ENKA

Viscose filament yarn

Obernburg, Germany

28
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LR
shim
Low Risk

1. Completion of CanopyStyle Third Party Verification Audits

1.1 Undertaking Annual Audits

1.2 Audits Public and Results Acted On

1.3 Audit Risk Results

2. Contribution to Conservation Legacies

2.1 Public support web/panels

2.2 International conservation

2.3 Influences Decision Makers

2.4 Legislated Protection

2.5 Extra Respon­sibilities

3. Innovation via New Alternative Fibers

3.1 Partnerships

3.2 R&D Investments

3.3 Scaling to Commercial Products

3.4 Targets & Timelines

3.5 10% of pulp is NG

3.6 Contributing to Collective Goal

3.7 Aggressively Increasing Commercial Scale

4. Adoption of Robust Forest Sourcing Policy

4.1 Policy Adoption

4.2 Policy Meets All CanopyStyle Criteria

5. Traceability, Transparency, and Sustainable Sourcing

5.1 Track & Trace System In-Place

5.2 Public Sharing of Supplier List

5.3 Conducts Due Diligence

6. Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts

6.1 Proactive outreach/ Inspires Leadership

6.2 FSC Preference

6.3 Forest Mapper Support

6.4 Using the Dissolving Pulp Mill Classification

7. Associated with High Risk of Sourcing from Ancient & Endangered Forests and other Controversial Sources

7.1 Risk is Known

Total:

Buttons 28

Sustainable Chemical Management

PARTICIPATION IN ZDHC: The company is an active participant in ZDHC, where all of their viscose and modal facilities have joined the ZDHC Supplier Platform and have access to the MMCF Module.

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CHEMICAL RECOVERY: All of the company’s MMCF viscose and modal facilities have reached at least the Progressive level in their chemical recovery parameters and limit value, according to Chapter 1: ZDHC MMCF Responsible Fibre Production Guidelines V2.2 (Evaluation will start in 2024)

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WASTEWATER: All of the company’s MMCF viscose and modal facilities have reached at least the Progressive level in their wastewater discharge parameters and limit values, according to Chapter 2: ZDHC MMCF Wastewater Guidelines V2.2 (Evaluation will start in 2024)

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AIR EMISSIONS: All of the company’s viscose and modal facilities have reached at least the Progressive level in their hazardous chemicals’ air emissions parameters and limit values, according to Chapter 3: ZDHC MMCF Air Emissions Guidelines V2.2 (Evaluation will start in 2024)

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Total:

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Risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests

Low Risk

According to the findings of its second CanopyStyle Audit, ENKA continues to be at low risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests and other controversial sources.

Key Improvements Required

  • Accelerate the use of Next Generation fibre in order to meet or exceed the aspirational targets outlined in the Next Generation Vision for Viscose: 50% by 2030.
  • Prioritize the integration and sourcing of Next Generation Solution technologies and feedstocks for future expansion plans and new suppliers.
  • Continue to use ForestMapper and complementary guidance documents such as the Dissolving Pulp Mill Classification to ensure no sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests.
  • Where virgin fibres are unavoidable, and they are not coming from key priority Ancient and Endangered Forests, procure higher volumes of FSC 100% certified inputs from sources that have achieved FSC Forest Management certification on the ground.

Areas where the company is showing leadership

ENKA has shown leadership by maintaining its partially dark green shirt in 2023.

Sourcing:

  • Has a low-risk supply chain, confirmed through audit.
  • Uses only FSC Mix fibre inputs, which is industry leading.

Conservation:

  • Supported the call for implementing protection of at least 30% of the world’s Ancient and Endangered forests by 2030, in a follow-up letter from MMCF producers to countries that are party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
  • Demonstrated an awareness of the status of Ancient and Endangered Forests in the countries from which they source, and efforts to protect them.

Next Generation Solutions: 

  • Working with Next Generation partners on spinning trials to find solutions suitable to continuous viscose filament yarn.

Number of man-made cellulosic fibre and dissolving pulp mills + location and production volumes

The production and central warehouse of ENKA are located in Obernburg, Bavaria, Germany. An additional textile treatment plant is located in Gorzow, Lubuskie, Poland.

ENKA produces viscose filament yarn at a capacity of 8 000 tonnes.