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CEM Energy Management Leadership Awards


Companies around the world use the ISO 50001 standard to achieve energy, economic, and sustainability benefits that boost competitiveness. The standard offers a business-friendly way to align corporate objectives with national climate and energy goals. To enter, organizations develop a structured case study showing how their energy management system delivers diverse benefits to their company, community, and country.


Congratulations to the 2019 award winners! See the press release and view all of the 2019 winners and their case studies.


CEM Award of Excellence in Energy Management

The winners will be honored at the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM10) to be held in Canada in May 2019. This global award brings high-profile government recognition and media attention.


National Energy Management Awards

Governments may decide to honor organizations submitting top entries from their countries.


Energy Management Insight Awards

All qualifying entries will be recognized for helping to build global insight on EnMS benefits.


Case studies will be shared online as an inspiration and resource for businesses, governments, and other organizations.



  • Gain prestigious, global recognition for efficient energy management.
  • Demonstrate your clean energy leadership to investors, customers, and employees.
  • Affirm your organization’s leadership in a global gathering of energy ministers and high-level international organizations.


To Apply

The 2019 Energy Management Leadership Awards have concluded. Check back on this site for information on the 2020 awards.


This program is managed by CEM’s Energy Management Working Group, which includes energy ministry and delegate representatives from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, the European Commission, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, the Republic of Korea, United Arab Emirates, and the United States. The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) serves as the Operating Agent for the EMWG.


National Energy Management Recognition

Countries are recognizing ISO 50001 energy management leaders through the CEM Energy Management Leadership Awards program or through national programs. 2019 participating countries are listed below.


CEM Energy Management Leadership Awards - National awards:

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Argentina is partnering with the CEM to offer a national award through the CEM Energy Management Leadership Awards. The national award is offered by the Under Secretariat of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency of Argentina’s Secretary of Energy.


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Canada is partnering with the CEM to offer a national award through the CEM Energy Management Leadership Awards. Two Canadian national awards will be given to the highest scoring Canadian entries received through the global program. These awards are presented through the Canadian Industry Partnership for Energy Conservation (CIPEC).


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The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Energy is collaborating with the Energy Management Working Group under CEM to offer the UAE National Energy Management Award. The award aims to praise and encourage efforts in applying energy management standards in the UAE driving the country towards reaching its energy productivity targets.

National Programs:

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In Chile, the Ministry of Energy offers the Sello Eficiencia Energética, which recognizes companies leading in energy efficiency at the national level. The top distinction, Gold, honors Chilean organizations certified to ISO 50001 with at least two implemented energy efficiency (EE) measures. The initiative is administered by the Energy Sustainability Agency.

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