European EMAS Awards 2010

The Directorate General Environment of the European Commission will announce the winners of the 2010 edition of the European EMAS Awards on 25th November in Brussels, in the prestigious Horta style Belgian Comic Strip Center.

The European EMAS Awards is the most prestigious award in environmental management and has been handed to top companies and local authorities since 2005.

Reduction of consumption of raw materials, and other resources as well as minimisation of waste production and pollution by EMAS registered organisations are important elements of their environmental performance.

This year the European Commission will acknowledge the achievements of those EMAS organisations which have excelled in issues concerning their Resource Efficiency. As regards resource efficiency the following issues should be taken into account: water consumption, energy consumption, raw materials consumption, waste generation, wastewater and other emissions generation.

Organisations will be nominated by Member States in the following categories:

1. organisations from the private sector:

  • micro-organisations - employing fewer than 10 persons and having an annual turnover and/or annual balance sheet not exceeding 2 million €
  • small organisations - employing fewer than 50 persons and having an annual turnover and/or annual balance sheet not exceeding 10 million €
  • medium sized organisations - employing fewer than 250 persons and having an annual turnover not exceeding 50 million €, and/or an annual balance sheet not exceeding 43 million €
  • large organisations - employing more than 250 persons and having an annual turnover exceeding 50 million €, and/or an annual balance sheet exceeding 43 million €

 

2. organisations from the public sector:

  • small organisations - governing less than 10.000 inhabitants and/or
    employing fewer than 250 persons and having an annual turnover not exceeding 50 million €, and/or an annual balance sheet not exceeding 43 million €
  • large organisations - governing 10.000 or more inhabitants and/or
    employing more than 250 persons and having an annual turnover exceeding 50 million €, and/or an annual balance sheet exceeding 43 million €

There will be a maximum of six awards per country. These nominee Awards will be handed out in the evening ceremony. Awards are handed to representatives of winning organisations only during the Award Ceremony.

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