Also known as the Community Eco-Management and Audit Scheme [EMAS], primarily aims for the promotion and implementation of environmental management systems to various organizations of different sectors in order to further improve the environmental performances of vital sectors in the European Region (Europa. eu 1).
This policy encourages different businesses and private firms to at least adopt an environment policy that would improve their environment performance and awareness. This environment regulation from the European Commission also provide enough room for the fulfillment of various organization’s Corporate Social Responsibilities since it is also included in CSR the field of environmental preservation and sustainable use of natural resources.
With the improvement of the environment performances of various organizations in the European Union, there is a large possibility that the said region would be able to reach its goal in minimizing the effects of pollution and other negative factors that deteriorates the environment. Furthermore, there is a corresponding sanction for those organization that fails to uphold the requirements of EMAS from the environmental verifiers and more likely for them not to have any chance to renew their membership to EMAS the next period.
In this regard, with the success of the European Commission to tap the attention of various organizations of European Union’s member countries only suggests that environmental regulations of the European Union does not only concentrate on one sector to another nor on one industry to another but on all the entire segments of the European Region that have connection to the preservation of the region’s environment for sustainable use. Sixth Environment Action Program
The European Union’s Sixth Environment Action Program primarily focuses on setting objectives for the European Member countries must fulfill in the next 10 years since 2001. The Sixth Environment Action Program pinpoints various issues concerning the environment that needs immediate attention from the authorities. One of the environment issues that the European Commission included on the Sixth Environment Action Program was the reduction of carbon emissions on Europe.
This objective gave way for the European Union to support and agreed on the Kyoto Protocol which encourages countries around the globe to reduce carbon emissions on their respective countries. Furthermore, the long term goal of the Sixth Environment Action Program of the European Union will be the reduction of carbon emission ranging from 20- 40 percent by the end of 2020. The Sixth Environment Action Program also tackles the issue concerning nature and wildlife protection as well as the preservation of natural resources and waste management.
In order to meet these objectives of the Sixth Environment Action Program, the European Commission plans to make partnership with private institutions by encouraging businesses and private firms to uphold wider the Union’s Eco-Management and Audit Scheme [EMAS] as well as the introduction of company environmental reward schemes that would attract the private sector to care more about the condition of the environment in exchange for some tangible and intangible awards.
Intensification of information dissemination to every citizen is also part of the Sixth Environment Action Program which aims for arouse the environmental awareness of the public and empowering the environment performance of every citizen of the European Union which at the end of the day expects to contribute much on the success of this program.
Moreover, the Sixth Environmental Action Program of the European Union covers the Seven Thematic Strategies that modernizes the policy making process as well as widening the strategic approach of the European Union. It covers various fields of the member countries of the European Union like soil, pesticides, and natural resources to name a few. At the end of the day, the success of European Union’s Sixth Environment Action Program can only be seen at the end of 2010.