Registration in EMAS
The EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) aims to promote better environmental management and to encourage better provision of information to the public on the environmental impact of their activities. The environmental statement constitutes the main means of informing the public of the results of the continuous improvement of environmental management impacts. At the same time, it is an opportunity to promote a positive image of the organisation among buyers, suppliers, the surrounding area, contractors and employees.
Compliance with the conditions is verified by an EMAS verifier, a legal entity with accreditation from the national accreditation body (Slovenian Accreditation) under accreditation regulations.
The Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning gives its approval to an organisation joining EMAS by issuing a registration decision. Following approval, the organisation is allocated a registration number. EMAS registration is limited to 3 years, i.e. until the deadline by which, under the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009, the organisation must send to the ministry an updated environmental statement approved by the environmental verifier. Registration may be renewed after this deadline if the organisation makes a request for renewal at least three months prior to the expiry of the registration decision, and if it continues to satisfy all the requirements.
An EMAS-registered organisation may refer to the registration and use the EMAS label in the form and manner and under the conditions laid down in EU rules. The use of the EMAS label by an organisation not registered in EMAS is prohibited, as is the use of a label that is similar to the EMAS label to such an extent that it may create confusion on the market or mislead consumers.
Request to join EMAS
A request to join EMAS is made by a company, sole trader, institute or other organisation, which encloses documents and evidence to the effect that they meet the prescribed conditions laid down by EU rules