Indicator: Environmental management

A graph shows the development of EMAS registered organisations in Germany between 2005 and 2023, sorted by number of organisations, sites and employees. The target of the Sustainability Strategy (5,000 sites by 2030) is also shown.

EMAS is an internationally applicable system for environmental management. It is the most ambitious environmental management standard publicly available.By 2011 and 2012 respectively, the number of EMAS registered organisations, sites and employees had declined.A slight upward trend was then observed until 2017, which did not continue from 2018 to 2020. Since 2020, there has been a rise in the num... read more


Environmental management at UBA

EMAS logo on the face of the UBA office building in Dessau-Roßlau

The UBA had already introduced an environmental management system in the late 1990s, which was then validated in 2001 according to the most stringent requirements worldwide under the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). In the meantime 14 UBA sites – including all air quality monitoring stations – have been validated according to EMAS. In 2017, UBA decided to become greenhouse gas-neutral. read more

The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment