China Textile Academy (Lyocell)

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 International Targets

2.2 Public Collaborative Leadership

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 Contributing to Collective Goal


3.6 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 Using the Dissolving Pulp Classification

5.2 Track & Trace System In-Place


5.3 Public Sharing of Supplier List

5.4 Proactive Sourcing Decisions


6. Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts

6.1 Proactive Sourcing Decisions

6.2 FSC Preference

6.3 Forest Mapper Support


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

7.1 Risk Is Known and No Action Is Taken


7.2 Initial Action Taken to Address Risk


7.3 Sourcing Risk Has Been Resolved



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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.


ZDHC Responsible Fibre Production Guidelines ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines (evaluated in 2020, worth 3 points) ZDHC Air Emissions Guidelines.



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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 used, 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.
  • Prioritize the integration and sourcing of Next Generation Solution technologies and feedstocks for future expansion plans and new suppliers.
  • Continue to use ForestMapper and complementary guidance documents such as the Dissolving Pulp Mill Classification to ensure no sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests.

Areas where the company is showing leadership

The company has proactively reached out to Canopy in 2019 to adopt a policy, and continues to be responsive to Canopy. In 2021 China Textile Academy conducted and published its first audit. The company has started to address several audit recommendations. 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

China Textile Academy owns one man made cellulosic fibre mill that produces lyocell.
The mill has two lines, one with a capacity of 60,000 tonnes per annum, and one with a 30,000 tonne capacity.

In 2020 China Textile Academy produced approximately 20 000 tonnes of lyocell.