The EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a voluntary engagement on the part of the business with regard to environmental protection and is an essential part of efforts to improve environmental performance.
“EMAS helps rational resource use, pollution minimization, employee involvement, and profitable business.”
EMAS is a continuous process in terms of improving environmental performance. Instead of addressing environmental issues on a case by case basis, organizations participating in EMAS need to put in place an effective environmental management system with appropriate controls and procedures.
The process must be monitored and audited at regular intervals to determine the compliance of the organization’s requirements with the scheme and the general and specific environmental objectives. In this way, EMAS helps organizations optimize their production processes, reduce their impact on the environment and use resources in a more effective way.