The Community eco-management and audit system (EMAS = Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) is a system to which companies and organizations, both public and private, based in the territory of the European Community or outside of it, can voluntarily join that wish to commit themselves to assessing and improving their environmental efficiency.
The first EMAS Regulation n. 1836 was issued in 1993 and in 2001 it was replaced by Regulation n. 761 which, in turn subjected to revision, was replaced in 2009 by the new Regulation no. 1221.

The objective of EMAS is to promote continuous improvements in the environmental performance of organizations, including through:


  • the introduction and implementation by organizations of an environmental management system;
  • information on environmental performance and an open dialogue with the public and other interested parties, including through the publication of an environmental statement.


The environmental management system required by the EMAS standard is based on the ISO 14001 standard, of which all the requisites are referred, while the open dialogue with the public is pursued by requiring that the organizations publish (and keep updated) an Environmental Statement in which they are reported information and salient data of the organization regarding its aspects and environmental impacts.

To adhere to EMAS the company must equip itself to meet a series of obligations, following the example of the following scheme:


ISO 14001, EMAS, ISO 9001, ISO14001, ISO9001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 27001, ISO27001, ISO 20000, ISO20000, Legislazione Ambientale, Sistemi di Gestione Ambientale, Audit Sicurezza


After verifying whether the site complies with all relevant environmental laws and regulations, the company must first have Environmental Policies , with which it undertakes to continuously improve the environmental performance of its activities (see following diagram).


Regolamento EMAS, EMAS 761/2001, politica ambientale, miglioramento continuo


It would be advisable to carry out an Analysis of the site in relation to environmental "aspects": in practice it is a question of analyzing products, processes, services, in order to evaluate the consequences that the industrial activity determines on the surrounding environment.

Following this, the Organization must prepare a Program to improve the situation that emerged from the Analysis and proceed with the implementation of the Environmental Management System that is consistent with the Policies, and is able to manage the Program (see diagram below).


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Finally, we proceed with the preparation of an Environmental Statement which will be subjected to Validation by accredited Verifiers.
The validated Environmental Statement is sent to the competent Body , which provides for the registration of the site in the European register of sites compliant with the EU regulation, and simultaneously authorizes the publication of the validated environmental declaration and the use of the LOGO .



A- The previous EMAS Regulation n. 1836/93   B- The previous EMAS Regulation n. 761/2001 (EMAS 2)
C- The EMAS Regulation n. 1221/2009 (EMAS 3)   D - Regulation n. 1505/2017 (changes to EMAS 3)
E- Regulation 2026/2018 (changes to EMAS 3)   F - The EMAS Regulation in brief
G- Facilities for Registered Companies
  H - Participation in EMAS: Benefits
     and Financial Incentives


  Insights - The EMAS Regulation

- Who can register for EMAS   - The Environmental Statement
- Environmental Information Update   - Frequency of Audits
- Audit program   - Identification of Environmental Aspects
- Employee participation (EMAS 761/2001)   - Audit in SMEs
- Use of the EMAS Logo (No. 761/2001)    



Information Request EMAS Registration
  If you are interested in EMAS registration, filling in the appropriate formyou will be able to receive our estimate on activities designed for Your Business / Entity in order to implement and certify the Management System.
Self Assessment CheckList: Are you ready for EMAS registration?
  Analyze the status of your activity for EMAS registration, to verify the presence of any "weaker" sectors, and get an idea of the steps to be taken to achieve full compliance with the European standard.