Energy management at Engen is a facet of climate change and resource management in the Engen Sustainability Framework. Engen has continued to be an active participant of the voluntary Energy Efficiency Leadership Network (EELN), which involves a pledge made to the South African Minister of Energy during 2012 that we would strive to mainstream energy management in our decision making and operations.
In 2013 Engen took a decision to establish an internal energy management committee. Launched in early 2014, this committee advises on means for advancing the goals of sustainable energy management with the objective of reducing operational costs, greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to sustainable development in general.
In 2012 we embarked on a South African retail outlet energy efficiency program that involved replacement of conventional lighting fixtures with energy efficient ones, mostly LED type. This resulted in energy cost saving of more than 60% per annum, whereby in 2012 cash savings of 69% were recorded, with indirect carbon mitigation of more than 500 tCO2. In 2013 the energy cost saving was 68% and indirect carbon emission reduction was more than 1,000 tCO2.
In 2013 Engen initiated measures to reduce paper and energy consumption in printing of documents at our offices. This was achieved by adopting a system that uses access cards to authorize printing.
Engen's energy consumption pattern is shown below:
Engen participates in South Africa’s National Business Initiative’s forums and we are be part of the NBI Energy Efficiency Leadership Network, EELN, which holds meetings on a monthly basis to discuss and share experiences on various energy efficiency initiatives, including liaison with government authorities on energy and climate change policy and processes. The EELN replaced the 2005 Energy Efficiency Accord, an agreement between government and industry for implementation of energy efficiency. Engen is also a member of the EELN Advisory.