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Global Awards Program Recognizes Leadership in Energy Management

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Arabian Cement Company, and Mutua MadrileƱa Win Awards of Excellence in Energy Management

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Global Awards Program Recognizes Leadership in Energy Management

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – Thirty-seven organizations across 21 countries have been selected for global recognition as part of the second annual Energy Management Leadership Awards program sponsored by the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), a high-level international forum that promotes clean energy. On 8 June 2017, three companies will receive the top honor, the Award of Excellence in Energy Management, at the CEM meeting in Beijing, China: the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (United Arab Emirates), Arabian Cement Company (Egypt), and Mutua Madrileña (Spain). Another 34 organizations will receive Energy Management Insight Awards for helping to build global recognition of the benefits of energy management systems in industry, commercial buildings, and the public sector. 

The awards program highlights the strong business benefits realized when organizations of all sizes and in diverse sectors invest in energy efficiency. The 2017 class of awardees represents several sectors new to the competition, including financial services, public municipalities, technologies and services, and water/wastewater. This expansion reflects the growing use of the global ISO 50001 energy management system standard, across sectors and around the globe. Collectively, participating organizations reported energy cost savings of up to USD$50 million and annual greenhouse gas emission reductions of up to 2.3 million metric tons of CO2, which is equivalent to taking 492,000 passenger vehicles off the road per year. 

To qualify for these awards, one or more facilities within each organization set up an energy management system and certified it to the global ISO 50001 standard; summarized the process and resulting benefits; and submitted a written case study. An independent panel of international experts selected the winners. 

“More and more companies and organizations are adopting the global ISO 50001 standard to achieve these clear economic and sustainability benefits for their businesses and communities,” said Graziella Siciliano, coordinator of the Energy Management Working Group at the Clean Energy Ministerial. “We congratulate all of the organizations in this competition. They are building a broader understanding of ISO 50001 as a cost-effective way to improve energy performance and cut carbon emissions.”

In addition to energy savings achieved with ISO 50001, the Award of Excellence in Energy Management recognizes efforts by organizations to transform the way they use energy. The year’s top winners are as follows:

  • Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) with 22 ISO 50001-certified companies in United Arab Emirates. ADNOC is a state-owned oil and gas company that is ranked as the twelfth largest oil producer in the world. Using an ISO 50001 certified energy management system across 18 ADNOC Group companies and 3 independent operators, the company saved USD$150 million and reduced CO2 emissions by 3.1 million metric tons over 3 years.
  • Arabian Cement Company (ACC) for its ISO 50001-certified Ramliya Plant in Egypt. With a capacity of 5 million tons of cement per year, ACC worked with UNIDO to establish a systematic approach to manage, monitor, and improve its energy performance. The energy team engaged all departments to improve plant production, maintenance, quality, and energy efficiency. Savings at the site over 3 years totaled USD$8.74 million with a reduction of 127,147 metrics tons of CO2 emissions.   
  • Mutua Madrileña, with 14 ISO 50001-certified commercial buildings in Spain. As a large real estate, insurance, and asset management company, Mutua Madrileña uses the ISO 50001 energy team approach to help staff balance client comfort and cost with improved energy performance. The company reduced its energy use by over 22% and reduced its CO2 emissions by 1,868 metric tons over 3 years.


The ISO 50001 standard is a framework to help organizations manage and continually improve their energy performance and realize cost and emission reductions. 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 from over 50 countries and demonstrating impressive savings among the 12,000 early adopters. 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.

CEM analysis shows that implementation of the ISO 50001 standard across the commercial and industrial sectors globally could drive cumulative energy savings of approximately 62 exajoules by 2030, saving nearly USD$600 billion in energy costs and avoiding 6,500 million metric tons of CO2 emissions. The projected annual emissions savings are equivalent to removing 215 million passenger vehicles from the road.

The case studies of all 2017 award winners are now available on the CEM website. Learn more about the experts on the 2017 Selection Committee responsible for reviewing and selecting the award recipients.

The Energy Management Leadership Awards are organized by the CEM Energy Management Working Group (EMWG), which includes representatives from Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, the European Commission, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, and the United States. The EMWG was launched in 2010 by the CEM and International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation. For more information, please visit

CEM 2017 Award of Excellence in Energy Management

By company, with participating site locations listed for each

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
United Arab Emirates: (22 sites) Abu Dhabi

Arabian Cement Company
Egypt: Suez

Mutua Madrileña 
Spain: (14 sites) Madrid (12 sites); Alcobendas (2 sites)

CEM 2017 Energy Management Insight Award

3M Company
United States of America: (5 sites) Aberdeen, South Dakota; Cynthiana, Kentucky; Decatur; Alabama; Hutchinson, Minnesota; Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

AES Jordan PSC
Jordan: Amman 

Al Ezz Dekheila Steel Company
Egypt: Alexandria

Arvind Limited
India: Gandhinagar

Astellas Ireland Co. Ltd
Ireland: Killorglin

Banco Alimentar
Portugal: Lisbon

Baxter Healthcare
Brazil: São Paulo

CEMEX Philippines
Philippines: (2 sites) Antipolo City; Naga City

City of Montecchio Maggiore
Italy: Montecchio Maggiore

Dalmia Cement Bharat Limited
India: (2 sites) Ariyalur; Trichy

Daugavpils City Council
Latvia: Daugavpils

ENOC Lubricants and Grease Manufacturing Plant L.L.C.
United Arab Emirates: Fujairah

ENOC Retail Operations & Marketing
United Arab Emirates: Dubai

Empresa Portuguesa das Águas Livres, S.A.
Portugal: Cascais

United States of America: Dundee, Michigan

General Motors de México
Mexico:  San Luis Potosí

General Motors do Brasil Ltda
Brazil: (3 sites) Mogi das Cruzes; Gravataí; São Caetano do Sul

GSK Cork
Ireland: Cork

IBM Corporation
Canada: (11 sites) Bromont, Quebec (2 sites); Barrie, Ontario; Markham, Ontario (4 sites); Montreal,     Quebec; Nepean, Ontario; Regina, Saskatchewan; Toronto, Ontario
France: (2 sites) Montpellier; Grabels
Hungary: Vac
Ireland: Dublin
Mexico: Guadalajara
Singapore: Singapore
United States of America: (9 sites) Almaden, California; Austin, Texas; Boulder, Colorado; Poughkeepsie, New York; Raleigh, North Carolina; Rochester, Minnesota; San Jose, California; Yorktown, New York; Tucson, Arizona

JK Lakshmi Cement Limited
India: Ahiwara, Chhattisgarh

LG Chem, Ltd.
Republic of Korea: (2 sites) Seosan-si; Cheong-ju

Maynilad Water Services, Inc. 
Philippines: (7 sites) Quezon City (3 sites); Pasay City (2 sites); Parañaque City; Manila City

PT. Great Giant Pineapple
Indonesia: Lampung Tengah

PT. Indonesia Power
Indonesia: Jakarta

PT. Schneider Electric 
Indonesia: Bekasi

PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited
Thailand: (2 sites) Map Ta Phut, Rayong

Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority
United Arab Emirates: Sharjah

St. Marys Cement 
Canada: Bowmanville, Ontario

Star Cement Co., LLC
United Arab Emirates: Ras al-Khaimah

Telecom Italia S.P.A.
Italy: (3 sites) Bologna; Roma; Milano

The Standard Bank of South Africa
South Africa: Morningside, Johannesburg