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
- Complete and publish verification of supplier in India.
- Prioritize the integration and sourcing of Next Generation Solution technologies and feedstocks for future expansion plans and new suppliers. At a minimum, use Forest Mapper and complementary guidance documents such as the Dissolving Pulp Mill Classification to ensure no sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests.
- Accelerate the use of Next Generation Fibre Solutions in order to meet or exceed the aspirational targets outlined in the Vision: 50% by 2030.
Areas where the company is showing leadership
- Century Rayon adopted a policy in 2020 and conducted its first audit in 2021. The company is now doing additional verification.
Century Rayon has also started to test Next Generation fibre solutions, as well as support conservation solutions.
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
Century Rayon, Mumbai, India – 24 000 tonnes viscose filament yarn.
Prior to 2020, Canopy included Century Rayon in Aditya Birla Cellulose’s ranking, however, through the audit process, it became clear that the two companies are owned separately. Century Rayon is therefore ranked independently in the Hot Button Report and is required to complete its own independent audits. Of note, Aditya Birla’s Grasim Industries Limited has been granted the right to manage and operate Century Rayon, including sourcing, product invoicing, and other operational relations including certain liabilities. Century Rayon completed and published its first independent audit in 2021.