Factsheet: Environmental Management Law

Environmental Management Law

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Environmental Management Law
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Umweltmanagementgesetz (EMAS-Verordnung)
Description: 
The regulation provides the framework for a voluntary participation in environmental management programmes and labelling. The EMAS -directive needs for its national application certification bodies. The UMG provides the national legal framework for the implementation oft the EMAS III Directive and the establishment of independent environmental auditors and consultants.
Goal/Aim: 
provide the framework for a voluntary participation in environmental management programmes and labelling
Responsible Authority: 
Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW)

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2001
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2013