ISO 50001 standard on energy management systems

IBM issued a formal corporate policy in 1974 that called for the conservation of energy and materials in all of IBM's activities. Since the issuance of that policy, we have incorporated our global energy management program into the company's global environmental management system (EMS).

When ISO issued the ISO 50001 standard on energy management systems in June 2011, IBM initiated activities to achieve verification of conformity of our EMS against this newly published standard. Within one year of the issuance of the ISO standard, we achieved ISO 50001 registration of our energy management program at the corporate level as an integral component of IBM's global EMS. Our approach recognizes and leverages the fact that IBM's existing EMS addresses environmental, energy and chemical management programs.

IBM has successfully registered its global energy management program to ISO 50001 at the corporate level.