Winners of 2020 Global Leadership Awards in Energy Management Revealed

The international Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) forum is proud to announce the winners of its Energy Management Leadership Awards for 2020. High-level energy officials from around the globe will gather later this year at the Eleventh Clean Energy Ministerial to honor four companies with the top Award of Excellence in Energy Management and recognize another 42 organizations with the distinguished Energy Management Insight Award. Both groups of awardees do more than use energy management systems (EnMS) to cost-effectively save energy and cut emissions—they help raise global awareness of the associated economic and sustainability benefits.

The four top-level winners are the CTBC Financial Holding Co., Ltd. of Taiwan, China; JK Tyre & Industries Ltd., Vikrant Tyre Plant, Mysuru of India; PT Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur Tbk. Noodle Division of Indonesia; and Tipperary Co-Operative Creamery Limited of Ireland. Representatives of these four companies are invited to attend the special awards ceremony during the 11th annual CEM which is due to take place later this year.  CEM will use the same occasion to recognize its 42 Insight Award winners (listed below) for their noteworthy EnMS achievements. The annual increase in competition entries reflects the growing popularity of energy management systems around the globe.

The CEM awards programme highlights the clear energy, environmental, and business benefits that energy management can achieve in diverse sectors. More than 75 percent of the 2020 class of awardees are in the industrial sector, 17 percent are in the commercial sector, and the remainder are in the public sector (municipality, airport, and school).  The majority of the 2020 awardees represent a single facility, but 28 percent have leveraged their energy management expertise across multiple facilities to multiply their savings. Collectively, all 46 of the 2020 winners (representing 368 facilities in 14 countries) report annual energy cost savings of up to USD 37 million and emissions reductions of up to 452,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide—the equivalent of taking 95,000 passenger vehicles off the road.

Energy efficiency and management remain one of the key levers for governments to secure economic growth while reducing carbon footprint,” said Dan Dorner, new head of the CEM Secretariat. “We are delighted that such a diverse group of businesses and countries has taken part in this year’s awards.”

To qualify for these awards, one or more facilities within each organization had to establish an energy management system, get it certified to the global ISO 50001 standard, summarize the process and resulting benefits, and submit a structured case study. Winners are selected by an independent panel of international experts.

The Award of Excellence in Energy Management recognizes efforts to transform the way organizations use energy. Highlights of the stories from this year’s top winners follow:

  • CTBC Financial Holding Co., Ltd. pursued ISO 50001 and other ISO standards at its CTBC Bank headquarters in 2012, then certified 152 bank branches. Galvanized by the energy and environmental benefits achieved by CTBC Bank, other CTBC subsidiaries followed suit, with 194 sites eventually certified to ISO 50001. Over seven years, CTBC Holdings increased energy performance 16 percent and cut carbon emissions by 5,316 metric tons.
  • JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. adopted ISO 50001 at its Vikrant Tyre Plant in 2013 to help shrink its carbon footprint from fossil fuel use 70% by 2023—while increasing production. Over the past seven years, the plant has cut its emissions (CO2 equivalent) by more than 71 tons and reduced its energy costs by US $1,888,262. The EnMS helped the plant establish strong internal and external communications and clearly define criteria for efficiently operating and maintaining all significant energy-using equipment to maintain and grow its savings.
  • PT Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur Tbk. Noodle Division is a leading maker of instant noodles and the first such manufacturer in Southeast Asia to earn ISO 50001 certification. The Noodle Division’s three certified facilities collectively reduced their energy use by 10.7% over three years—cutting energy costs by US $830,400 and emissions by 25,526 metric tons (carbon dioxide equivalent). Leveraging a central approach to implementation, the company now plans to extend its EnMS to all 17 facilities in its Noodle Division.   
  • Tipperary Co-Operative Creamery Limited began setting up an EnMS in 2017 as part of its plan to become carbon neutral by 2030 and comply with Ireland’s Energy Efficiency Directive. Over the two-year performance period, the company cut its energy costs by $562,342 and its carbon-equivalent emissions by 2,918 metric tons. The company now sells the verified energy credits from these savings and reinvests the funds into more energy projects.

The ISO 50001 standard is a cost-effective framework that enables organizations to take control of their energy use and continually improving performance, reducing costs and emissions. Regardless of an organization’s size or sector, this framework helps maintain and build energy and cost savings year after year. ISO 50001 is a product of international collaboration, drawing on best practices that have led to impressive savings in over 50 countries. The standard is proven to be business-friendly, globally relevant, and transformational, as it embeds best practices into any organization and provides a global benchmark for clean energy action.

Case studies by the 2020 award winners are now available on the CEM website. Download the 2020 Global ISO 50001 Achievements: Reducing costs, energy use, and CO2 emissions around the world for highlights on each recipient—and to view the full list of winners sorted by sector or by country/economy. Learn more about the energy management experts on the 2020 Selection Committee responsible for reviewing and selecting the award recipients.

“UNIDO is inspired by the outstanding energy savings achieved by this year’s class of winners in our Energy Management Leadership Awards programme. We congratulate the top-performing companies for stepping up as role models and all of our awardees for letting the world see how organizations in all sectors reap continuous benefit from ISO 50001 and energy performance improvement,” said Tareq Emtairah, Energy Department Director of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). “As the need to significantly improve energy efficiency and cut carbon emissions becomes increasingly urgent, it is critical for companies to know that doing the right thing can enhance productivity, business resilience particularly at times like those we are facing with COVID-19, environmental compliance, competitiveness and job creation. We encourage all of our 2020 awardees to promote ISO 50001 around the globe.”

The Energy Management Leadership Awards are organized by the CEM Energy Management Working Group (EMWG), which includes representatives from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, the European Commission, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, and the United States. UNIDO serves as the Operating Agent for the EMWG, which was launched in 2010 by the CEM. For more information, please visit

CEM 2020 Award Recipients

By company, with participating site locations listed for each.

Award of Excellence in Energy Management

CTBC Financial Holding Co., Ltd.
Taiwan, China: 194 sites

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.
India: Mysuru

PT Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur Tbk. Noodle Division
Indonesia: Bandung; Pasuruan; Semarang

Tipperary Co-Operative Creamery Limited
Ireland: Tipperary

Energy Management Insight Award

Anqiu Shanshui Cement Co., Ltd.
China: Weifang City

Ukraine: Novoorzhytske

Audi México S.A. de C.V.
Mexico: San Jose Chiapa

CAP Acero Compañía Siderúrgica Huachipato S.A.
Chile: Talcahuano

Chery Automobile Co., Ltd
China (5 sites): Dalian; Ordos; Wuhu (3)

CITIC Heavy Industries Co., Ltd
China: Henan Province

Clínica Santa María SpA.
Chile: Providencia

Coca-Cola European Partners Portugal Unipessoal Lda
Portugal: Setubal

Dubai Municipality
United Arab Emirates (3 sites): Dubai (3)

United Arab Emirates (22 sites): Dubai (22)

Far East Composite Technology Co., Ltd.
China: Yixing City

Far EasTone Telecommunications Co., Ltd.
Taiwan, China (11 sites)Kaohsiung City (2); New Taipei City (3); Taichung City; Taipei City (5)

FCA Automobiles Argentina S.A.
Argentina: Ferreyra

General Motors – Omnibus BB del Ecuador
Ecuador (6 sites): Quito (6)

Grupo Liguria/Quimica Rhenium
Chile: Santiago

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport co. Ltd.
China: Guangzhou

Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd.
China (2 sites)Haikou (2)

Hindalco Industries Limited
India: Sambalpur

Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein – Unidade Morumbi
Brazil: São Paulo

Huixian Shanshui Cement Limited Company
China: Huixian City

JSW Steel Coated Products Limited
India (2 sites): Tarapur; Vasind

Linqu Shanshui Cement Co., Ltd.
China: Weifang

Mall Plaza
Chile (2 sites)Región de Arica y Parinatoca; Región Metropolitana

Mastellone Hnos S.A.
Argentina (4 sites): General Rodríguez (2); Salliqueló; Trenque Lauquen

MOPCO – Misr Fertilizers Production Company
Egypt: Damietta

National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed)
United Arab Emirates (65 sites)Abu Dhabi (33); Ajman (2); Al Ain (8); Dubai (18); Fujairah City; Ras Al Khaimah; Sharjah (2)

Ningbo Hangzhou Bay New Zone Xiangyuan Energy Supply Co., Ltd.
China: Ningbo

PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works
Russia: Magnitogorsk City

PT Petrokimia Gresik
Indonesia: Gresik

PT Pembangkitan Jawa Bali Unit Bisnis Jasa Operation & Maintenance PLTU Indramayu
Indonesia: Indramayu

Raymond Limited
India: Chhindwara

Raymond Limited
India: Jalgaon

Sichuan Lutianhua Co., Ltd
China: Luzhou City

Sinopec Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Company
China: Ningbo

Southseas Oils & Fats Industrial (Chiwan) Co., Ltd.
China: Shenzhen

Suez Medioambiente Chile S.A.
Chile: Alhue

Tecnológico Nacional de México
Mexico (16 sites): Arandas; Chihuahua II; Conkal; Matamoros; Huichapan; Ixtapaluca; Lagos de Moreno; Lázaro Cárdenas; Valle de Morelia; Ciudad Guzmán; Nuevo Laredo; Orizaba; Pabellón de Arteaga; Santiago Papasquiaro; Tehuacán; Tierra Blanca

Tianjin Guodian Jinneng Co-generation Co., Ltd.
China: Tianjin

Verallia Argentina – Rayen Cura SAIC
Argentina: Guaymallén

YPF Energía Eléctrica S.A. (YPF LUZ)
Argentina (3 sites): Añelo; El Bracho; Ensenada

YPF Tecnología S.A.
Argentina: Berisso

Zaozhuang Chuangxin Shanshui Cement Co., Ltd
China: Zaozhuang City