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Eurofound environmental policy

Eurofound is committed to environmental management and improvement and to sustainable development. To this end, the Agency has implemented the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) which is the most credible and robust environmental management tool available.

EMAS logoThis aligns well with the organisation’s principles and objectives, namely the improvement of living and working conditions.

EMAS includes all the requirements of ISO 14001 and provides additional benefits by ensuring the involvement of employees, requiring compliance with all legislation and publication of environmental performance metrics based on a standard set of indicators.


Eurofound achieved its initial audit and verification in Q4 2022. Eurofound’s commitment to environmental improvement and sustainability will be continuously evaluated and the following achievements and processes will provide evidence of Eurofound’s enduring commitment and performance:

  • Establishment of the Eurofound Sustainability Steering Committee
  • Procurement and installation of new gas boilers with much improved efficiency and lower gas use and air emissions
  • Electric car charging stations in the car park
  • Replacement of fluorescent tubes with LED lighting
  • Green Public Procurement initiative
  • Environmental communications processes
  • Monitoring of environmental indicators including gas use, electricity use, paper use, air travel, waste generated, collection and disposal routes
  • Recruitment
  • ICT (donation of old equipment, digital options for meetings, internal information)
  • Digital First initiative
  • EMAS implementation and maintenance

We at Eurofound are committed to improving the environmental performance of the organisation and providing leadership to other organisations in environmental management and sustainability. This is becoming closely linked to the future living and working conditions of people in Europe and elsewhere, which remains our key focus.


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