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 JUNE 2017

Eco-management and audi scheme
A Message from the Commissioner

Dear EMAS Community,

On 8 May, circular economy frontrunners were feted at the annual EMAS Awards, held this year in the picturesque setting of Valletta, Malta.

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Take a green step
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'Take a Green Step' website is now online

Do you work in the tourism sector? Are you looking for ways to make your hotel or restaurant more eco-friendly? Then check out this new website which is full of practical information to help you achieve your goals.

HL Conference on Sustainable Tourism
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High Level Conference explored opportunities and challenges of sustainable tourism

The High Level Conference on Sustainable Tourism took place in Valletta, Malta, on Monday, 8 May and brought together experts from politics and the tourism industry.

Martin's Hotel & Travindy
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Sustainable tourism news portal Travindy portrays EMAS Awards winner Martin’s Hotels

Martin’s Hotels, EMAS Awards winner 2017 in the category large organisations, was highlighted as a best practice example by the website Travindy.

Enhance Project
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ENHANCE Project supports public authorities and companies in the transition to the Circular Economy

The ENHANCE project “EMAS as a Nest to Help And Nurture the Circular Economy” aims at improving the implementation of regional policy instruments oriented toward increasing resource efficiency. It will particularly focus on the exchange of experiences and practices supporting EMAS registration, and run until the end of 2020.

EMAS Winners
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EMAS Awards winners highlight business benefits of Circular Economy

Few may have ever thought that a circular economy could start in a print shop in England, a hotel in Belgium, or a university in Germany. Yet these are year’s EMAS Awards winners, frontrunners for a greener and more sustainable economy in Europe.

European court of auditors
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European Court of Auditors officially EMAS registered

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) in Luxembourg is proud to be officially part of the EMAS community. On 10 March 2017, it successfully underwent its external verification process and was registered with EMAS.

EMAS and tourism
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EMAS and Tourism: a successful combination this year!

This year, 2017, has been designated the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations. To emphasise the role of EMAS and EU Ecolabel in helping companies in the tourism industry improve their sustainability, the European Commission’s activities promoting sustainable tourism are multiplying in 2017.

Umwelt Bundesamt
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Film release: How EMAS helps organisations ensure legal compliance

Protect the environment, reduce operating costs and be sure to comply with all relevant environmental legislation – for organisations, all this is possible with EMAS. How this works and how it can benefit regulatory authorities is shown in a short film by the German Federal Environment Agency.


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