The EBA has an important role in supporting the European banking sector towards the objectives of transitioning to a more sustainable economy and mitigating risks stemming from climate change and broader environmental, social and governance factors.
The EBA implements the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) as part of its commitment to continuously improve its environmental performance and reduce its carbon footprint. The EBA annual environmental statement reflects the Authority's progress on these commitments.
The scope of EMAS is applicable to all the EBA’s activities and products. Its scope covers operational activities in Paris as well as core business activities and products carried out with a view to maintaining financial stability in the EU and safeguarding the integrity, efficiency and orderly functioning of the European banking sector.
The EBA is the 98th organisation registered with EMAS in France. In line with the Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), the EBA premises in Courbevoie are registered for 3 years (until 1 June 2025).