarbonization pathway. Through EP100, RE100 and extensive work with state and regional governments, The Climate Group commits to rapidly accelerating the clean energy transition alongside the Energy Management Campaign. 

EP100 launched a new pathway for becoming a member last year during the Global Climate Action Summit. The pathway asks companies with commercial buildings or industrial manufacturing space implements an energy management system (EnMS) globally within 10 years, and commit to a self-selected energy productivity improvement target. To date, the following members have signed up under this pathway: Sasol, Hilton, TRIDL, TCI, and RBS. Hilton, TRIDL, Sasol, and TCI have already or are in the process of certifying their EnMS against ISO50001.

ClimateWorks Foundation

ClimateWorks Foundation commits to assessing and supporting the transferability and scaling up of ISO 50001 and related policy incentives.

In order to meet its commitment related to transferability and scaling up of IS0 50001 and related policies, ClimateWorks Foundation in 2017 is assessing the viability and effectiveness of financial incentives to scale the adoption and implementation of ISO 50001 and related energy management systems in China.

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), through its work to promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development, commits to working with governments around the world to adopt energy management policies, and support energy management in enterprises of all sizes to improve their energy performance.

Since the announcement of its initial commitment at CEM7 meeting in 2016, UNIDO has been actively pursuing programmes and activities that demonstrate its commitment to the campaign's key principles for political action, global action and country action:

A. Political Action

  • International input strengthens the market relevance of ISO 50001 portfolios: In May 2017, UNIDO in cooperation with several partners held the fifth edition of Vienna Energy Forum which addressed the role of energy in implementing SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement. Among the key messages and recommendations delivered at the forum is the impact of target setting and regional cooperation in achieving the energy goals. At side events and other sessions, the forum highlighted experience of countries such as South Africa in implementing energy management programmes targeting industries and also the significant potential of implementing energy management systems in cities.
  • Supporting the work of CEM Energy Management Working Group (EMWG): UNIDO continued its active collaboration with the Energy Management Working Group especially in areas related to building qualified workforce for ISO 50001 as an observer member of the Energy Professionals International (EPI), providing inputs on the minimum qualifications of lead auditors and giving access to UNIDO's training material, tools and pool of experts.
  • Promoting the campaign and its principles among UNIDO member states, especially those where UNIDO is running programmes on energy management system, some of which have registered to the campaign. One of the winners of the 2017 energy management leadership awards is a company supported through the UNIDO programme funded by the Global Environment Facility (the GEF) in Egypt.

B. Global Action

  • As the co-lead of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator under the Sustainable Energy for All initiative, UNIDO is actively promoting energy management systems as a unique key measure to advance energy efficiency.
  • In April 2017, the Global Environment Facility GEF approved two million dollars funding to support the Accelerator in securing public commitments by governments, industrial corporations, trade associations, utilities, and financial institutions to drive the adoption of energy management systems, best practices and innovation in industry. This funding will allow the expansion of the programme to another 5 countries over the next two years.
  • Through work with the leaderships of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative and the Global Environment Facility, energy management systems in BRICS countries is now a priority area recognized in the upcoming replenishment strategy of the GEF for achieving sustainable energy goals and actions.

C. Country Action 

  • UNIDO's Energy Management System Programme has reached coverage of 18 countries (South Africa, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, Ecuador, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Egypt, Iran, Ukraine, Colombia, Macedonia, Myanmar, India and Georgia). UNIDO's country projects provide a wide range of technical assistance services such as development of policy recommendations for accelerating the uptake of energy management systems and IS0 50001, development of sectoral benchmarks to mark progress and highlight potential for improvement, development of enterprise metrics for measuring energy performance, delivery of theoretical and on the job training for qualification of energy professionals and enterprise personnel, implementation of pilot projects and awareness raising.
  • UNIDO secured engagement in new countries such as Peru and Mongolia.

Through the country actions in the 18 countries, the following results have been achieved by April 2017:

  • Over 6000 decision makers including industry top-management, policy makers and implementers, and other energy practioners received training or participated in awareness seminars on energy management systems.
  • Over 2800 enterprises had their staff trained on EnMS/ISO 50001 implementation.
  • Over 400 consultants and 200 industrial energy managers have been qualified in energy management systems implementation at the end of a 1-year long programme.
  • Over 400 enterprises with energy management systems in place that generate savings.
  • Over $ 80 million of annual energy cost savings achieved in 2016, without accounting for the non-energy benefits.
  • 7,000 Giga Watt Hours (GWh) of cumulatative energy savings achieved.
  • Cumulative emission reduction of 4.3 million tons of CO2 equivalent.

In addition to continuing our political engagement and programmes implementation work at the global and country level, in 2017/2018, UNIDO intends to:

  • Facilitate the creation of a global cooperation platform under the Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator to encourage knowledge and best-practices exchange among various players.
  • Sign-up five new countries to the Accelerator.
  • Initiate a working group dialogue for industry to act as champion and driver for action on industrial energy efficiency and energy management.
  • Integrate the new Coordinator function for the Energy Management Working Group into UNIDO's operational structure and develop synergies with its country based technical cooperation services.
  • Dedicate resources to implement the work programme of the Energy Management Working Group.

UNIDO, through its work to promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development, reaffirms its commitment to work with governments around the world to adopt energy management policies, and support energy management system implementation in enterprises of all sizes to improve their energy performance, productivity and sustainability.