EMAS and Ecolabel Fitness Check

The Commission has adopted a report presenting the conclusions of the extensive evaluation (Fitness Check) of the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) and the EU Ecolabel Scheme.

The purpose of the Fitness Check was to analyse the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and the EU added value of the EMAS and EU Ecolabel schemes.

In doing so, the Fitness Check assessed if the EMAS regulation is fit for purpose, whether its objectives have been met and whether implementation has been done in a cost-effective way.

You can find the Commission Report to the European Parliament and to the Council, the Fitness Check and the accompanying documents below:

Press release

Report to the Council and Parliament (available in all community languages)

Fitness Check

Executive Summary of the Fitness Check

Supporting evaluation study