CTHC Helon

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

Weifang, China


Completion of CanopyStyle Third Party Verification Audits

Undertaking Annual Audits


Audits Public and Results Acted On


Audit risk results


Contribution to Conservation Legacies

A&E promotion

Public Collaborative Leadership


Influences Decision Makers


Legislated protection


Innovation via New Alternative Fibers



R&D Investments


Scaling to commercial products


Targets & timelines


Aggressively increasing commercial scale


Adoption of Robust Forest Sourcing Policy

Policy adoption

Policy meets all CanopyStyle criteria

Traceability & Transparency

COC & supplier list completed

Track & trace system in place


Public sharing of supplier list


Forest of origin is public and mapped


Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts & Sustainable Sourcing

Producer Is Proactive


FSC preference

Forest Mapper support


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

Risk is known and no action is taken


Initial action taken to adress risk

Sourcing risk has been resolved



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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 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 Helon CTHC is to formalize agreement with the auditor to initiate the third party audit to verify progress in implementing its Wood and Pulp Sourcing Policy as well as other elements of the CanopyStyle initiative.
  • Following auditing, 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 fibres.
  • Use ForestMapper to ensure future expansion plans and ventures are not located in Ancient and Endangered Forests. We recommend that the company move quickly to have 80-100% of new production capacity originate from Next Generation Solution feedstock and move assertively to substitute alternatives for any reliance on sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests by the end of 2020.
  • To prioritize the development of products that meet or surpass the current market expectation for viscose products containing at least 50% Next Generation raw material input.

Areas where the company is showing leadership

The company is not showing active leadership and has not progressed in fulfilling its policy.

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

CHTC Helon owns one viscose mill.

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

They produce man-made cellulosic fibre (MMCF) and nonwovens, mainly standard viscose fibres 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.