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Change in the air for EU's Emas scheme

EU states began discussing a possible further revision to Europe's Emas environmental management system (EMS) standard at a meeting in Germany last week. A decision on the scope of any changes is due next spring. Emas needs to be updated because the international ISO 14001 standard - to which the Emas regulation links - is also being amended. But the revision could go wider. "Many ideas are on the table", according to a source, possibly including changes designed to boost the number of Emas-registered organisations. See European Commission Emas pages.

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