Messe Frankfurt has announced that it has passed the European Union’s Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).  

The certificate was officially presented on 23 November to Wolfgang Marzin, President and CEO of Messe Frankfurt, by Melanie Nolte, Vice President of the Frankfurt Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Following its EMAS validation, the company has affirmed its commitment to continually improving its environmental performance. 

The environmental management system (EMAS), which was developed by the European Union, sees companies committing to recording all of their environmental aspects and conforming with all environmental laws. To meet these requirements, the group drew up an environmental policy and set ambitious environmental targets – including a target to be climate-neutral at its Frankfurt base by 2040 at the latest. 

“Last year, Messe Frankfurt decided of its own accord to introduce an environmental management system in accordance with the EMAS Regulation,” said Marzin. “This means that we now have an internationally recognised instrument with which we can optimise our ecological sustainability target architecture and demonstrate our progress in a consistently transparent and measurable way. In this way, we can take the next verifiable steps to reaching our ambitious environment-related corporate objectives by 2040 and can usher in the transformation towards a sustainable trade fair sector.”  

Nolte added: “The Frankfurt Chamber of Industry and Commerce has been accompanying companies through the EMAS certification process for many years. We are particularly delighted that a renowned company like Messe Frankfurt, which has always played such a central role in Frankfurt life, has now been awarded this environmental certificate and is demonstrating its future viability to impressive effect.” 

The environmental management system applies to Messe Frankfurt, together with Messe Frankfurt Exhibition, Messe Frankfurt Venue, as well as the company’s subsidiaries Messe Frankfurt Medien und Service and Accente Gastronomie Service – all of which are based on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds.