An environmental management system designed for the use of SMEs and events
The EcoCompass certificate demonstrates a commitment to continuously improving and complying with the 10 criteria of EcoCompass.
EcoCompass is based both on the respective Nordic environmental management systems and on international standards on environmental management:
Webpages of EMAS provide a comparison between EcoCompass and EMAS. The comparison shows the similarities and differences between the two systems with the result “Relation to EMAS: Very close”. The EMAS system is based on an EU regulation and it consists of an environmental system according to the ISO 14001 standard and of an environmental report.
Special features of the EcoCompass are focusing on concrete measures, ready-to-be-used tools and personal support by an EcoCompass adviser in the implementation process.
EcoCompass is owned and managed by the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation, which is the largest and oldest environmental NGO in Finland. The cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen, as well as the Finnish Olympic Committee and the Finnish Ministry for Education and Culture have played an important role in history of the certificate.