Aoyang Technology

Aoyang Technology, part of the Aoyang Group, one of the largest viscose staple fiber producers in China

Jiangsu, China

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Completion of CanopyStyle Third Party Verification Audits

Undertaking Annual Audits

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Audits Public and Results Acted On

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Audit risk results

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Contribution to Conservation Legacies

A&E promotion

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Public Collaborative Leadership

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Influences Decision Makers

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Legislated protection

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Innovation via New Alternative Fibers

Partnerships

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R&D Investments

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Scaling to commercial products

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Targets & timelines

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Aggressively increasing commercial scale

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Adoption of Robust Forest Sourcing Policy

Policy adoption

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Policy meets all CanopyStyle criteria

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Traceability & Transparency

COC & supplier list completed

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Track & trace system in place

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Public sharing of supplier list

n/a

Forest of origin is public and mapped

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Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts & Sustainable Sourcing

Producer Is Proactive

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FSC preference

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Forest Mapper support

n/a

Associated with High Risk of Sourcing from Ancient & Endangered Forests and other Controversial Sources

Risk is known and no action is taken

Initial action taken to adress risk

n/a

Sourcing risk has been resolved

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Total:

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Risk of sourcing from Ancient & Endangered forests

Despite the fact that Canopy has been engaged in dialogue with Aoyang Technology since 2015, the company has until today failed to adopt a forest sourcing policy. With this lack of responsiveness, Aoyang Technology is considered at high risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests and other controversial sources.

Canopy recommends a considered approach by the marketplace at this stage.

Key Improvements Required

Although Aoyang Technology attended the CanopyStyle Summits in China in 2015 and in 2016, the company has not moved from a cordial dialogue to being actively engaged in CanopyStyle. The company is the only producer that has been engaged for the past three years that has not developed and adopted a policy commitment. The immediate next step for Aoyang Technology is to develop a strong wood fiber sourcing policy. Once this is accomplished, the next action required for its implementation will be to share sourcing data and to obtain third party verification.

Given growth projections in the sector, Aoyang Technology should proactively screen any future ventures and new supply against the ForestMapper and aggressively build next generation solutions into their fiber projections for the coming years.

Areas where the company is showing leadership

No significant leadership shown to date. Aoyang Technology is encouraged to demonstrate leadership moving forward.

Number of viscose, lyocell and dissolving pulp mills + location and production volumes

Aoyang Technology, owns 2 viscose mills in China.

• Manasi Aoyang – 90 000 tonnes of viscose

• Funing Aoyang – 170 000 tonnes of viscose

Aoyang produces man-made cellulosic fiber (MMCF) and nonwovens, mainly standard viscose fibers and rayon.

The company has been unresponsive in providing information. Like many other viscose producers, the company is expected to be sourcing a large variety of tree species.