EMAS and Environmental Management Systems in Denmark
EMAS is short for Eco-Management and Audit Scheme and is EU's environmental management system – it is voluntary and is aimed at all types of businesses. EMAS is the most ambitious environmental management system a company can implement.
Procedures for EMAS certified companies
An EMAS verified company work continuously to reduce direct environmental impacts, in terms of energy and resource consumption, waste production and emissions (greenhouse gases, air pollution and wastewater).
Furthermore, an EMAS verified company work to reduce the company's indirect environmental impacts. Indirect environmental impacts are environmental effects that the company has no direct control over, but which the company has opportunity to influence e.g. through dialogue with suppliers and customers.
Especially in dialogue with suppliers, it is crucial to work to ensure that they limit their environmental impact, and possibly implement EMAS as EMS in their company.
Current EMAS certified companies in Denmark (in Danish)
More information on EMAS can be found at the homepage of DG Environment
Full list of EMAS certified companies in the EU
EMAS competent body in Denmark
In Denmark the work of the competent body is undertaken by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency.
DK – 5000 Odense C
Tel.: +45 7254 4000
Fax: +45 3266 0479
Verifiers and national accreditation body
Three companies are accredited to verify according to EMAS and ISO 14001:2004 in Denmark.
DNV Business Assurance (Norwegian Veritas)
DK - 9200 Aalborg
Tel.: +45 9879 0833
Fax: +45 9879 0433
Bureau Veritas Certification Denmark A/S
Oestbanegade 55, 2nd floor
DK – 2100 Copenhagen Ø
Tel.: +45 7731 1000
Fax: +45 7731 1001
Verifiers accredited to ISO 14001:2004
Danish Technological Institute
DK - 2630 Taastrup
Tel.: +45 7220 2160
Fax: +45 7220 2191
Park Allé 345
DK - 2605 Brøndby
Tel.: +45 4326 7000
Fax: +45 4326 7011
Verifiers are accredited by the national accreditation body
The Danish Accreditation and Metrology Fund – DANAK
Dyregårdsvej 5 B
DK - 2740 Skovlunde
Tel.: +45 7733 9500
Fax: +45 7733 9501
NB! Companies from other EU member states can carry out verifications in Denmark, if they notify DANAK at least 4 weeks prior to the verification.