Lessons Learned from Certifying over Thirty ISO 50001 Sites Worldwide


3M is a global manufacturing powerhouse with over 93,000 employees operating in 71 countries. 3M provides 55,000 unique products found in every household, business, and industry across 200+ countries.

We currently have 30 global sites ISO 50001 certified; 29 of which are manufacturing plants. 14 of these sites have Superior Energy Performance certification. They have provided 13,500,000 USD and 1,960,700 GJ of savings over 2016 to 2018. Our 50+ years of experience with energy management realized 3 parts to our strategy:
1. Metering and targeting allows energy to be visible, provides real-time energy information for operating personnel, and pinpoints the areas to focus on.
2. Upgrading to energy-efficient technologies for equipment and processes gives an inherent advantage in saving energy.
3. People are the catalysts to making progress in energy. Our employees who are aware of the energy use around them are motivated to act.
Our key factors for energy management in an industrial setting include:
• Senior management commitment
• Employee engagement and support
• Expert consultant support
• Government and local energy suppliers’ support
• Rigorous project tracking and information system
• Existing quality and environmental management systems
• Prior investment in an energy management system
• Legacy of corporate leadership in sustainability

Presented By

Andrew Hejnar, P.E., C.E.M., C.E.A., C.R.M.
Energy Manger
3M Canada Company

Andrew Hejnar is 3M Canada Company’s Energy Manager with more than 15 years of experience in leading sustainability initiatives at 3M.

Hejnar’s focus on improving energy performance and reducing greenhouse gas emissions at 3M’s manufacturing facilities and commercial buildings across Canada and around the world enabled 3M to achieve the ISO 50001 Energy Management System Standard.

Hejnar was recently named Energy Manager of the Year for 2018 by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). In 2017, Hejnar was named one of Canada’s Clean 16 as an outstanding contributor to clean capitalism in Canada.

Hejnar holds Masters Degree in Energy Management, has Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering, he is Professional Engineer of Ontario, Certified Practitioner in Industrial Energy Management Systems and SEP Performance Verifier. He has also completed industry certificates including the Advanced Certificate in Facilities Management and Certified Energy Manager, Certified Energy Auditor, and has achieved Certified Carbon Reduction Manager accreditations.