What is EMAS?

The EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a premium management instrument developed by the European Commission for companies and other organisations to evaluate, report, and improve their environmental performance. EMAS is open to every type of organisation eager to improve its environmental performance. It spans all economic and service sectors and is applicable worldwide.

The EMAS Awards 2017 are coming up! Check out the EMAS Awards page to find out more about this year’s event, the jury members and –of course– the exciting nominees!

EMAS stands for…

…PERFORMANCE: EMAS supports organisations in finding the right tools to improve their environmental performance. Participating organisations voluntarily commit to both evaluating and reducing their environmental impact.

…CREDIBILITY: Third party verification guarantees the external and independent nature of the EMAS registration process.

…TRANSPARENCY: Providing publicly available information on an organisation’s environmental performance is an important aspect of EMAS. Organisations achieve greater transparency both externally through the environmental statement and internally through employees' active involvement.

With EMAS, your organisation can reduce its environmental impacts, strengthen legal compliance and employee involvement, and save resources and money!

Tour the must-knows of EMAS
by clicking on the icons below and learn how you can achieve environmental excellence!

Key benefits

How does it work

EMAS register

What's new?


EMAS and Tourism: a successful combination this year!

+ Read more

D-32 before the Sustainable Tourism Conference, discover the speakers!

+ Read more