Translated title: EMAS—Successful and Sustainable Business Management. Experiences, perspectives and contributions from companies, associations, environmental verifiers and other stakeholders on EMAS environmental management. Anniversary publication and documentation on the occasion of 20 years of EMAS.
How did the premium label for environmental management evolve over the last 20 years? What kind of positive experiences did EMAS organizations make with it? What perspectives for the future emerged? In a series of events for EMAS’ 20th anniversary, experts discussed practical aspects of operational environmental management. The Office of German EMAS Advisory Board subsequently published a brochure containing a selection of specialist articles on this topic.
The publication “EMAS—Successful and Sustainable Business Management” summarises the experiences and perspectives of companies, associations, environmental verifiers as well as other stakeholders from 20 years of EMAS environmental management. Within 14 articles, experts discuss the question of which opportunities and benefits EMAS offers operational organizations, how to calculate costs and how the environmental verification system behind it promotes high quality. Expert assessments reflect current trends in environmental management. In addition, company representatives provide insights into practical implementation.
The publication provides insights in and background information of the EMAS system, supplemented by contents from the "20 Years of EMAS" travelling exhibition organized by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment. The articles make cross-references to the core themes of resource efficiency and sustainability.