KRAIBURG Austria Awarded EMAS Certificate


KRAIBURG Austria was officially awarded an EMAS certificate at the end of September.

Environmental Certification for Kraiburg

Gerold Schachner, Ecology Manager at KRAIBURG, received the certificate at an environment management conference in Vienna from Chris­tian Holzer, Head of the Environment and Recycling Section, representing Austria’s Minister for Environmental Protection, Leonore Gewessler.

With the European environment management system EMAS (Eco Management and Audit Scheme) which has been in existence for more than 25 years, com­panies are qualified to save resources intelligently and implement central en­vironmental aspects legally and transparently.

“For us, the EMAS certification is a first milestone in the implementation of our new environment strategy,” Schachner commented. “The overriding goal to improve our environmental performance is based here on the premise ‘eliminate – reduce – compensate.’ The focus here is on both the consump­tion of energy, raw materials and resources and the avoidance or reduction of emissions and waste.”

“We take our staff on board with specific basic and further training possibilities which aim at consolidating sustainable though and action in our company,” added Johann Kammerstetter, the man responsible for quality and environmental management at KRAIBURG Austria.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


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