Environmental Verifier Day 2019

10. October 2019 in Sofia, Beginn: 10:30

VNU e.V. Quelle: BIBB

Environmental Management Systems in transition

An event for environmental verifiers, certifiers and users

The environmental verifier day will be hosted by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) in Bonn. This is the competence centre for the further development of initial and continuing vocational education and training. Its tasks include future tasks and the promotion of innovations in vocational education and training. BIBB also develops practical solutions for the vocational education and training landscape.

BIBB introduced and validated the EMAS environmental management system in 2009. The award of the "Büro & Umwelt 2018" competition, which B.A.U.M. e.V. presented to BIBB on 29 January 2019, is a special tribute.

Our offer consists of experience reports and new information. In two discussion rounds and the breaks, we will give you the opportunity to ask questions and exchange ideas. The programme will be further concretized on an ongoing basis.


Programme-Download (DE)

10:00 h

Sandra Dücker, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training BIBB
Bettina Heimer, Vice President of VNU e. V.

10:15 h
EMAS at BIBB - Experience from 10 years of application

Sandra Dücker
Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training BIBB
Environmental representative

11:00 h
Implementation of the (new) EMAS Annexes I to IV
Practical examples and experiences from the point of view of an environmental verifier

Raphael Artischewski
Managing director, environmental verifier DE-V-0005

11:30 h
EMAS reference documents and their differences from BAT(C) documents
German EMAS Advisory Board, Stakeholders from the EMAS Working Group Reference Documents

Mario Lodigiani
German EMAS Advisory Board, Berlin

12:00 h
Report of the DAU GmbH on the status of environmental verifiers

Dr. Markus Racke
DAU - Deutsche Akkreditierungs- und Zulassungsgesellschaft für Umweltgutachter mbH, Bonn
Managing director

12:30 h
Lunch Break

13:30 h - parallel Workshops

You will receive a separate registration for the workshops later in order to be able to plan the number of participants and the locations. In two sessions lasting approx. 40 minutes, impulse lectures (2-3 minutes) will introduce the topics and all participants are welcome to attend an active discussion.

(WS 01) EMAS and sustainability
Discussion about the potential of EMAS as a sustainability management system

Bettina Heimer (VNU)

Study on the link between EMAS and DNK (UGA, E. Zippel)
Implementation of EMAS and DNK in an organisation (GIZ, M. Klingler)

(WS 02) Entwicklung des Berufsbilds der Umweltgutachter/innen
Development of the professional profile of environmental verifiers

tbc (VNU)

Needs analysis for the profession of environmental verifier (DAU GmbH, Dr. M. Racke)
experience report from practice (CORE Umweltgutachter GmbH, R. Artischewski)

(WS 03) EMAS and climate protection
Discussion about the potential of EMAS as a climate protection management system

Helmar Pflock (VNU)

EMAS and climate protection in an organisational group (FRAPORT AG, Dr. P. Neumann-Opitz)
Instruments of climate protection and experiences with their suitability / effectiveness

(WS 04) New requirements for biogas plants according to TRAS 120
Discussion and experiences on implementation

Lennart Schleicher (VNU)

Presentation of the requirements of the TRAS 120 (OmniCert Umweltgutachter GmbH,  V. Aschmann)

15:00 h

15:30 h
Energy management according ISO 50001:2018
Practical experience about the implementation in a company

Thomas Doll
RUCH NOVAPLAST GmbH + Co. KG, Oberkirch
Technical management

16:10 h
Report on the implementation of the Commercial Waste Ordinance

Anne-Karin Walter
Hessian Ministry for the Environment, Climate Protection, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Wiesbaden, Referat II 2
„Waste facilities and monitoring of waste disposal“

16:50 h
wrap up and goodbye

Registration information

Registration form (DE)

We are pleased about your interest and ask you to send the registration form to the VNU office (vnu@vnu-ev.de).

If you register by 3 September 2019, you will receive an early bird discount of 50.00 EUR (net). Members of the VNU can also take part in this event at a reduced fee.

Membership is possible as an individual or for corporates. You can test both forms of membership as a 12-month trial membership with all the advantages and services of the association. New members profit immediately from the reduced participation fees. You can find more information in the VNU profile and at " Become a member".