7. What are the first steps a company should take?

One of the first activities to be undertaken when implementing an energy management system within a company is to review the existing level of energy management in the company. The purpose of such a self-assessment is to identify the priorities for the company regarding the implementation process. It is also crucial that any effective energy management system has the full commitment of the top management of the company. This commitment can be demonstrated by developing and signing the energy policy and dedicating adequate person-hours and resources to the implementation of the energy management system.