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Commission announces winners of environmental management awards

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Six organisations have won the European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) Awards for excellence in environmental management. The Commission's annual environmental awards have been handed to private companies and public organisations for outstanding environmental achievements since 2000.

I congratulate the winners – and all the nominees – on their commitment to improving the environment. They have shown that joining the EMAS scheme makes good business sense; limiting their environmental impact not only reduces emissions and waste but also saves energy – and money. (Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik)

The 2010 awards focused on resource-efficiency, taking into account water and energy consumption, waste generation and carbon emissions. This year, a record 42 organisations from 15 European countries were nominated. The six winners - including micro-, small, medium and large enterprises - were selected by a jury of six experts in the field of environmental management and resource efficiency.

Read more about the EMAS awards here:

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/emas/emasawards/index.htm

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