Energy management campaign

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This campaign graduated from the Clean Energy Ministerial in September 2020.

Through the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Energy Management Campaign, leaders from the public and private sectors are uniting to promote a proven framework to manage energy use: the ISO 50001 international energy management system standard.


The goal is simple: Drive action to reach 50,001 global certifications to ISO 50001 by 2020.

energy managemnt campaign

The opportunity

Governments, companies, and development organizations can join the Campaign by committing to take action that promotes and accelerates ISO 50001 implementation:

  • Endorse key principles for quality implementation of ISO 50001
  • Pledge concrete actions to promote uptake of the standard and principles
  • Commit to international technical exchange
  • Recognize leadership through the CEM Energy Management Leadership Awards
  • Track and share progress on uptake of the standard

Learn more about the Energy Management Campaign.

Read the Key Principles for International Engagement.

Find out more about how to participate.

Campaign actions

Measuring Impacts
Campaign partners seek to better inform government and organization decision-making by providing data based on globally consistent methods for analyzing the savings potential and impacts of implementing ISO 50001. Partners are sharing certification data, developing case studies that demonstrate the business value of ISO 50001, and promoting effective measurement and verification (M&V).

Featured Activities

  • ISO 50001 Global Impacts Research Network
  • ISO 50001 Impact Estimator Tool
  • Case Studies

Increasing Qualified ISO 50001 Professionals

Campaign partners are working to increase the number of reliable ISO 50001 professionals to support widespread and robust adoption of ISO 50001. Actions include promoting rigorous training and certification programs and adopting workforce programs and best practices promoted by leading international forums.

Featured Activities

  • Energy Professionals International ISO 50001 Lead Auditor Certification
  • Job-Specific Knowledge and Skills for EnMS Implementation

Strengthening Market Relevance of ISO 50001
Campaign partners are reinforcing and promoting the ISO 50001 standard. Actions include participating actively in ISO Technical Committee 301 and gathering input on ISO 50001 experiences and barriers. Partners also seek to recognize achievements of ISO 50001 certified organizations to encourage uptake of the standard. A key effort is the annual Energy Management Leadership Awards. Organizations are invited to compete for a prestigious global award by sharing experiences in implementing energy management strategies through ISO 50001. 2016 winners will be honored at the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial meeting in Beijing, China.

Featured Activities

  • Energy Management Leadership Awards
  • Energy Performance Database
  • EnMS Pilot Projects


Organizations that make high-level commitments to help accelerate ISO 50001 implementation will benefit through

  • High-level recognition at the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial meeting in Beijing, China, in 2017 and other events, as well as inclusion on the Campaign webpage and in Campaign materials and presentations
  • Membership in the ranks of global energy and climate leaders from governments, businesses, and energy/climate organizations
  • Resources and information through quarterly webinars, conferences, and annual meetings, as well as ongoing access to subject matter experts through the Energy Management Working Group (EMWG)
  • Technical support and access to Working Group activities and tools

The coalition

18 governments, 8 companies, 4 organizations
have joined the Energy Management Campaign

The following fourteen CEM member governments have made commitments to the Campaign: Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, the European Commission, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. In addition, the City of Daugavpils, Latvia has committed to the Campaign.

This government support is amplified by commitments from eight private sector leaders—Arabian Cement Company, Avant Garde, Cummins, Google, LG Chem (Ochang Plant), Pacific Gas and Electric, Schneider Electric, and Samsung Electronics—and four key stakeholders—ClimateWorks, the Climate Group, Carbon Trust, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

In addition, the following three countries have endorsed the Campaign: Russia, Saudi Arabia and Sweden.

Listed below are the organizations that have made formal commitments to the Campaign. Read their commitment statements and any progress.

Announcements from past CEM7 and CEM8 press releases are also available.

Why it’s needed

To reduce energy use across commercial and industrial sectors, lowering both costs and emissions. Evidence shows that organizations adopting the ISO 50001 standard are realizing initial energy improvements of 10% or more and achieving net cost savings, mostly through low-cost or no-cost changes to operations.

To support the global climate agenda. Worldwide implementation of ISO 50001 by large energy-using organizations is estimated to drive cumulative energy savings of 62 exajoules by 2030, cost savings of $600 billion, and 6,500 Mt of avoided CO2 emissions. The projected annual emissions savings in 2030 are equivalent to removing 215 million passenger vehicles from the road.

To provide a universal benchmark. ISO 50001 is technically rigorous and globally relevant, providing a reliable means of measuring progress toward corporate goals, as well as national and international climate commitments.