Recognizing Global Leadership in Energy Management
Vancouver, B.C.- The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), is pleased to recognize global leadership in energy management.
The CEM awards program highlights energy, environmental, and business benefits achieved through energy efficiency. The class of 2019 includes single facilities and enterprise-wide platforms-demonstrating the benefits of the ISO 50001 energy management.
The winners of the Award of Excellence in Energy Management are:
- 3M company (Global including 7 Canadian sites),
- Areej Vegetable Oil and Derivatives (Oman),
- JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. (India), and
- PT Pupuk Kalimantan Timur (Indonesia).
In total, 32 organizations have been recognized for their commitment to energy efficiency, including 28 companies who earned the Energy Management Insight Award for raising global awareness of energy management and its benefits.
Representing 19 countries or economies, the winners have annual energy cost savings of upwards of USD $57 million and emissions reductions of up to 554 million metric tons of carbon dioxide which is the equivalent of taking seven million passenger vehicles off the road.
“Industrial energy use accounts for roughly one-third of global energy demand. While there is significant potential to decrease energy consumption in this sector, opportunities to improve energy efficiency are still unexploited,” said Christian Zinglersen, head of the CEM Secretariat. “This is why it is absolutely crucial to recognize those who have introduced robust energy management systems and proved that energy efficiency is not only compatible but can also drive profitable business development.”
To qualify for these awards, one or more facilities within each organization established an energy management system and had it certified to the global ISO 500001 standard; summarized the process and resulting benefits; and submitted a structured case study for analysis. Winners were selected by an independent panel of international experts.
“Industry and government are working together around the world to create a more sustainable and prosperous energy future,” said the HOnourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources. “I wish to congratulate the Award of Excellence in Energy Management winners for their commitment to improving energy efficiency, reducing pollution and combatting climate change.”
The Energy Management Leadership Awards are organized by the CEM Energy Management Working Group (EMWG) which includes repesentatives from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, the European Commission, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, and the United States. UNIDO serves as the Operating AGent for the EMWG, whish was launched in 2010 by the CEM and International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation.
For more information: www.cleanenergyministerial.org/EnergyManagement.
Eva Stepniewska-Wells, Manager of Operations and Communications, CEM Secretariat