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EMAS Newsletter – Issue 04 / October 2012

Dear EMAS Community,

This autumn is an eventful season for the EMAS community. We reported on four new EMAS registrations: two hotels, Martin’s Central Park in Brussels and Scandic Potsdamer Platz in Berlin; the first EMAS site outside Europe, UPM’s Uruguay pulp mill; and even Ferrari’s Mugello auto race track are all improving their environmental performance with EMAS. Welcome to the EMAS community!

EMAS registered organisations are also actively contributing to a new EMAS Regulation and improved environmental legislation. The European Commission has invited you all to participate in two EMAS-related surveys to help assess how EMAS implementation could be made even easier and more beneficial for organisations (see the two articles below).

And finally, the highlight of the EMAS year are of course the upcoming EMAS Awards 2012! This year’s focus is on Water Management. Registration for the big event is open – so do join us in Brussels on 29 November to applaud the “best of the best” in environmental management.

Enjoy the read!

Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment


  EMAS News

Save the Date! EMAS Awards 2012

The 8th EMAS Awards ceremony will take place on 29 November in Brussels, Belgium. This year, EMAS registered organisations will be recognized for outstanding achievements in the field of “Water Management (incl. Water Efficiency and Water Quality)”.

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Give your input to the next ISO 14001 revision

DG Environment is inviting EMAS registered organisations and EMAS environmental verifiers to take part in an online survey concerning the impact that an ISO 14001 revision could have on EMAS. The deadline is 31 December 2012.

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“BRAVE” survey to assess EMAS simplification measures

The European project “BRAVE-Better Regulation aimed at Valorising EMAS” has launched an online survey among EMAS registered organisation to determine the success of the simplification measures introduced in the EMAS III regulation.

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EMAS goes global! UPM registers first non-European site

A UPM pulp mill in Uruguay is the first company site outside of Europe to be included in the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme.

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  News on Sustainable Production and Consumption from the Web


Find out more...  EU greenhouse gases in 2011: more countries on track to meet Kyoto targets, emissions fall 2.5 %, European Environment Agency

Find out more...  Eight cities apply for European Green Capital Award 2015, Europa Press Release

Find out more...  Environmental indicator report 2012, European Environment Agency

Find out more...  Measuring biodiversity with indicators – new report describes SEBI approach
     European Environment Agency




17 - 25 November 2012

Around Europe

European Week for Waste Reduction

For European organisations, businesses and citizens who participate in actions set up by Project Developers during the Week and learn about the kind of waste reduction habits that they can take up in everyday life to save money (and help the environment).

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12-13 November 2012

Berlin, Germany

First European Resource Forum

The German Federal Environment Agency will bring together policy makers and experts from the political arena, the business sector, the natural and social sciences, civil society and the media to discuss a number of focus topics. Among others: EU Roadmap and Rio+20, perspectives for a green economy, the financial sector as motor for increased resource efficiency, “beyond growth” and how to raise awareness about resource efficiency.

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29 November 2012

Brussels, Belgium

EMAS Awards 2012

The European EMAS Award is the most prestigious award in environmental management and has been presented to top-performing companies and public authorities since 2005. This year, EMAS registered organisations will be recognized for outstanding achievements in the field of “Water Management (incl. Water Efficiency and Water Quality)”.

To register:

More Information: /environment/emas/emasawards/index.htm

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