CEN/WS on 'a Methodology for the implementation of an Energy Management and Sustainable Manufacturing (EMSM) Project in factories'

Efficient management and the use of limited resources is one of our society’s goals. Achieving a safe, reliable, economical and environmentally friendly supply of resources implies the efficient use of available resources to increase the competitiveness and efficiency of the industry.

The objective of the European funded research project ECOFACT is to enable manufacturing industries to optimize the energy performance of their production systems in line with their relevant production constraints (time and resources), while at the same time introducing a novel green marketing approach through the concept of energy and environmental signature of the manufactured products from a life-cycle perspective.


This CEN Workshop (CEN/WS) is initiated by the ECOFACT project partners to develop a CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) Requirements for A Methodology for the implementation of an Energy Management and Sustainable Manufacturing (EMSM) Project in factories of industrial organizations.


The CWA will provide factories in industrial organizations with a methodology for demonstrating their improvement in energy management and sustainable manufacturing performance to relevant stakeholders.

The goal of the CWA is to provide a tool to help factories show their achievements regarding sustainability performance.


It will provide the industries with a methodology for implementing and measure sustainability improvements and for communicating them. It will benefit the industrial organization with its stakeholders: workers, clients, investors, public bodies, society.


 The secretariat of the CEN/WS is held by the Spanish Standardization Body, UNE, and the secretary is Ms. Marta Fernández mafernandez@une.org


Organizations/individuals with an interest in the subject have several ways to get involved:

  • By submitting comments on the draft Project Plan and/or the draft CWA, via the commenting form until 2024-05-24 to mafernandez@une.org;
  • By attending the kick-off meeting on 2024-05-27, virtually, where the draft Project Plan will be discussed and agreed upon. Interested parties can register to the kick-off meeting by sending an e-mail to mafernandez@une.org;
  • By joining the CEN Workshop following the kick-off meeting to participate in the drafting of the CWA, by filling the WS registration form.

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