Step 1.2 Secure top management commitment
Top management commitment is critical to the success of any major project, including implementation of a management system. The effort will not succeed without management support. Management needs to be visible and support initial energy management system development. They must continue to support the effort during implementation and system operation. In addition to providing general support, they must provide the resources (time, personnel, funding, materials, etc.) for people to be involved in the process.