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Gold rating for Kelheim Fibres

Company achieved top scores in the environment area.

15th October 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  New York


Kelheim Fibres has been awarded gold in a CSR (corporate social responsibility) rating by Paris and New York-headquartered EcoVadis, scoring among the top 3% of all companies evaluated.

Since its founding in 2007, EcoVadis has grown to become the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, creating a global network of more than 75,000 rated companies.

Kelheim’s rating was well above average in all four individual areas –environment, labour and human rights, ethics, sustainable procurement – but the company achieved absolute top scores in the environment area in particular.

“We create plant-based speciality fibres that enable healthy lifestyles while helping to preserve our environment for future generations,” said Craig Barker, CEO at Kelheim Fibres. “Environmentally friendly production and our overall environmental, social and ethical performance is the measure of how seriously we take our own aspirations.

“We don’t want to rest on our gold medal – as always, when we face an assessment like EcoVadis, we welcome any suggestions for improvement.

The German company is also the first viscose fibre producer worldwide with a certified EMAS environmental management system and ranked highly in the Canadian NGO Canopy’s Hot Button Report for sustainable wood and pulp sourcing.


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