The producer is addressing the pollution originated by the chemical substances used during the MMCF production process. It has joined a credible initiative that advances solutions on chemical management. (worth 2 points)
The producer is implementing, for all of its sites, pollution control technologies to limit their impact, developing an approach for the recovery of substances used or generated during the production of MMCF.
ZDHC Responsible Fibre Production Guidelines ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines (evaluated in 2020, worth 3 points) ZDHC Air Emissions Guidelines
Key Improvements Required
- Accelerate the use of Next Generation Fibre Solutions in order to meet or exceed the aspirational targets outlined in the Vision: 20% by 2021, and 50% by 2030.
- Prioritize the integration and sourcing of Next Generation Solution technologies and feedstocks for future expansion plans and new suppliers. At a minimum, continue to use ForestMapper and complementary guidance documents such as the advice note of Ancient and Endangered Forests and the Dissolving Pulp Classification to ensure no sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests.
- Make arrangements for the commencement of a second CanopyStyle Audit in 2021.
- Where virgin fibres are used 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 demonstrated valuable leadership in:
- Shifting to the use of only FSC mixed fibre inputs. Developing partnerships and testing new innovative materials with Next Generation partners.
- The company has supported conservation solutions and the ForestMapper tool.
- ENKA is also investing in the research and development of Next Generation and signed on to the Next Generation Vision for Viscose
Number of viscose, lyocell and dissolving pulp mills + location and production volumes
The production and central warehouse of ENKA are located in Obernburg, Germany. An additional textile treatment plant is located in Gorzow, Poland.
ENKA produces viscose filament yarn at a capacity of 8 000 tonnes.
ENKA uses softwood tree species including spruce and pine.