Environment

EMAS Awards 2017

The theme for the 2017 edition of the EMAS Awards was ‘Contributing to making the European economy more circular’. It rewarded organisations which took steps to make their operations or business model more resource efficient, for instance by redesigning products to increase lifetime or reducing waste.

Winners

The winners of the EMAS Awards 2017 winners are:

Winner in the category Small and Medium Private Organisations

Seacourt Ltd (United Kingdom)

Winner in the category Large Organisations

Martin’s Hotels SA (Belgium)

Winner in the category Public Organisations

Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde (Germany)

Honourable mentions

Small and Medium Private Organisations:

PMC Holding (Belgium)

Acqua & Sole S.r.l. (Italy)

Large organisations:

Wiegel Verwaltung GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

Public organisations:

The European Parliament (EU, registered in France)

The Comune di Tavarnelle Val Di Pesa (Italy)

Congratulations to all EMAS Awards winners 2017!

Click here to find out more about the EMAS Awards ceremony 2017 and the impressive achievements of the winner organisations!

Nominees

Following the application process, the following organisations were nominated for the 2017 EMAS Awards.

Overall number of nominations: 20 organisations

Private sector:

  1. Micro, small and medium-sized organisations (SMEs): 6 organisations
  2. Large organisations: 5 organisations

Public sector:

  1. Small and large organisations (all sizes): 9 organisations

Please click on the organisations below to visit their homepages.

SMEs

No. Name Country
1 Druckerei Janetschek GmbH Austria
2 PMC Holding Belgium
3 Schlossbrauerei Autenried GmbH Germany
4 Acqua & Sole S.r.l. Italy
5 APARTHOTEL GREEN GARDEN Spain
6 Seacourt Ltd United Kingdom

Large private organisations

No. Name Country
1 ÖBB Technische Services GmbH Austria
2 Martin’s Hotels SA Belgium
3 Wiegel Feuerverzinken
Wiegel Verwaltung GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
4 CEMEX Polska Sp. z o.o. Poland
5 GENERAL MOTORS ESPAÑA Spain

Public organisations

No. Name Country
1 City of Vienna, MD48-Waste Man., Street Cleaning, Vehicle Fl. Austria
2 Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport Belgium
3 European Parliament
France
4 Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde Germany
5 Lake Balaton Development Coordination Agency Hungary
6 Comune di Tavarnelle Val Di Pesa Italy
7 WFOŚiGW w Gdańsku Poland
8 Base Aérea Nº5 Monte Real – Força Aérea Portuguesa Portugal
9 CITY COUNCIL OF SANT ANTONI DE PORTMANY Spain

Jury

The 2017 jury was composed of nine circular economy experts:

Chair of the EMAS Awards Jury 2017:

  • Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency (Denmark)

    Members of the EMAS Awards Jury 2017:

  • Marta Escamilla Monell, R&D Sustainability Division at the LEITAT Technological Center (Spain)
  • Nora Sophie Griefahn, CEO of Cradle to Cradle e.V. (Germany)
  • Jean Pierre Hannequart, Honorary President of the “Fundación para la Economía Circular” (Spain)
  • Professor Peter Hopkinson, Professor of Innovation and environmental strategy at the University of Bradford School of Management (United Kingdom)
  • Isabel Lico, Senior Adviser at the Portuguese Environment Agency (Portugal)
  • Harri Moora, Programme Director at the Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn Centre (Estonia)
  • Pavel Ruzicka, Environmental consultant at ENVIROS (Czech Republic)

Former EMAS Award winning organisation:

  • Athanasios Makios, Marketing & Environmental Manager at VAS. & EK. Kottaridi GP (Greece), EMAS Award winner in 2014