KRAIBURG Austria Awarded EMAS Certificate

Retreading specialist KRAIBURG Austria was officially awarded the EMAS certificate at the end of September. Gerold Schachner, Ecology Manager at KRAIBURG, received the certificate at an environment management conference in Vienna. It was presented by 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,” Gerold Schachner comments. 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,” Johann Kammerstetter, the man responsible for quality and environmental management at KRAIBURG Austria adds.