Last changed: 19/01/12
The Federal Environment Agency (UBA) has had an environmental management system in place since the mid-1990s. UBA was the first federal authority back in 2001 to introduce EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) at its then headquarters on Bismarckplatz in Berlin-Grunewald. In the meantime twelve of our branch offices meet EMAS requirements, which are inspected by an independent environmental consultant every year.
Our environmental guidelines define the principles of UBA’s in-house environmental protection, which are put into practice in the form of various measures that aim to increase the use of renewable energies, reduce energy consumption, and promote eco-friendly mobility and green procurement.
Saving energy, protection of resources and environmentally friendly use of space has high priority in the operation of our offices. We educate our staff regularly about how to protect the environment at the workplace.
Guidelines on eco-friendly business travel in German, PDF / 93 KB were resolved to decrease pollution caused by our many business trips. Moreover, we strive to reduce the environmental impact of our use of information and communications technology (ICT) and act as a model of environmental behaviour for our contract partners, customers, and visitors.
Responsibilities, activities and goals in our environmental management system as well as the development of some key indicators are described in detail in our 2011 EMAS Environmental Statement in German.
You will find all of the Federal Environment Agency’s environmental statements since 2001 in our publications database.
Please address questions and suggestions regarding our eco-management system to our environmental officer, Dr. Burkhard Huckestein.