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
- Publish a full list of suppliers, as well as the regions where they are located.
- Sign on to the Next Generation for Viscose and 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.
- 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
The company has shown leadership, as:
- Kelheim adopted a Wood and Pulp Sourcing Policy in 2019, and published its first CanopyStyle Audit in early 2020.
- The company has supported conservation solutions and the ForestMapper tool.
- Kelheim is also investing in the research and development of Next Generation fibre solutions, and has increased its FSC mixed fibre inputs.
Number of viscose, lyocell and dissolving pulp mills + location and production volumes
Kelheim owns one mill in Kelheim, Germany.
Capacity is 90 000 tonnes.
They produce viscose fibres out of a variety of tree species, such as fir, maple, acacia, birch, eucalyptus, beech, pines, spruce, ash, and poplar.