Key Improvements Required
The expectation is that ENKA will continue to progress in the areas identified for improvement within the CanopyStyle Audit. This includes:
- Promoting FSC certification and developing a strategic plan to increase FSC certified sourcing. The company is expected to set clear targets and timelines to increase FSC intake over time, with a focus on FSC 100% to build the FSC demand;
- Contributing to conservation solutions in key landscapes of Ancient and Endangered Forests.
Given the sector growth projections, ENKA should proactively screen any future ventures and new supply against the ForestMapper and aggressively build next generation solutions into their fiber projections for the coming years.
Areas where the company is showing leadership
ENKA has demonstrating valuable leadership in proactively outreaching with Canopy to join the CanopyStyle initiative. In just over one year, the company has formalized a Forest Sourcing Policy with Canopy, undergone the verification audit and released the industry leading results publicly. Recently, ENKA inserted a commitment towards the research, development and promotion of alternative fibers into the company’s forest sourcing policy and strategic planning. The company is also taking meaningful actions to support conservation solutions in Ancient and Endangered Forests.
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.