We call it ‘EMAS’. The EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is, says the Commission’s website, a management tool for companies and other organisations to evaluate, report and improve their environmental performance. The scheme has been available for participation by companies since 1995 and was originally restricted to companies in industrial sectors. Since 2001 EMAS has been open to all economic sectors including public and private services. The European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions are fully signed-up volunteers for the EMAS scheme. This afternoon we had a meeting of our joint EMAS steering commitee (jointly chaired by the two SGs). Basically, we have committed ourselves to an incremental process of ‘greening’ our institutions, constantly enhancing our environmental credentials, and each meeting of the steering committee pushes us a little bit further forward. The ultimate prize is use of the logo by the Committees but, obviously, everybody is a winner with such a scheme.