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EMAS Environmental Regulation

Brief description

The continual environmental degradation and consumption of natural resources are two of the biggest problems on our planet today. EMAS regulation is a Community Ecological Management System that was adopted by the European Union in 1993 (Regulation 1836/1993), revised in 2001 (Regulation 761/2001) and is currently in its third version (Regulation 1221/2009). Organizations participate voluntarily in implementing the requirements of EMAS European Regulation and receiving subsequent environmental verification.

Detailed description

The aim of the EMAS regulation is to assess and improve the environmental performance of organizations and to reduce the environmental impacts from the operation of their facilities.

Continual improvement of an organization’s environmental performance is achieved within the framework of an environmental policy and through periodic audits of the environmental management system.

The implementation of an environmental management system and subsequent verification in accordance with the EMAS has significant benefits for organizations, in terms of its internal operations and its relations with third parties.

  • creating incentives to the personnel for greater participation and responsibility,
  • Improving the organization’s image to the third parties (clients, society, suppliers) and to their personnel
  • Improving management of the risks related to environmental issues through establishing and auditing appropriate procedures
  • Saving energy and raw materials

What is the certification procedure?

Certification Regulation


Certification application


Who is it for?

Today EMAS is addressed to all organizations with an environmental impact (e.g., industry, tourism, public administration, education, retail). Participation is voluntary and is attested to by use of the EMAS logo.

What are the benefits of certification?

Implementation of the requirements of the EMAS European Regulation enables an organization to identify, assess and manage environmental issues with the aim of:

  • protecting the environment,
  • continual improvement the environmental performance,
  • compliance with legal requirements and avoidance of fines,
  • conserving natural resources and reducing costs,
  • improving an organization’s public image,
  • improving communication with public authorities

Who do I contact for certification?

Customer Service Department Contact Person: Ms. Anna Topaltziki, Tel: 210 5220920, Ext: 187