The Producer Is Addressing the Pollution Originated by the Chemical Substances Used During the MMCF Production Process. It Has Joined a Credible Initiative That Advances Solutions on Chemical Management.
The producer is implementing, for all of its sites, pollution control technologies to limit their impact, developing an approach for the recovery of substances used or generated during the production of MMCF.
ZDHC Responsible Fibre Production Guidelines ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines (evaluated in 2020, worth 3 points) ZDHC Air Emissions Guidelines.
Key Improvements Required
- The company needs to complete a more thorough risk assessment for potential risk suppliers, and to mitigate any risks found.
- Prioritize the integration and sourcing of Next Generation Solution technologies and feedstocks for future expansion plans. Continue use of Forest Mapper and the Dissolving Pulp Classification to ensure no sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests.
- Accelerate and scale up the use of Next Generation fibre solutions in order to exceed the targets set out in the Next Generation Vision for Viscose: 50% by 2030.
- Where virgin fibres are used and they are not coming from key priority Ancient and Endangered Forests, procure higher volumes of FSC 100% certified inputs from sources that have achieved FSC Forest Management certification on the ground.
Areas where the company is showing leadership
The company has completed its first CanopyStyle Audit, has partnered with leading edge innovators, and undertaken significant research and investment in the development of Next Generation alternative fibres.
The company provided a letter to support conservation solutions in key priority Ancient and Endangered Forests in 2021.
Number of viscose, lyocell and dissolving pulp mills + location and production volumes
Acegreen is an innovative manufacturer that makes lyocell filament yarn. It runs one facility in Taiwan that has an annual capacity of 912 tonnes with recent production at about 700 tonnes per year.