ENKA (viscose filament yarn)

Obernburg, Germany


Completion of CanopyStyle Third Party Verification Audits

Undertaking Annual Audits

Audits Public and Results Acted On

Audit risk results

Contribution to Conservation Legacies

A&E promotion

Public Collaborative Leadership

Influences Decision Makers

Legislated protection


Innovation via New Alternative Fibers


R&D Investments

Scaling to commercial products


Targets & timelines


Aggressively increasing commercial scale


Adoption of Robust Forest Sourcing Policy

Policy adoption

Policy meets all CanopyStyle criteria

Traceability & Transparency

COC & supplier list completed

Track & trace system in place

Public sharing of supplier list

Forest of origin is public and mapped

Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts & Sustainable Sourcing

Producer Is Proactive

FSC preference

Forest Mapper support

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

Risk is known and no action is taken


Initial action taken to adress risk


Sourcing risk has been resolved



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Risk of sourcing from Ancient & Endangered forests

ENKA is a viscose filament yarn producer that has completed and publicly release the results of its CanopyStyle Audit in 2018, which confirmed that the risk of sourcing wood from Ancient and Endangered Forests or other controversial sources is currently low.

Key Improvements Required

  • To prioritize the development of products that meet or surpass the current market expectation for viscose and filament yarn products containing at least 50% Next Generation raw material input.
  • Use ForestMapper to ensure future expansion plans and ventures are not located in Ancient and Endangered Forests.

Areas where the company is showing leadership

ENKA has demonstrated valuable leadership in:

  • Proactively engaging with Canopy to join the CanopyStyle initiative. The company has taken meaningful actions to support various conservation solutions in Ancient and Endangered Forests. 
  • Acquiring FSC CoC certification for its facility and increasing the volume of FSC COC certified fibre to 100% in a shorter time frame than expected.
  • Engaging in dialogue, developing partnerships and testing new innovative materials with next generation partners.
  • Piloting the new ZDHC (Roadmap to Zero Programme) wastewater guidelines.
  • Obtaining the gold level Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certification for material health.

Number of viscose, lyocell and dissolving pulp mills + location and production volumes

The production and central warehouse of ENKA are located in Industrie center Obernburg. An additional textile treatment plant is located in Gorzow, Poland.  Capacity 8 000 tonnes.

ENKA produces viscose filament yarn.

ENKA uses only softwood tree species including spruce and pine.