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The Environmental Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a voluntary tool of the European Union created for an organization to help assess, in particular and improve their environmental performance. In the face of increasing environmental responsibility from the market and customers, organizations benefit from reducing the negative environmental impacts resulting from their activities. Excellent environmental performance is essential for a commercial guarantee, while environmental performance becomes a disadvantage. As environmental problems are complex and growing in number, they must be driven by new requirements. In this paper, we want to highlight the benefits resulting from the introduction of an environmental management system in the Slovak Republic. The implementation of the system not only leads to environmental protection, but environmental verifiers also record other positive impacts not only from an environmental point of view, also from a social point of view.

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environmental management and audit, EMAS, EMS, environmental policy tool


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