Depending on the industry, the portfolio and its specific production conditions, each company influences the environment in different ways. In order to be able to control and limit the most relevant influences, there are various laws in Germany that require compliance with environmental protection. These must be strictly adhered to in order to avoid penalties. Environmental regulations become increasingly stringent, especially in the process industry. The challenge for many companies is to keep track of the applicable requirements, to document them precisely and to audit them in order to comply with the law. Here, it is crucial to use a properly functioning environmental management system that supports compliance.