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EMAS - Performance, Credibility, Transparency

Eco-label Environmental Compliance Assistance Program Green Public Procurement

Benefits of EMAS

EMAS helps companies optimise their production processes, reduce environmental impacts, and use resources more efficiently. All kinds of organisations – public and private, large multi-national companies as well as small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with few financial resources and limited in-house EMAS expertise – can enjoy the following benefits:

  1. Enhanced environmental and financial performance
    • high quality environmental management
    • resource efficiency and lower costs

  2. Enhanced risk and opportunity management
    • guarantee of full regulatory compliance with environmental legislation
    • reduced risk of fines related to environmental legislation
    • regulatory relief
    • access to deregulation incentives
    • access to public contracts

  3. Enhanced credibility, transparency and reputation
    • continuous improvement of environmental performance is verified
    • independently validated environmental information
    • use of the EMAS logo as a marketing tool
    • increased business opportunities in markets where green production processes are important
    • better relations with customers, the local and wider community, and regulators

  4.  Enhanced employee empowerment and motivation
    • improved workplace environment
    • enhanced employee commitment
    • greater team-building capacity

Together these points lead to three distinguishing features of EMAS:

Performance – Credibility – Transparency

Check out the 3x3 Good Reasons for EMAS brochure to learn more about the premium environmental management instrument.

A fact sheet on EMAS benefits is available here.

Check out this fact sheet to see the differences and similarities between EMAS and ISO 14001.

Read more about costs and benefits of EMAS