Welcome to the German EMAS Register!
The environmental management system EMAS ("Eco-Management and Audit Scheme") is based on Regulation (EC) No. 1221/2009 of the European Union.
Companies and other organisations participating in EMAS are obliged to comply with all relevant environmental legislation and to organise a process of continual improvement of their environmental performance. They regularly publish an environmental statement and are reviewed by an independent environmental verifier. EMAS registered organisations fulfil the requirements of ISO 14001. Companies of all sizes as well as churches, schools and public administrations can introduce EMAS. Organisations with several sites in one or more country can be pooled in a corporate registration under one registration number.
The registration of the EMAS participants in Germany is in the responsibility of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Chambers of Crafts. The Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK e.V.), in its function as joint body of the registration bodies, publishes the German EMAS Register on a daily basis.
You can search the register by individual organisations and their EMAS-registered sites or filter via EMAS organisations in a region, an industry or company size.
In addition to the EMAS registration data you can find some basic information on EMAS and the registration process. For further information we recommend the websites of the following institutions involved in EMAS:
The main EMAS information site for Germany is operated by the office of the German EMAS Advisory Board. Find news about EMAS, announcements and other services such as brochures and flyers.
The German Advisory Board (Umweltgutachterausschuss - UGA) is an independent advisory body to the Federal Environment Ministry, which is actively working on the implementation and dissemination of EMAS. The publications on the website focus on the legal interpretation of EMAS.
The German Accreditation Body for Environmental Verifiers (Deutsche Akkreditierungs- und Zulassungsgesellschaft für Umweltgutachter mbH - DAU) is in charge of the authorisation and supervision of environmental verifiers under the EMAS Regulation. On the DAU website you will find all the information required for accreditation as environmental verifier and the register of EMAS verifiers.
What happens on the European level concerning EMAS? Who is EMAS registered in other European countries? For finding the answers to those question visit the European Commission's EMAS website.