EMAS helps organisations optimise their internal processes, achieve legal compliance, 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 environmental management expertise – can enjoy the benefits.
Through the EMAS Global Mechanism, EMAS can be implemented worldwide – in the EU and beyond.
EMAS is the ideal complement to ISO 14001 and allows organisations that are already certified by ISO 14001 to go the extra mile in a few easy steps.
EMAS stands for PERFORMANCE, CREDIBILITY and TRANSPARENCY. Navigate in the menus on the left to have concrete examples of benefits EMAS registered organisations can experience .
To learn more about implementing EMAS…
…at sectoral level, Best Environmental Management Practice documents support organisations in specific sectors to realise their full potential.
…at national level, EMAS Competent Bodies provide sectoral guidelines for EMAS implementation, general resources for all organisations, and tips for finding consultants. Find out more from your national Competent Body.