The EMAS European environmental standard measures a company’s environmental impact. This includes the impact arising from loans or insurance services.
The EMAS standard is based on ISO 14001, but includes additional requirements. For example, indirect environmental aspects are included in the environmental assessment. Points such as the environmental impact of granting loans, insurance services, administrative decisions and planning are considered, particularly for service providers.
EMAS standards also partly use terms other than ISO 14001. An additional requirement is the obligation to draw up an environmental report allowing information to be released to the public on the environmental impact and environmental performance of the organization along with their continuing improvements.