Energy management system certification supports environment-friendly and resource-conserving society in China
Energy management system certification is technical support for building an “environment-friendly and resource-conserving” society in China. The national standard Energy management system—Requirements (GB/T 23331-2012/ISO 50001:2011) was published on December 31, 2012, and took effect on October 1, 2013.
Altogether 6303 energy management system certificates have been issued for 6028 organizations in China by the end of 2020. Energy management system certification can not only prove effective operation of the system within an organization, but also help the organization to improve energy performance in terms of energy efficiency, use and consumption, contribute to conservation and rational utilization of energy, reduce production (service) and operation cost, and remain competitive when energy resource price constantly rises. It can also help form the concept and self-discipline mechanism of energy conservation and emission reduction to meet the requirements of national energy consumption index.
By the end of 2020, China had 68 energy management system certification bodies, 33 of which were accredited by China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS).