Eco-Management and Audit Scheme

The Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a voluntary EU initiative designed to improve your company's environmental performance.  EMAS acknowledges organizations that improve their environmental performance on a continuous basis.

What is EMAS?

To achieve EMAS, organizations need to be legally compliant, run an environmental management system and report on their environmental performance through the publication of an independently verified (by a third party like BSI) environmental statement. 

EMAS participation is available to any organization with environmental impacts, no matter how large or small and regardless of the activity undertaken, and can cover multiple sites within a single EU country.

We can verify you

If you are located in the EU, we can help you toward the registration of your EMAS statement through our verification and validation services.

We are independently accredited by UKAS (the UK accreditation body for EMAS) to deliver EMAS verification and will:

  • verify that your company meets the requirements of the EMAS regulation
  • validate your environmental statement
  • assess the environmental management system and internal audit program, whether or not a registration to ISO 14001 is in place

Verification ensures that the environmental statement that is intended to be made publicly available is an accurate and fair presentation of your organization's 


Once your environmental statement has been verified, you will be able to register with the EMAS National Competent Body, a list of which can be found on the europa website.

Associate Consultant Program

Get the additional support and advice you need to become certified with our Associate Consultant Program. We can connect you with over 200 UK members who offer specialist consultancy services independent of BSI. 

How to get certified to ISO/IEC 20000-1

  1. ISO/IEC 2000-1 Service Management system certification should be hassle-free. You’ll be appointed a BSI Client Manager, a trusted expert with relevant industry experience to your business, who can guide you through the process.

    The steps to ISO/IEC 20000-1 certification:

    1. ISO/IEC 20000-1 gap analysis

    An optional service which takes place before your assessment visits. We’ll take a closer look at your existing information security management system and compare it with the requirements of the ISO/IEC 20000-1 standard. It’s a really cost effective way to check if there are any areas you need to work on before we carry out a formal assessment.

    2. Formal assessment

    A two-stage process. First your BSI Client Manager will review your organization’s readiness for assessment by checking if the necessary ISO/IEC 20000-1 procedures and controls have been developed in your organization. We will share the details of our findings with you so that if we find gaps, you can close them. Next, if all the requirements are in place, we’ll assess the implementation of the procedures and controls within your organization to make sure that they are working effectively as required for certification of ISO/IEC 20000-1. 

    3. Certification and beyond

    When you achieve certification you’ll receive your BSI ISO/IEC 20000-1 certificate which is valid for three years. Your BSI Client Manager will visit you regularly to make sure your system doesn’t just remain compliant, but it continually improves and adds value to your organization.