Development of the EMAS Sectoral Reference Documents on Best Environmental Management Practice. Learning from frontrunners. Promoting best practice

Development of the EMAS Sectoral Reference Documents on Best Environmental Management Practice.
Development of the EMAS Sectoral Reference Documents on Best Environmental Management Practice. Learning from frontrunners. Promoting best practice
Abstract: This report aims to describe how the EMAS Sectoral Reference Documents on best environmental management practise are developed. Firstly, the EMAS regulation and the legal background of the documents are introduced. Afterwards, the main elements included in such documents (best environmental management practices, environmental performance indicators and benchmarks of excellence) are described and some examples are provided. The outputs of the process, namely the Sectoral Reference Documents and the JRC Scientific and Policy Reports on best environmental management practice are then outlined, together with the role played in developing the documents by the different actors involved: JRC/IPTS, the Technical Working Group and the EMAS Committee. An in-depth presentation of the methodology used, introducing the frontrunner approach and how information is gathered and drafted, allows the reader to have a complete picture of the process for developing the EMAS Sectoral Reference Documents. Finally, the report presents the lessons learnt so far, the dissemination activities carried out and the list of reports already available.
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Authors
Authors: 
SCHOENBERGER Harald, CANFORA Paolo, DRI Marco, GALVEZ MARTOS Jose Luis, STYLES David, ANTONOPOULOS Ioannis
Publication Year
Publication Year: 
2014
Type

Type:

JRC Institutes

JRC Institutes:

Science Areas
Publisher
Publisher: 
Publications Office of the European Union
ISBN
ISBN: 
978-92-79-34532-6
ISSN
ISSN: 
1831-9424
DOI
Other Identifiers
Other Identifiers: 
EUR 26291
OPOCE LF-NA-26291-EN-N