EMAS is more relevant than ever: As a modern management and audit system, it helps the participating organisations to position for the future. With EMAS, organisations raise their awareness for the effects of their own actions.
The first step towards the introduction of EMAS is to determine the status quo and find aspirational environmental goals for the organisation.
Since 1995, the Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Chambers of Crafts are jointly running the EMAS register. At the end of 2015 1,216 organisations were registered with 2,031 sites.