ERBUD and its daughter company ONDE have been entered into the EMAS register, after undergoing a meticulous verification carried out by the organisation issuing the certificate. Registration in the EMAS eco-management and audit system is currently the most prestigious EU award in the field of ecology.
EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) is the most restrictive environmental management standard in the European Union. The presence in the EMAS system means that ERBUD and ONDE comply with environmental standards at the highest level and have implemented an effective management system in accordance with the requirements of the organisation and have prepared an environmental declaration. Currently, only a few dozen companies in Poland have the EMAS certificate.
“Preparation for certification and subsequent implementation of the declared activities is actually just sorting out and auditing what we have always done. Care for the environment and the well-being of employees, as well as sustainable development, are in our DNA. Nevertheless, the objective verification of an independent environmental auditor is a reason for great satisfaction for us and proof that our activities meet the highest standards on a European scale,” emphasises Dariusz Grzeszczak, Chairman of ERBUD S.A. “But we do not rest on our laurels, we want to keep improving as an organisation and remain one of the leaders of the green transformation.”
ERBUD's ambitious climate strategy is directly related to the implementation of the European Green Deal.
“Procedures, documents and policies are of course important in an entity of such a scale as the ERBUD Group. However, we want to participate in pro-environmental changes in a much more tangible way. One of the Group's companies is ONDE, a leading contractor on the RES market. So far, it has completed over 400 RES projects with a total capacity exceeding 4 GW. ERBUD Industry modernises flue gas desulphurisation and purification systems in power plants and combined heat and power plants. In Poland, we are installing the first highly energy-efficient electrode boilers,” lists Grzeszczak.
“Our largest project is also a contribution to the ecological transformation of the construction industry. Our wooden modular buildings production facility not only uses renewable raw material, but also allows for a significant reduction of CO2 emissions, especially in comparison with traditional methods used in construction,” adds Jacek Leczkowski, Vice-Chairman of ERBUD responsible for the area of health, safety and environment.
The Eco-Management and Audit Scheme operates on the basis of Regulation (EC) No. 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS). The entry in the EMAS register is made by the General Director for Environmental Protection. The entry of ERBUD and ONDE has been confirmed in the Polish register at https://www.gov.pl/web/gdos/rejestr-emas and by the European Commission at https://ec.europa.eu/environment/emas/emas_registrations/register_en. htm.
EMAS is addressed to all types of organisations interested in implementing comprehensive solutions in the field of environmental protection, both representatives of companies and non-commercial institutions. It is a useful tool for creating a culture of sustainable development and effective management of available resources and energy in organisations. The requirements of the EMAS eco-management and audit system provide guidelines by which organisations organise their obligations in the field of environmental protection, optimise incurred costs, and effectively manage energy and resources.