AustroCel Hallein GmbH.

Certified B Corporation

Salzburg, Austria

Certified Since

May 2020


Paper & paper products



Operates In


WELCOME TO AUSTROCEL HALLEIN – PRODUCER OF TEXTILE PULP AND BIOENERGY For 125 years, they have been well-known for high-quality cellulose products at their Hallein Location. With the production of environmentally-friendly textile pulp and the use of the side streams resulting from this in the form of bioenergy, they have positioned themselves as a forward-thinking industrial company. They produce 155,000 tons of pulp for the textile industry and other uses. Up to 20,000 households in Hallein and Salzburg are provided with the bioenergy we generate. Their core business is the efficient, sustainable and environmentally-friendly use of the raw material wood, which is used to produce high-quality textile pulp and bioenergy. They employ 246 workers at our Hallein site (15 km south of the city of Salzburg). They use spruce wood (long fibre) from sustainably managed forests. Using various processes, they produce high-purity pulp to manufacture textile fibres (viscose). More than 60 million euros have been invested in their systems and processes. From the side streams of cellulose production, they gain green energy, district heating, biogas and lignosulphonate. They supply electricity and district heating to the public power grid and thus make an important contribution to reducing.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, AustroCel Hallein GmbH. earned an overall score of 104.7. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
104.7 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 11.5

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement3.5
Ethics & Transparency5.4
+ Mission Locked2.5

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Workers 23.5

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security8.5
Health, Wellness, & Safety6.4
Career Development3.1
Engagement & Satisfaction3.3

Community 8.6

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & inclusion, economic impact, civic engagement, charitable giving, and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion2.9
Economic Impact2.0
Civic Engagement & Giving0.3
Supply Chain Management2.3

Environment 57.5

Environment evaluates a company’s overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company’s operations and, when applicable its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management5.7
Air & Climate6.7
Land & Life5.8
+ Environmentally Innovative Manufacturing Process21.5
+ Renewable or Cleaner-burning Energy3
+ Land/wildlife Conservation10.9

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Customers 3.5

Customers evaluates a company’s stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship3.5

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2024 Overall B Impact Score104.7
2020 Overall B Impact Score81.8

Additional Documentation

Transparent Disclosure - AustroCel Hallein GmbH

AustroCel Hallein GmbH Transparent Assessment 2024

AustroCel Hallien Disclosure Report 2024

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