Energy management system certification helps businesses improve energy performance in China
Energy management system certification provides 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 31 December 2012, and took effect on 01 October 1 2013.
Energy management system certification can not only prove effective operation of the system within a business, but can also help a business 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 costs, and help the business remain competitive when the price of energy rises. It can also help form the concept and self-discipline mechanism of energy conservation and emission reduction to meet the requirements of the national energy consumption index.
Altogether, 6303 energy management system certificates had been issued for 6028 organizations in China by the end of 2020. China had 68 energy management system certification bodies, 33 of which were accredited by the China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS).