The European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR), 2006

EU Upcoming

The Register was established on the basis of the European PRTR Regulation 166/2006/EC, which came info force in February 2006. The regulation incorporated the provisions of the UN-ECE Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Register under the Aarhus Convention, which was adopted at the Ministerial Conference ‘Environment for Europe’ in Kiev in May 2003 and ratified for the European Union by Council Decision 2006/61/EC. It requires operators of facilities undertaking activites specified in Annex 1 to report on emissions and specific substances.


General sustainability/ESG/non-financial

Industry sectors covered by the instrument

All/none specified

Organizations covered by the instrument

Type of instrument


Mandatory or voluntary

The geographical scope

International/regional (eg. EU)

Project Partners