Environmental activity is not new to the EIB Group; we already measure and manage our internal carbon emissions for over a decade. Therefore, whilst environmental activity is not new to the EIB Group, it has taken the journey towards EMAS registration during 2017 and 2018 to pull the separate strands together into a single Environmental Management System for the whole institution in accordance with the EU Eco-Management Audit Scheme (EMAS). This, our first EMAS Environmental Statement, reports on the goals set out in our Environmental policy, adopted in 2017.
“EMAS offers us the framework to manage and continually improve our internal environmental performance. Furthermore, we influence our suppliers and service providers through the adoption of Green Public Procurement (GPP) practices by including environmental criteria in our tendering processes.” W. Hoyer, President.