EMAS is short for Eco-Management and Audit Scheme and is EU's environmental management system – it is voluntary and is aimed at all types of businesses. EMAS is the most ambitious environmental management system a company can implement.
Procedures for EMAS certified companies
An EMAS verified company work continuously to reduce direct environmental impacts, in terms of energy and resource consumption, waste production and emissions (greenhouse gases, air pollution and wastewater).
Furthermore, an EMAS verified company work to reduce the company's indirect environmental impacts. Indirect environmental impacts are environmental effects that the company has no direct control over, but which the company has opportunity to influence e.g. through dialogue with suppliers and customers.
Especially in dialogue with suppliers, it is crucial to work to ensure that they limit their environmental impact, and possibly implement EMAS as EMS in their company.
Current EMAS certified companies in Denmark (in Danish)
More information on EMAS can be found at the homepage of DG Environment
Full list of EMAS certified companies in the EU
In Denmark the work of the competent body is undertaken by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency.
Three companies are accredited to verify according to EMAS and ISO 14001:2004 in Denmark.
Verifiers accredited to ISO 14001:2004.
Verifiers are accredited by the national accreditation body.
NB! Companies from other EU member states can carry out verifications in Denmark, if they notify DANAK at least 4 weeks prior to the verification.