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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/53/S21.059

IMPROVEMENT OF LIVING ENVIRONMENT THROUGH EMAS IMPLEMENTATION

K. Teplicka, E. Augustinova, H. Pavolova, Z. Simkova, A. Dolinayova
Wednesday 13 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-10-2 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 53, 471-478 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/53/S21.059

ABSTRACT

Permanent improvement in the companies is reflecting also in area of living environment, mainly in area of waste management. Improving of business processes and looking for possibility how to avoid waste rising, how to limit their rising in the companies and in production activities, how to use technologies, saving natural sources, decreasing negative impacts to the living environment, recovering waste by recycling and reuse, and how to produce products, not creating waste for the client. All of the mentioned is goal of the activity improving in area of waste economy in the companies. In this paper we describe EMAS system and his implementation in company. We use economic analysis, market research and comparison analysis. We will present advantages and disadvantages of EMAS for waste management in company. EMAS is profitable instrument for companies of WASTE sector and the most companies of this area have EMAS implemented. In this paper we describe general process of EMAS implementation and costs of certification. In Slovakia are registered four companies in EMAS and we consider it as unsatisfactory. Certification of EMAS has decreasing trend for organizations. This problem is needed solve in future in Slovakia. EMAS is very important instrument for small companies because costs of certification are low and environmental strategy is orientated protection of living environment.

Keywords: protection, waste economy, ecosystem, effectiveness, living environment