Environmental Management Systems – Your A – Z guide

Improved Environmental Performance

EMAS logo EMAS requires participating organisations to improve their environmental performance. Using fewer raw materials; consuming less energy; producing less waste – these actions all help to improve the environment and to make companies more economically competitive.

EMAS doesn’t require organisations to improve all their environmental aspects at once – it requires environmental improvement programmes to be directed to those aspects of the organisation's activities, products and services that cause the biggest environmental impacts. Over time, as the environmental improvement programmes are implemented and successful, new initiatives can be targeted at other environmental impacts.