EMAS register entry

Service Description

EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) is a community system of the European Community for environmental management and environmental auditing. This instrument helps organizations to improve their environmental performance. The introduction of EMAS is not required by law.


EMAS begins with an inventory, the so-called environmental audit, and leads through the establishment of an environmental management system(processes, organization, responsibilities) with documentation to the preparation of an environmental statement.

Finally, an accredited environmental verifier checks the implemented system and the information in the environmental statement.

If this assessment is positive, the company is then registered by the relevant Chamber of Industry and Commerce or Chamber of Crafts. After registration in the EMAS register, your organization may bear the EMAS logo.

The registration is valid for three years, four years for small organizations. It must then be renewed. To retain registration, your organization must submit an updated environmental statement every year.

EMAS (English abbreviation for Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) is an instrument developed by the European Communities for companies and other organizations that want to improve their environmental performance.

Registration issues are regulated by law in Germany via the Environmental Audit Act (UAG). Once a company has implemented an environmental management system, it is then audited by an independent, government-approved environmental verifier. This process is called validation. If all the requirements of the EMAS Regulation are met, the environmental verifier declares the environmental statement to be valid. The organization that has been validated in this way can have itself entered in the EMAS register at the responsible Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) or Chamber of Crafts. The registration is subject to the condition that there is no violation of relevant environmental regulations. The locations at which the organization operates an environmental management system in accordance with the EMAS Regulation are entered in the register.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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