Cummins bags energy management award for 45 plants across 8 countries

Energy major wins Clean Energy Ministerial’s award for driving clean energy technology and sharing best practices at 45 of its sites across eight countries, including nine plants in India.

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Cummins bags energy management award for 45 plants across 8 countries

Cummins has received a 2023 Energy Management Insight Award from the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), a high-level global forum to promote policies and programs that advance clean energy technology, to share lessons learned and best practices and to encourage the transition to a global clean energy economy.

Cummins states that it won this award for producing a high-quality case study to share insights on the process and benefits of setting up an energy management system certified to the global ISO energy 50001 efficiency standard. 

In 2016, Cummins won the CEM Award of Excellence for its nine ISO 50001 certified sites. At the Awards ceremony of the Clean Energy Ministerial, Jennifer Rumsey, Cummins’ current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who was Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at the time, announced the company goal to certify 40 sites to ISO 50001 by 2020. Cummins has since exceeded this goal by expanding the ISO 50001 certification to 45 sites. Having previously won the Award of Excellence, Cummins was eligible for the Insight Award for recognition of the expansion of ISO 50001 and CO2 reductions from 2018 to 2021.

“Not only has the company obtained real cost savings and CO2 reductions… the enterprise-wide approach makes the ISO 50001 EnMS implementation much more efficient and supports our progress towards Corporate Energy Goals,” said Sylvie Doré , Director- Facility, Environmental Center of Excellence.

This award is part of the CEM Energy Management Leadership Awards program. To enter the awards program, the Cummins Facilities and Operations Environmental Center of Excellence developed and submitted a detailed case study describing its experiences and results using ISO 50001 at 45 of its sites across 8 countries. This award-winning case study is available on the CEM website as an inspiration and resource for other organizations interested in achieving significant and enduring energy and cost savings.

In the case study, Cummins describes key aspects of its ISO 50001-certified energy management system and identifies resulting benefits from 2018-2021, including the following:

- Total energy cost savings (cumulative total savings for 45 sites): $183,775,216
- Total CO2-e emission reduction: 2,297,587 metric tons
- 9% absolute energy reduction 
- 18 % GHG reduction 

The ISO 50001 standard is a cost-effective framework that enables organizations to take control of their energy use and continually improve performance, reducing costs and emissions. Regardless of an organization’s size or sector, this framework helps maintain and build energy and cost savings year after year. 

PLANET 2050, Cummins' next generation environmental sustainability strategy, sets quantifiable goals for 2030 along with visionary longer-term aspirations timed to 2050. This includes the 2030 goal of absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction from facilities and operations by 50%. A 50% absolute carbon emissions reduction by 2030 from a base year of 2018 is a target consistent with the level of decarbonization required to keep global temperature increase to below 1.5°C compared to pre-industrial temperatures. Achieving reductions to meet this goal requires an all-of-the above approach, guided by eco-efficiency principles, and leveraging our experience obtained over three previous generations of energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) goals since 2006.

Cummins ISO 50001 Certified Sites

USA (16 sites): Charleston, SC (2); Clovis, NM; Columbus, IN (6); Cookeville, TN; Fridley, MN; Lakewood, NY; Mineral Point, WI; Neillsville, WI, Stoughton, WI; Whitakers, NC
China (11 sites): Beijing; Chongqing; Dong Feng; Guangxi; Hubei; Shanghai; Wuhan (2); Wuxi (3) 
India (9 sites): Dewas; Kothrud (2); Phaltan (4); Indore Pithampur; Telco Township 

Brazil: Guarulhos
France: Quimper 
Germany: Marktheidenfeld 
Mexico (3 sites): Juarez; San Luis Potosi (2) 
United Kingdom (3 sites): Darlington; Daventry; Huddersfield 

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