Calling ISO 50001 champions to CEM’s global Leadership Awards, 2018
October 11, 2017 - The global awards program that recognizes organizations for their energy management achievements and use of ISO 50001 to address energy and climate challenges is now accepting entries for 2018.
By Anthony Capkun
Any organization with an ISO 50001-certified energy management system is invited to participate in the Energy Management Leadership Awards program, arranged by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s (CEM) Energy Management Working Group (EMWG).
“This initiative, which recognizes innovative approaches to energy management under ISO 50001 certification and encourages sharing of best practices, is a great example of the work of the Clean Energy Ministerial,” said Christian Zinglersen, head of the CEM Secretariat.
Industrial, commercial and public sector organizations or facilities are eligible to enter when they hold a current ISO 50001 certificate from an accredited third-party certification body. To enter the competition, each organization must submit a structured case study describing its energy management experience and the resulting benefits. The submissions will be evaluated by an independent panel of international experts.
Top entries will receive the prestigious CEM 2018 Award of Excellence for Energy Management. These winning organizations will be recognized next year during the ninth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM9) meeting, which will be held in the cities of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmö, Sweden, and attended by energy ministers and corporate leaders from around the globe.
Beyond the Award of Excellence, each organization that submits a qualifying entry will receive an Energy Management Insight Award for contributing to global knowledge-sharing on the benefits of energy management systems. Top-ranked submissions from each country will also be communicated to the appropriate country governments, which may present national energy management awards of their own.
The submission deadline is January 24, 2018. To learn more about rules, entry format, scoring and recognition, visit the Energy Management Leadership Awards website.
To learn even more, register to attend an informational webinar November 2, 2017, at 8 am EST The webinar, featuring Andrew Cooper, energy specialist for New Gold’s New Afton Mine in Canada, a 2016 CEM Award of Excellence in Energy Management winner.
PHOTO: 2017 recipients of the top energy management awards were honoured by energy ministers at the 8th Clean Energy Ministerial. Left to right: representatives from Mutua Madrileña, Arabian Cement Co. and Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. Photo courtesy CEM.