European Commission draws up a user guide for EMAS certification step by step.
In general, environmental management systems such as EMAS, help organizations to improve their resource efficiency, reduce risk and make an example of the public statement of good practice. The system implementation costs are outweighed by the savings it generates. In the chart below you can see the benefits of implementing EMAS.
The guide shows the main elements and the most important steps that should give organizations wishing to participate in EMAS. It explains, step by step, the procedure to get the certification, planning, and the content must have the Environmental Statement that organizations must file annually.
The User Guide has been written EMAS as stipulated in Article 46, paragraph 5, of the EMAS Regulation. The purpose of this document is to provide a clear and simple advice to organizations interested in EMAS.
It shows the main elements and the most important steps to be given by organizations wishing to participate in the system. Its purpose is to increase the general acceptance of EMAS facilitating the entry of organizations in the management system. It is also important to keep in mind the overall objective of the European regulation, namely to harmonize the implementation in all Member States and create a common legislative framework.
General program implementation of EMAS:
Environmental Analysis: the first step to a successful implementation of EMAS is to conduct a thorough analysis of the structure and the internal activities of the organization. The aim is to identify the environmental aspects associated with environmental impacts. This is the basis for a formal environmental management system.
Environmental management system: the organization shall define and document the alcande its environmental management system (part of the overall management system that includes organizational structure, planning activities, responsibilities, practices, procedures, processes and resources for developing, implementing, achieving, reviewing and maintaining the environmental policy and managing the environmental aspects).
Each center is to register with EMAS must meet all the requirements of EMAS.
See user guide EMAS