Since 2005, the European Commission has organised the European EMAS Awards, described as the most prestigious award in environmental management.
The Awards are handed out to organisations that have demonstrated environmental excellence in their category.
Participating organisations from throughout the EU take part in one of five categories:
The EMAS Awards are held every two years and last took place in May 2017 in Valletta, Malta. The next EMAS Awards will take place on the 25th of November 2019 in Bilbao at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. 2019's topic is "EMAS as driver of change".