The manufacturer of viscose specialty fibers Kelheim Fibres GmbH, Kelheim/Germany, has become the 1st viscose fiber manufacturer worldwide to receive the “Eco Management and Audit Scheme” (EMAS) certification. This is a standardized eco-management certification system developed by the European Union.
EMAS includes the globally applicable ISO 14001 standard and goes beyond its requirements by demanding more transparency and continuous improvement. Certified companies report in their annual EMAS Environmental Statement on their environmental goals and their progress in meeting them.
In contrast to the EU Ecolabel and similar certifications, EMAS does not apply to individual products or services, but certifies the complete environmental performance of the company. This benefits not only the protection of the environment and climate, but also the improvement of a company’s eco-efficiency.