China Textile Academy


Actively engaging suppliers - no known high risk

1. Completion of CanopyStyle Third Party Verification Audits

1.1 Undertaking Annual Audits

1.2 Audits Public and Results Acted On

1.3 Audit Risk Results

2. Contribution to Conservation Legacies

2.1 Public support web/panels

2.2 International conservation

2.3 Influences Decision Makers

2.4 Legislated Protection

2.5 Extra Respon­sibilities

3. Innovation via New Alternative Fibers

3.1 Partnerships

3.2 R&D Investments

3.3 Scaling to Commercial Products

3.4 Targets & Timelines

3.5 10% of pulp is NG

3.6 Contributing to Collective Goal

3.7 Aggressively Increasing Commercial Scale

4. Adoption of Robust Forest Sourcing Policy

4.1 Policy Adoption

4.2 Policy Meets All CanopyStyle Criteria

5. Traceability, Transparency, and Sustainable Sourcing

5.1 Track & Trace System In-Place

5.2 Public Sharing of Supplier List

5.3 Conducts Due Diligence

6. Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts

6.1 Proactive outreach/ Inspires Leadership

6.2 FSC Preference

6.3 Forest Mapper Support

6.4 Using the Dissolving Pulp Mill Classification

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

7.1 Risk is Known


Buttons 24

Chemical Management

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.


In the future, criteria will be built out by ZDHC to apply V2.0 of ZDHC MMCF Guidelines, including air emissions and responsible fibre production.



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Risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests

China Textile Academy adopted a policy in 2019, and conducted and published its first CanopyStyle Audit in 2021. While the audit cannot fully confirm low risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests, it shows that the company is seeking information from its suppliers to clarify risk. 

Key Improvements Required

  • The immediate next step for the company is to collect information and develop mitigation measures for those suppliers that have potential risk.  
  • Where virgin fibres are unavoidable, do not source from Ancient and Endangered Forests, and procure higher volumes of FSC 100% certified inputs from sources that have achieved FSC Forest Management certification on the ground. For sources of bamboo fibre, follow the guidance in Canopy’s Bamboo Position. 

Areas where the company is showing leadership

China Textile Academy has made significant gains in the past year, moving up from yellow-green to light green shirt (from 16 to 24 buttons). 


  • Developed an action plan to address outstanding issues identified in its audit. 
  • Uses Canopy’s ForestMapper, and complementary guidance documents such as the Dissolving Pulp Mill Classification to avoid sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests. 


  • Provided a letter to support conservation solutions in key priority Ancient and Endangered Forests in 2021 and 2022.  
  • Supported the call for protecting 30% of the world’s Ancient and Endangered Forests by 2030, in a letter from MMCF producers to countries that are party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). 
  • Demonstrated an awareness of the status of Ancient and Endangered Forests in the countries from which they source, and efforts to protect them. 

Next Gen Solutions: 

  • Partnered with a Next Gen innovator on a pilot product using alternative feedstock. 
  • Established volume-based targets for increasing the use of Next Gen fibres, and shared these publicly.   

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

China Textile Academy owns one man made cellulosic fibre mill that produces lyocell, located in Xinxiang City, Henan Province, China. 

The mill has two lines, one with a capacity of 60,000 tonnes per annum, and one with a 30,000 tonne capacity.