We created a series of infographic posters in order to explain in a simple, visual way the work developed at the European Commission and more specifically at the IPTS.

The topic covered on this particular poster goes over Best Environmental Management Practices.
The objectives of the infographic are:

  • To raise awareness of the Best Practice Reports and their contents.
  • To interest audience in best practices and to interest them on how they can be useful to them.
  • To flag what further information they can find and where.

The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) is one of the seven scientific institutes of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). IPTS promotes and facilitates a better understanding of the links between technology, economy and society. Its mission is to provide customer-driven support to the EU policy-making process by developing science-based responses to policy challenges that have both a socio-economic as well as a scientific/ technological dimension.

IPTS is developing a series of guidance documents intended to assist professionals in a particular economic or industrial sector improve the environmental performance of their organizations. These Best Practice Reports are developed in partnership with experts from the industry concerned and describe best practice in environmental management for the sector.

The Best Practice reports present a collection of “Best Environmental Management Practices” (or BEMPs), i.e. a description of state‐of‐the‐art techniques which are already in use by some industry professionals who are best environmental performers in that area. These could be, for instance, techniques to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste or consume less water. The description of the technique is designed to help other professionals in the industry put it into practice themselves, if it is adapted to their own situation. In addition, the documents also propose a range of metrics to monitor and improve environmental performance: these are “Environmental Performance Indicators” linked to particular BEMPs. Finally for practitioners who are aiming for top performance, the documents also suggest.