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EMAS - Performance, Credibility, Transparency

Eco-label Environmental Compliance Assistance Program Green Public Procurement

About EMAS

Interest in the environmental performance of organisations is continually increasing. Operating without taking into account the environmental consequences of their actions becomes almost impossible for organisations. Organisations with a proactive approach to environmental challenges look for ways to continually improve their environmental performance . EMAS is the premium environmental management tool to achieve this. It leads to enhanced performance, credibility and transparency of registered organisations. In August 2014, more than 4,000 organisations and approximately 7,500 sites were EMAS registered. For up to date information on the total number of EMAS registered organisations and sites, please visit the statistics section of the website.
EMAS is a voluntary tool available for any kind of organisation aiming to:

  • Improve its environmental and financial performance;
  • Communicate its environmental achievements to stakeholders and society in general.

The third revision to the EMAS Regulation has improved the scheme’s applicability and credibility and strengthened its visibility and outreach.
This section provides an introduction to Environmental Management Systems (EMS) in general and in-depth information on EMAS, its key provisions, participation and registration procedures, case studies of registered organisations and frequently asked questions.