30th November 2012 – The European Commission has announced the winners of this year’s European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme Awards.

The six winning organisations showed excellence in respecting and safeguarding the environment, and in applying innovative solutions to improve their water management. The awards were handed out at a ceremony in Brussels last night.

Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik said: “Water is a precious resource, and it needs better care. So I am very happy to congratulate all the EMAS Award winners for managing water issues in their organisations with such impressive results. With these awards the European Commission recognises their outstanding environmental performance in this field. Keep up the good work!”

This year’s winners, selected from among 27 entries, are: Abwasserverband Anzbach Laabental (Austria), Riechey Freizeitanlagen GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), Neumarkter Lammsbräu Gebr. Ehrnsperger e. K. (Germany), Lafarge Cement (United Kingdom), Comune di Tavarnelle Val di Pesa (Italy), Bristol City Council (United Kingdom).


Source: European Commission press release, 30/11/2012