Press Release, 15 February 2016:

Companies have started to implement Energy Management System

The Energy Management System for the printing industry is developed and will be implemented in 100 SMEs with the help of consultants/Energy Managers to enhance the awareness of industrial associations and SMEs in the European Printing Industry. Several materials, awareness tools, a  benchmark tools for assessment, and a EMS Standard manual for the Printing Industry in EU are developed.

The introduction will take place in The Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Spain and The Netherlands.

The EMPSI-project has the option for companies to participate in the project to implement an energy management system. TThe organizations interested in implementing an Energy Management System (EnMS) are able to choose one of the following options:

  • “Basic”: Designed as a first step in EnMS. For organizations that cannot develop all the requirements of the ISO 50001 standard.
  • “Full”:Leading to a complete implementation of the EnMS, assuming all the requirements of the ISO 50001 standard. For highly committed organizations.


The main specific objectives of EMSPI project are the following:

  • To develop a specific adaptation of the global standard ISO 50001 for the energy management in printing SMEs and sector-specific implementation guidelines.
  • To implement the specific energy management standard at 100 SMEs (during lifetime project).
  • To enhance the awareness on the benefits of energy efficiency tools to all the Printing Industry stakeholders in European countries.

In the short term the following results are expected:

  • 100 SME’s with a fulfilled energy management system according to EN 16001 and/or ISO 50001 and potentials on energy efficiency improvement.
  • 40000 GJ, 880 ton CO2 and 915.000 € of potential savings during the project lifetime
  • Awareness of 300 SME’s per country on energy efficiency and energy management and how to use tools and project materials within the industry in each country, through direct and indirect dissemination activities.

In the longer run, the project create a “critical mass” or multiplier effect at industry level in order to expand the developed set of tools and specific communication materials.


ENVIROS, Czech Republic; FACTOR CO2, Spain; INNOWISE, Germany; GRAKOM (Graphic Association Denmark), Denmark KVGO DIENSTENCENTRUM, The Netherlands.