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EMAS - Performance, Credibility, Transparency

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The Minimum Requirements for an Environmental Statement

The Regulation 761/2001 of the European Parliament and the Council lists the minimum requirements in Annex III, point 3.2, which need to be covered by an environmental statement.

The Regulation 761/2001 of the European Parliament and the Council lists the minimum requirements in Annex III, point 3.2, which need to be covered by an environmental statement.

  • A clear and unambiguous description of the organisation registering under EMAS and a summary of its activities, products and services and its relationship to any parent organisations as appropriate;
  • The environmental policy and a brief description of the environmental management system of the organisation;
  • A description of all the significant direct and indirect environmental aspects which result in significant environmental impacts of the organisation and an explanation of the nature of the impacts as related to these aspects (Annex VI);
  • A description of the environmental objectives and targets in relation to the significant environmental aspects and impacts;
  • A summary of the data available on the performance of the organisation against its environmental objectives and targets with respect to its significant environmental impacts. The summary may include figures on
    • pollutant emissions,
    • waste generation,
    • consumption of raw material, energy and water,
    • noise,
    • as well as other aspects indicated in Annex VI.
  • The data should allow for year-by-year comparison to assess the development of the environmental performance of the organisation;
  • Other factors regarding environmental performance including performance against legal provisions with respect to their significant environmental impacts;
  • The name and accreditation number of the environmental verifier and the date of validation.