China Textile Academy (Lyocell)

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Audit required

Completion of CanopyStyle Third Party Verification Audits

Undertaking Annual Audits

n/a

Audits Public and Results Acted On

n/a

Audit risk results

n/a

Contribution to Conservation Legacies

International Targets

n/a

Public Collaborative Leadership

n/a

Influences Decision Makers

n/a

Legislated protection

n/a

Extra Respon­sibilities

n/a

Innovation via New Alternative Fibers

Partnerships

n/a

R&D Investments

n/a

Scaling to commercial products

n/a

Targets & timelines

n/a

Contributing to Collective Goal

n/a

Aggressively Increasing Commercial Scale

n/a

Adoption of Robust Forest Sourcing Policy

Policy adoption

n/a

Policy meets all CanopyStyle criteria

n/a

Traceability, Transparency, and Sustainable Sourcing

Using the Dissolving Pulp Classification

n/a

Track & trace system in place

n/a

Public sharing of supplier list

n/a

Proactive sourcing decisions

n/a

Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts

Proactive Sourcing Decisions

FSC preference

n/a

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

n/a

Initial action taken to adress risk

n/a

Sourcing risk has been resolved

n/a

Total:

Buttons 1

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. (worth 2 points)

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

Total:

0 Points

Risk of sourcing from Ancient & Endangered forests

Until the company successfully completes the CanopyStyle Verification Audit and its results are made publicly available, the company will be considered at risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests and other controversial areas. Canopy recommends a considered approach by the marketplace at this stage.

Key Improvements Required

  • The immediate next step for the company is to formalize agreement with the auditor to initiate the independent third party CanopyStyle Audit to verify progress in adopting and implementing its sourcing policy.
  • Prioritize the integration and sourcing of Next Generation Solution technologies and feedstocks for future expansion plans and new suppliers. At a minimum, use ForestMapper and complementary guidance documents such as the advice note of Ancient and Endangered Forests and the Dissolving Pulp Classification to ensure no sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests.
  • Following auditing, the company will be expected to address any controversial sourcing issues that are identified and progress on remaining sustainability steps, such as supporting conservation solutions and driving the use of new alternative fibres.
  • 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 proactively reached out to Canopy in 2019 to adopt a policy. Since then, the company has been slow to show active leadership and has not progressed in adopting and fulfilling its commitment.

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

China Textile Academy owns one viscose mill.

China Textile Academy production capacity is 30 000 tonnes.