EMAS at KÖVET
The ‘EMAS Easy’ capacity-building project was started in Hungary in March 2005, to show Hungarian SMEs a simpler way to achieve EMAS. The programme lasted until Spring 2006 and, with Belgian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian and Polish partners, a total of 57 SMEs took part in EMAS implementation. Ten Hungarian and one Romanian companies participated in the Hungarian EMAS Easy project, including the project coordinator, KÖVET-INEM Hungária (Hungarian Association for Environmentally Aware Management). Ultimately, four SMEs achieved registration – KÖVET (the coordinating association), Crew Print (a print shop), Waterworks of Kaposvár (sewage plant) and Premed-Pharma (medical services and trade). (The system was also implemented in the other seven companies, but they did not want to spend money on the external audit.) The registrations demonstrated that the EMAS Easy method was practical for implementing EMAS in SMEs.