North American Supply Chain Energy Management Program
This program provided training, tools and resources to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and their suppliers to implement an ISO 50001-compliant energy management system. The program helped to strengthen internal expertise and create a training model that can be sustainably replicated across an OEM’s supply chain.
- Gain knowledge and expertise concerning ISO 50001 implementation.
- Improve energy productivity throughout their supply chain.
- Receive tools and resources to implement ISO 50001 with additional suppliers in the future.
- Learn how to implement ISO 50001 to reduce energy costs and increase in-plant energy management systems expertise.
Tools and resources
- 50001 Ready Navigator tool: Walk through the process of implementing an energy management system, track progress, and collaborate with team. Available in English, Spanish and French.
- EnPI Lite tool: Companion tool for facility-level energy performance to establish baseline, energy performance indicators, and track progress and savings
- Energy Footprint tool: Track energy consumption and determine significant energy end-uses
- Access to over 100 related resources
Click here for a detailed description of the training.
- A replicable supply chain model tailored to OEMs and their suppliers
- Increased capacity of OEMs, through energy management experts (internal or external), to continue delivering the training program and maintaining long-term ISO 50001 implementation and engagement in their supply chain
- Increased number of available energy management experts, tools and resources to continue ISO 50001 implementation across the supply chain
- Increased coordination and communication between OEMs and suppliers to support ongoing energy efficiency efforts that can benefit long-term sustainability goals
- Measureable supply chain energy savings and scope 3 carbon emission reductions that could be reported to global reporting systems (e.g., GRI, CDP and DJSI)
- Training and tools provided to energy managers and teams in each facility to effectively implement the ISO 50001 standard and achieve energy cost savings
- Increased coordination and communication between OEM and suppliers to support ongoing energy efficiency efforts that can benefit long-term sustainability goals
- Measureable carbon emission reductions that could be reported to global reporting systems (e.g., GRI, CDP and DJSI)
Learn about our past work and partnerships on energy management
In 2017, this project succeeded in engaging 18 facilities from 9 companies to complete the first North American Energy Management Pilot Program. Learn about the participants and their achievements here.
What is ISO 50001?
ISO 50001 provides a proven, internationally recognized system for planning, managing, measuring and continually improving energy performance in any organization that uses energy. ISO 50001 is based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act management system model of continual improvement, as used by such other international standards as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. For more information on ISO 50001, click here.
A growing number of companies and their facilities worldwide have implemented ISO 50001 as a strategic approach for achieving significant cost savings while improving public image and commitment to sustainability. Read these case studies to learn about companies across North America that have certified to the ISO 50001 standard and achieved exceptional improvement in energy performance.
The North American Supply Chain Energy Management Program is a partnership between the Comisión Nacional para el Uso Eficiente de la Energía (National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy), Natural Resources Canada and the US Department of Energy.