Options for EMAS and the European Ecolabel: A comprehensive evaluation of both instruments

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As part of the normal legislative process, both the EMAS regulation and the regulation relating to the European Ecolabel are regularly reviewed and adapted. In preparation for the amendment, adelphi, together with its partners, was commissioned to conduct an analysis of the status quo with regard to the two instruments. The analysis included an assessment of their environmental effects and their effects on the competitiveness of the participating companies. It also considered the obstacles and opportunities for further development of the instruments. The study was based on extensive literature research and on a survey among 280 relevant parties from all member-states of the EU.

The resultant options for potential action drawn up incorporated a range of variants for cooperation and combination of the two instruments as well as outlining various scenarios for ongoing development, such as integrating CSR elements into EMAS, transforming EMAS into a code of principles, or strengthening the communications aspects of it.

Publications of this project

  • EVER: Evaluation of EMAS and Eco-Label for their Revision – Report 2: Research Findings

    Iraldo, Fabio; Pietro Lanzini, Michela Melis, Walter Kahlenborn, Ines Freier, Frieder Rubik, Kathrin Ankele, Dirk Scheer, Julia Hertin, Juan Mateos Garcia, Alister Scott, Birgitte Nielsen and Anette Petersen 2005: EVER: Evaluation of EMAS and Eco-Label for their Revision. Report 2: Research Findings. Brussels: European Commission.
  • EVER: Evaluation of EMAS and Eco-Label for their Revision – Report 1: Options and Recommendations for the Revision Process

    Iraldo, Fabio; Walter Kahlenborn, Frieder Rubik, Dirk Scheer, Birgitte Nielsen and Annete Petersen 2005: EVER: Evaluation of EMAS and Eco-Label for their Revision. Report 1: Options and Recommendations for the Revision Process. Brussels: European Commission.
  • EVER: Evaluation of EMAS and Eco-Label for their Revision – Executive Summary

    Iraldo, Fabio; Pietro Lanzini, Michela Melis, Walter Kahlenborn, Ines Freier, Frieder Rubik, Kathrin Ankele, Dirk Scheer, Julia Hertin, Juan Mateos Garcia, Alister Scott, Birgitte Nielsen and Anette Petersen 2005: EVER: Evaluation of EMAS and Eco-Label for their Revision. Executive Summary. Brussels: European Commission.
  • EVER: Evaluation of EMAS and Eco-Label for their Revision – Annex III. EMAS and Eco-Label Case Studies Based on "On-Site" Visits

    Iraldo, Fabio; Pietro Lanzini, Michela Melis, Walter Kahlenborn, Ines Freier, Frieder Rubik, Kathrin Ankele, Dirk Scheer, Julia Hertin, Juan Mateos Garcia, Alister Scott, Birgitte Nielsen and Anette Petersen 2005: EVER: Evaluation of EMAS and Eco-Label for their Revision. Annex III. EMAS and Eco-Label Case Studies Based on "On-Site" Visits. Brussels: European Commission.
  • EVER: Evaluation of EMAS and Eco-Label for their Revision – Annex I. Interviews: Methodology and Summary of the Results

    Iraldo, Fabio; Pietro Lanzini, Michela Melis, Walter Kahlenborn, Ines Freier, Frieder Rubik, Kathrin Ankele, Dirk Scheer, Julia Hertin, Juan Mateos Garcia, Alister Scott, Birgitte Nielsen and Anette Petersen 2005: EVER: Evaluation of EMAS and Eco-Label for their Revision. Annex I. Interviews: Methodology and Summary of the Results. Brussels: European Commission.
  • EVER: Evaluation of EMAS and Eco-Label for their Revision – Annex II. Workshops for the Revision of the two Schemes

    Iraldo, Fabio; Pietro Lanzini, Michela Melis, Walter Kahlenborn, Ines Freier, Frieder Rubik, Kathrin Ankele, Dirk Scheer, Julia Hertin, Juan Mateos Garcia, Alister Scott, Birgitte Nielsen and Anette Petersen 2005: EVER: Evaluation of EMAS and Eco-Label for their Revision. Annex II. Workshops for the Revision of the two Schemes. Brussels: European Commission.