Nine companies join CEC trilateral energy efficiency initiative

Pilot program will help companies cut energy costs and carbon emissions

Montreal, 27 April 2016—Nine North American companies have joined a Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) pilot program to accelerate their adoption of international energy performance standards that will help them reduce their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

3M, ArcelorMittal, BMW, Cargill, Cummins, Ingersoll Rand, Intertape Polymer Group, New Gold, and Titan America have committed to the CEC’s North American Energy Management Pilot Program, which was developed in partnership with Natural Resources Canada, Mexico’s Comisión Nacional para el Uso Eficiente de la Energía (Conuee), and the US Department of Energy.

The program is assisting companies in the three countries with the implementation of the ISO 50001 standard and Superior Energy Performance® certification. It is an example of trinational collaboration on climate change, energy, and innovation that was affirmed at the most recent meeting of energy ministers from Canada, Mexico and the United States.

“We congratulate industry leaders from Canada, Mexico and the United States for committing to work toward better energy performance and a smaller carbon footprint,” said CEC Executive Director César Rafael Chávez. “The initiative further demonstrates that lowering energy consumption is good for business and the environment.”