The EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a Community scheme developed by the European Commission that assesses organisations and companies that wish to improve their environmental performance. Companies, service providers, administrations but also other types of organisations can be certified.
Since 2005, the European Commission has organised the European EMAS Award, which is regarded as the most prestigious award for environmental management. The EU Commission awards EMAS organisations for the best strategies and measures to achieve environmental and sustainability goals. "EMAS as a driver of change" is the theme for the 2019 edition of the EMAS Awards. The five winners of the national pre-selection show how companies and the public administration can use systematic environmental and climate management to drive sustainable changes in society beyond the company level.
The European Commission has now confirmed the members of the jury who will evaluate the nominees. The committee consists of a total of ten jury members, led this year by Chairman Martin Baxter, Chief Policy Officer at IEMA (UK). In addition to Dr. Justus von Geibler, Co-Head of the Innovation Labs Research Unit in the Sustainable Production and Consumption Division at the Wuppertal Institute, the jury includes e.g. experts from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce, the Deutsche Industrie und Handelskammer e. V., and the German Environment Agency.
Further information on the EMAS Award 2019 can be found in the following link.