Environmental management at EEA
If you are looking for a systematic approach towards reducing your organisation's environmental impact, hopefully this site can help you. Find out how EEA's system works and how we are trying to promote it. Feel free to use our ideas and download the materials available for your own work. With the resources available here, you can get started on introducing EMAS into your own organisation without having to resort to external management and communication experts.
The EEA was the first EU body to introduce an environmental management system in 2004 and subsequently obtained registration under the EU's eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS) in 2005. Since then, EEA has helped other organisations introduce environmental measures.
The EEA's environmental management system is an integral part of the EEA's management plan system and is designed to make environmental responsibilities clear to employees. Staff are encouraged to actively engage in environmental improvement projects. New employees receive a one‑hour introduction to the environmental management system while all members of staff can participate in a one‑hour EMAS refresher seminar annually. Additional EMAS‑related information flows through the line management system. The environmental management system is explained in a handbook, written by staff, and includes information on who is responsible for doing what, when and how.
Any questions related to EEA's environmental management system should be addressed to EEA's environmental coordinator Svetlana Maenchen.