EU Commission honours Federal Environment Agency for exemplary environmental management
Agency awarded EMAS certification in the category ”public organisations”
The European Commission has given the EMAS prize 2009 for environmental management to the Federal Environment Agency (UBA). UBA has received first prize for its green public procurement. The jury was won over by the fact that since 2001, UBA has complied with high standards in its procurement of goods and services as well as in awarding contracts to suppliers, and places environmental protection at the centre of attention. ”The prize is proof that we at UBA are doing the right thing and are sending a message to other public offices. Green procurement is ‘win-win’ in both ecological and economic terms”, said UBA Vice President Dr. Thomas Holzmann, who received the prize on 19 November in Stockholm.