CTHC Helon

Shandong Helon’s (CHTC Helon Co. Ltd.) a subsidiary of the CHTC Network Group.

Weifang, China

5.5/35

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

A&E promotion

Public Collaborative Leadership

n/a

Influences Decision Makers

n/a

Legislated protection

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

Aggressively increasing commercial scale

n/a

Adoption of Robust Forest Sourcing Policy

Policy adoption

Policy meets all CanopyStyle criteria

Traceability & Transparency

COC & supplier list completed

Track & trace system in place

n/a

Public sharing of supplier list

n/a

Forest of origin is public and mapped

n/a

Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts & Sustainable Sourcing

Producer Is Proactive

FSC preference

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

Sourcing risk has been resolved

n/a

Total:

Buttons 5.5

Risk of sourcing from Ancient & Endangered forests

Until the company successfully completes the CanopyStyle verification audit and its results are made publicly available, Helon CTHC will be considered medium to high risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests and other controversial areas.

Key Improvements Required

The immediate next step for Helon CTHC is to formalize agreement with the auditor to initiate the third party verification of progress indicators in policy implementation and additional solutions proposed by the CanopyStyle initiative. Following the first annual CanopyStyle Audit findings, Helon CTHC 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 new alternative fibers.

Given growth projections in the sector, Helon CTHC 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

When prompted, Helon CTHC engages in dialogue with Canopy and customer brands. Apart for these opportunities for joint meetings with Canopy and customers brands, the company is not showing active leadership and is showing delays in taking actions to fulfill its CanopyStyle policy.

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

CHTC Helon owns 1 viscose mill.

Shandong Helon’s viscose production capacity is 170 000 tonnes.

They produce man-made cellulosic fiber (MMCF) and nonwovens, mainly standard viscose fibers and rayon with some viscose filament.

Like many other viscose producers, CTHC Helon uses a diversity of tree species. However, the company is not sharing this information publicly.