Understanding the Other E in your ESG Program

Most corporations that are currently using ESG to define their organizational sustainability programs use GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions as the measure of energy and place this activity into the environmental category of ESG. However, it is the energy use reduction that is important in the ESG program so we can use the same ”E” that is in the ESG program to cover both the environment management and the energy use reduction. This is what the International Organization for Standardization seeks to accomplish using ISO 50001:2018.It is ironic that this management system standard started using much of the ISO 14001 language with the provisions for lowering the amount of energy being used. The recent document is consistent with energy use.