Environmental protection at company level, EIA
What can companies do to ensure environmental protection?
Waste abatement an recycling, reduction of emissions, maintenance and improvement of the water quality, sustainable management, and environmentally friendly business adaptations.
One major component of environmental protection is prevention. Technical installations are getting bigger and thus are becoming an always greater risk to the environment. Facility-related environmental protection encompasses a wide range of topics - some of them fall under the competence of the BMLFUW, for example the Environmental Impact Assessment or waste management.
Basic information on EMAS
Since 1993 EMAS has been the voluntary European Environmental Management, an instrument for sustainable development in the economy and in Administration.
What is the objective of EMAS?
The objective of EMAS is to continuously improve environmental protection at company Level.
Related topics and environmental management systems
EMAS, being a comprehensive environmental management system has some points of contact with a wider range of Topics.
EU Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law.
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
The objective of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is to avoid environmental damage beforehand and to regard environmental impacts from an integrative and comprehensive point of view.
General facts about the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
The objective of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is to anticipate possible effects of a project on the environment, which means to examine them before the realization of the Project.
The UNECE Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTR-Protocol)
The Republic of Austria signed the UNECE Pollutant Release and Transfer Register on 21 May 2003 and ratified it on 23 March 2010. So far (as of: 9 September 2011) 26 States and the European Community have signed the Protocol. The Protocol entered into force on 8 October 2009, for Austria on 21 June 2010 (Article 27, para. 1 and 3 of the PRTR Protocol).
Spatial Data Infrastructure Act (INSPIRE)
By means of the Spatial Data Infrastructure Act the access of citizens, science, the economy and administration to spatial data shall be improved before the background of an integrated environmental policy.
What does the Austrian Eco-label stand for?
Quality of life, high environmental compatibility, clear and transparent information, high significance, as well as environmental policy on the entrepreneurs own responsibilities are just a few Advantages.
The European Ecolabel: EU Ecolabel
The European Eco-label (EU Flower) has also been created to distinguish products and services which comply with high requirements in the field of environmental protection and which are of relevance for the Single Market.
Strategic Environmental Assessment
The Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA) describes and evaluates the environmental effects of plans. The purpose of the SEA is to attach the same importance to the environment as to economic or social aspects.