Due to the growing awareness among enterprises of the relevance of ‘sustainable development’, applications of the Environmental Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) in Italy are expanding. With the second era of EMAS (EMAS II), this scheme will become a global instrument, enabling Italian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to master environmental challenges while improving their competitive position. This report intends to demonstrate that area and local agreements between local government units and research centres, such as universities or energy and environmental boards, can simplify and improve the diffusion of EMAS in the country. Reported examples of some small Italian municipalities that have applied EMAS are demonstrations of how government units can increase all citizens' quality of life while taking care of environmental aspects. Since 1993, the year of the first applications of Regulation 1836/93, local government units have understood the important role they can play in this subject. This work illustrates that the development of ISO and EMAS local applications must be based on government's local promotion aimed at encouraging enterprises to voluntarily adopt these instruments for environmental safeguard.

Martucci, O., Rocchi, A., Jirillo, R. (2003). "EMAS and its local diffusion". CORPORATE SOCIAL-RESPONSIBILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 10, 40-49 [10.1002/csr.24].

"EMAS and its local diffusion"

MARTUCCI, OLIMPIA;
2003-01-01

Abstract

Due to the growing awareness among enterprises of the relevance of ‘sustainable development’, applications of the Environmental Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) in Italy are expanding. With the second era of EMAS (EMAS II), this scheme will become a global instrument, enabling Italian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to master environmental challenges while improving their competitive position. This report intends to demonstrate that area and local agreements between local government units and research centres, such as universities or energy and environmental boards, can simplify and improve the diffusion of EMAS in the country. Reported examples of some small Italian municipalities that have applied EMAS are demonstrations of how government units can increase all citizens' quality of life while taking care of environmental aspects. Since 1993, the year of the first applications of Regulation 1836/93, local government units have understood the important role they can play in this subject. This work illustrates that the development of ISO and EMAS local applications must be based on government's local promotion aimed at encouraging enterprises to voluntarily adopt these instruments for environmental safeguard.
Martucci, O., Rocchi, A., Jirillo, R. (2003). "EMAS and its local diffusion". CORPORATE SOCIAL-RESPONSIBILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 10, 40-49 [10.1002/csr.24].
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