EMAS is the acronym for the European Community's Eco-Management and Audit Scheme. The purpose of the scheme is to promote continual improvements in the environmental performance of organisations by:
The establishment and implementation of environmental management systems by organisations;
The systematic, objective and periodic evaluation of the performance of such systems by a third-party;
The provision of information on environmental performance and an open dialogue with the public and other interested parties; and
The active involvement of employees in the implementation of EMAS in their organisation.
Participation in EMAS is voluntary. Novartis Ringaskiddy Limited has participated in the scheme since 1996 and a number of the company’s more recent Environmental Statements are available through this webpage. Further information can be obtained through the contact details in these documents.