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The Carbon Trust joined with a coalition of organisations supporting the launch of the Energy Management Campaign, announced yesterday at the Clean Energy Ministerial in San Francisco.


Led by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States, as well as the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the campaign aims by 2020 to drive action for 50,001 global certifications to international standard for best practice energy management, ISO 50001.

First published in 2011, ISO 50001 was developed drawing on best practices from over 50 countries. Early adopters have already shown evidence of the benefits that can be gained from adopting the standard, frequently achieving energy performance improvements of 10 percent or more, often through low or no-cost changes to operations.

Analysis completed to support the campaign suggests that broad implementation of ISO 50001 across the commercial and industrial sectors globally could drive cumulative energy savings of approximately 62 exajoules by 2030. This would save over $600 billion in energy costs and avoid 6,500 million tonnes of carbon emissions. The projected annual emissions savings in 2030 are equivalent to removing 215 million passenger vehicles from the road.

For more information on the campaign visit: or follow the campaign on Twitter at @50001ForClimate




Find out more about the advisory services offered by the Carbon Trust to help your organisation to achieve ISO 50001.


The Carbon Trust’s independent certification arm is also looking for organisations that are currently ready to achieve ISO 50001 energy management certification to act as pilots for completing the Carbon Trust’s accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). Organisations that are interested should get in touch with the Carbon Trust certification team at or call +44 (0)20 7832 4655.

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