Vaude received a certificate for Eco-Management and Audit Scheme, EMAS, introduced by the European Union. EMAS requires that not only the products, but also the entire company be monitored to check its fitness in terms of environmental performance. Antje von Dewitz, the company’s future managing director, stated that independent environmental monitors also check from time to time to which extent Vaude has fulfilled its own voluntarily given forecast. Vaude plans for example to implement the Bluesign standard for its entire collection instead of only selected products as has been the case so far.