When environmental management is a corporate philosophy

Today, an effective environmental management system is a prerequisite for responsible business. The EU eco-regulation EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) provides your company with the appropriate basis for an independently prepared environmental statement. This is then validated by our environmental auditors.

Proof of special environmental friendliness according to European standards

Continuous improvement of your environmental performance

High level of trust and loyalty from interested parties

Continuous expansion and strengthening of your market position

Description of the standard

EMAS - Information on the regulation

The EU Regulation called EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) was first published in 1993 and has been available since 2010 as Regulation EMAS III. Another partial revision on the occasion of the revision of ISO 14001:2015 took place in 2017. As of June 2021, 3 851 European organizations with a total of 12 856 sites were entered in the EMAS register.

The EMAS Regulation was developed by the European Union and sets out requirements for an effective environmental management system based on an independently prepared environmental statement. Thus, in addition to the continuous improvement of your environmental performance in accordance with ISO 14001, EMAS also provides for the regular validation of your environmental statement as well as an environmental audit by specially accredited environmental auditors.

EMAS is suitable for companies and organizations of all sectors and sizes. Since EMAS III, there are simplifications for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) regarding the verification intervals and the validation of the environmental statement.

Take advantage of the expertise of our environmental verifiers for a validation audit according to the EMAS regulations. With an EMAS registration, you have suitable proof in hand to present your environmental commitment to the outside world in a convincing and transparent manner.


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The environmental statement

Your environmental statement is made available to the public as a validated report. Thus, among other things, your environmental performance and the environmental goals of your company become transparent for all interested parties. The findings from the regular measurements of the environmental impact of your business activities enable you to continuously improve your environmental performance and reduce environmental risks.

Beyond the environmental aspect, there are other significant benefits for you. With an environmental statement, you strengthen the confidence of authorities, banks and insurance companies in your company - and of course also that of your customers and employees. You achieve greater legal certainty in the environmental area, a compliance aspect that is becoming increasingly important. Systematic and forward-looking thinking and action by your employees can also result in cost savings. At the same time, you strengthen your company's image through comprehensive environmental management - and thus your competitiveness in the long term.


How does an EMAS validation work?

In preparation for validation - the equivalent of certification under EMAS - you first conduct your own review of all environmental aspects in accordance with the EMAS regulation (environmental audit).

Based on the results, you implement a suitable environmental management system.

Once your environmental statement has been prepared, our environmental verifiers review the environmental audit procedure and its implementation.

Finally, the environmental verifiers validate your environmental statement. If successful, your company and your EMAS-validated environmental management will be entered into the European register of sites by the competent body (Chamber of Commerce, IHK).

According to the size of your company, certain verification intervals are determined, usually of three years.


What does an EMAS validation cost?

Individual quote

Since every company has different prerequisites and individual requirements, the costs for the audit and a successful validation according to EMAS cannot be given as a lump sum.

You are welcome to send us an inquiry. We will make you a customized offer based on an objective assessment and your requirements.

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What you can expect from us

  • More than 35 years of experience in the certification of management systems and processes
  • Industry-experienced EMAS assessors around the globe
  • Value-added findings for continuous improvement of your company's environmental performance
  • Certificates with international acceptance
  • Personal, smooth support from our specialists - regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Individual offers with flexible contract terms without hidden costs
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We will be happy to provide you with an individual quote for EMAS validation.