UNIDO/GEF UKR IEE Project: “Introduction of Energy Management System Standard in Ukrainian Industry” is announcing global awards program to recognize organizations for energy management achievements. All organizations in Ukraine that use a certified ISO 50001 energy management system (EnMS) to effectively improve energy productivity are eligible to compete in the Energy Management Leadership Awards, backed by the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), a group of forward-thinking energy ministers from around the world. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is an active member of the CEM Energy Management Working Group (EMWG), which oversees the global program.

Any industrial, commercial, or public-sector organization holding a current ISO 50001 certificate from an accredited certification body is eligible to enter. Each organization enters by submitting a structured case study about its energy management experience and the resulting benefits. Through these case studies, companies at all levels of experience with energy management systems tell their unique stories and share inspiring insights, tips, or best practices. Every submission is carefully evaluated by an independent panel of acclaimed international experts.

All submissions are entered in the global Energy Management Leadership Awards. Winners of the prestigious CEM 2020 Award of Excellence for Energy Management will be recognized during the eleventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM 11) meeting, which will be held in 2020 (date and location to be announced) and attended by energy ministers and corporate leaders from around the globe. Beyond the Award of Excellence, any organization that submits a qualifying entry to the global program will receive an Energy Management Insight Award for contributing to global knowledge-sharing on the benefits of energy management systems.

The submission deadline is 11 February 2020. Interested parties are encouraged to visit the CEM Energy Management Leadership Awards website at www.cleanenergyministerial.org/EMAwards to check out the competition rules, entry format, scoring, and recognition. All accepted entries will be published online to highlight the range of benefits achieved using ISO 50001-certified energy management systems.

Now in its fifth year, the global competition has recognized the achievements of 154 organizations with certified systems in 105 countries and across 45 sectors, from cement and petrochemicals to textiles and power plants—and from food processing and data centers to transport and hospitality. Companies worldwide use the ISO 50001 standard to achieve energy, economic, and sustainability benefits that boost competitiveness. The flexible standard offers a business-friendly way to align corporate objectives with national climate and energy goals. In terms of sites certified, ISO 50001 is now the fourth most widely used of all the ISO standards.

The CEM Energy Management Working Group (EMWG) includes energy ministry representatives and delegates from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, the European Commission, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the Republic of Korea, United Arab Emirates, and the United States. CEM and the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation launched the EMWG in 2010, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) serves as the EMWG Operating Agent.