OCT 98] STRATFORD ON AVON DISTRICT COUNCIL PRESS RELEASE
EMAS Success Again For Stratford
District Council have successfully re-registered under EMAS (Eco Management and Audit
Scheme). The District Council is just one of two Councils with EMAS registration and the
only council to be registered for all services and the only council to have registered for
a second time.
EMAS is a European Union Scheme which is designed to help
organisations manage it's environmental impacts. It includes a commitment to improve
environmental performance year on year. During 1997/98 Stratford District Council achieved
72 new actions under EMAS and since joining EMAS, in March 1996, the District Council has
achieved 198 new environmental actions.
Some of the recent achievements under EMAS include:
Setting up the Warwickshire Energy Efficiency Advice Centre
Setting up a staff transport group
Promoting Green Commuter Plans across the District
Improving air quality monitoring
Promoting Global Action Plan - such as supporting the
Greener Living Show on Saturday 17 October in Stratford.
"Stratford District Council has been recognised by
this award as being a national leader in environmental management assessment, which is a
marvellous achievement. The staff have worked extremely hard to achieve this
accreditation", says Councillor Susan Juned, Leader of Stratford District Council.
Mark Lepkowski, Press Officer 01789 260104