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The CEM Energy Management Leadership Awards program showcases leading organizations and shares their successes, best practices, and benefits achieved by using the ISO 50001 global energy management system standard. In 2017, the CEM’s Energy Management Working Group is honoring 37 organizations across 21 countries that submitted case studies to share insights. 


On 8 June 2017, three companies will receive the top honor, the Award of Excellence in Energy Management, at the CEM8 meeting in Beijing, China: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Arabian Cement Company, and Mutua Madrileña. Another 34 organizations received Energy Management Insight Awards for helping to building awareness of ISO 50001 and contributing to global knowledge of energy management implementation. View Energy and Carbon Savings: ISO 50001 Achievements from around the World to learn about the business benefits of ISO 50001. 


Award recipients are listed below, along with their case studies.* Visit the EMWG’s case study library, which includes all of these case studies, plus others shared by EMWG members.


Award of Excellence Winners

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

ADNOC building
22 ISO 50001-certified companies across United Arab Emirates.



ADNOC is a state-owned oil and gas company that is ranked as the twelfth largest oil producer in the world. Using an ISO 50001 certified energy management system across 18 ADNOC Group companies and 3 independent operators, the company saved USD$150 million and reduced CO2 emissions by 3.1 million metric tons over 3 years. 


Arabian Cement Company (ACC)

Arabian Cement factory
ISO 50001-certified Ramliya Plant in Egypt.



With a capacity of 5 million tons of cement per year, ACC worked with UNIDO to establish a systematic approach to manage, monitor, and improve its energy performance. The energy team engaged all departments to improve plant production, maintenance, quality, and energy efficiency. Savings at the site over 3 years totaled USD$8.74 million with a reduction of 127,147 metrics tons of CO2 emissions.


Mutua Madrileña

Mutua Madrilena team
14 ISO 50001-certified commercial buildings in Spain.



As a large real estate, insurance, and asset management company, Mutua Madrileña uses the ISO 50001 energy team approach to help staff balance client comfort and cost with improved energy performance. The company reduced its energy use by over 22% and reduced its CO2 emissions by 1,868 metric tons over 3 years.


Insight Award Recipients

*All case studies are published as received. Any content included in the case studies does not imply the expression of any opinion on the part of the Clean Energy Ministerial, the Energy Management Working Group, or any of their respective members.

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