Short for "Eco-Management and Audit Scheme", also known as EU Eco-Audit or Eco-Audit. EMAS was developed by the EU and is a joint system of environmental management and environmental auditing for organisations that want to improve their environmental performance. EMAS is considered one of the so-called "New environmental policy instruments" (NEPI). The great strength of EMAS lies in the measurement and publication of the company's environmental impact in order to improve it in the sense of sustainable development. This works both in terms of pure environmental protection and from the point of view of improving eco-efficiency, which can, for example, increase economic and ecological performance by reducing superfluous material flows (eco-efficiency).
The glossary is a monumental achievement and one of the most important contributions to wine knowledge. Of all the encyclopaedias I use on the subject of wine, it is by far the most important. That was the case ten years ago and it hasn't changed since.Andreas Essl