Since 2005, the European Commission has organised the European EMAS Awards, described as the most prestigious award in environmental management.
The Awards are handed out to organisations that have demonstrated environmental excellence in their category. The EMAS Awards are held every two years and last took place in 2015. The next EMAS Awards will take place in May 2017 in Valletta, Malta.
Participating organisations from throughout the EU take part in one of three categories: