What is EMAS?
What is EMAS?
The EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a management tool for companies and other organisations to evaluate, report and improve their environmental performance. The scheme has been available for participation by companies since 1995 and was originally restricted to companies in industrial sectors.
Since 2001 EMAS has been open to all economic sectors including public and private services.
In 2009 the EMAS Regulation was revised and modified for the second time. Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS) was published on 22 December 2009 and entered into force on 11 January 2010.
Greenhouse Graphics were awarded EMAS in 2010, one of only a handful of companies in the graphics sector to hold this level of accreditation. Greenhouse Graphics is also ISO14001 registered.
An EMAS Award is the most prestigious award in environmental management and is only handed out to top performing companies and public authorities
You can find a list of all nominees by category on the official EMAS Awards website. More information about the exemplary ways in which the nominees are managing their water use will also be presented on the website shortly.
If you would like to find out the benefits of procuring from an EMAS accredited company, please feel free to contact Greenhouse Graphics Directors Ian Crossley or Timi van Houten