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The European Union's EcoManagement and Audit Scheme (EMAS)

Michael S Wenk 
Springer  2005  


Hardcover  IX + 278 pp.  ISBN 9781402032127      £148.00
Volume 16 in the series EcoEfficiency in Industry and Science, describes the European Union's EcoManagement and Audit Scheme (EMAS. This has been in existence since 1995, with over 3,000 sites registered to the Scheme. However, even now, there are very few texts which address the specific requirements of the standard and provide "real world" examples of the practical considerations companies and sites must contend with in order to successfully earn registration to the Scheme. Until now, no author has synthesized the controversies, debates, developments and amendments which have surrounded and impacted this often controversial scheme.

This text breaks down each component of the EMAS regulation, including the appendices and applicable EU guidance documents on the topic, providing a step-by-step analysis of the Scheme. In addition, the work provides examples of three of Akzo Nobel Incorporated's manufacturing locations which have been registered to EMAS, providing examples of how to meet the requirements of the Scheme.

The target audience is threefold:

    First, environmental managers who are considering implementing EMAS in their firms, but who have little knowledge of the Scheme, will find the work highly useful
    Secondly, university students, professors and programs who study environmental auditing as part of their coursework, and who are seeking a solid overview of the program may employ the text
    Finally, verifiers in the countries which are recent additions to the EU may use the work to familiarize themselves with the requirements of the Scheme.
This book will be of value to:
    environmental managers who are considering implementing EMAS in their firms, but who have little knowledge of the Scheme
    university students, professors and programs who study environmental auditing as part of their coursework, and who are seeking a solid overview of the program
    verifiers in the countries which are recent additions to the EU may use the work to familiarize themselves with the requirements of the Scheme
    environmental managers who are considering implementing EMAS in their firms, but who have little knowledge of the Scheme
    university students, professors and programs who study environmental auditing as part of their coursework, and who are seeking a solid overview of the program
    verifiers in the countries which are recent additions to the EU may use the work to familiarize themselves with the requirements of the Scheme.
Written for environmental managers who are considering implementing EMAS in their firms, but who have little knowledge of the Scheme; university students, professors and programs who study environmental auditing as part of their coursework, and who are seeking a solid overview of the program; verifiers in the countries which are recent additions to the EU may use the work to familiarize themselves with the requirements of the Scheme.
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