CTHC Helon

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

Weifang, China

Audit required

Completion of CanopyStyle Third Party Verification Audits

Undertaking Annual Audits


Audits Public and Results Acted On


Audit risk results


Contribution to Conservation Legacies

International Targets

Public Collaborative Leadership


Influences Decision Makers


Legislated protection


Extra Respon­sibilities


Innovation via New Alternative Fibers



R&D Investments


Scaling to commercial products


Targets & timelines


Contributing to Collective Goal


Aggressively Increasing Commercial Scale


Adoption of Robust Forest Sourcing Policy

Policy adoption

Policy meets all CanopyStyle criteria

Traceability, Transparency, and Sustainable Sourcing

Using the Dissolving Pulp Classification


Track & trace system in place


Public sharing of supplier list


Proactive sourcing decisions


Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts

Proactive Sourcing Decisions


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



Buttons 3.5

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


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, 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 independent third party CanopyStyle audit to verify progress in implementing its Wood and Pulp 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, 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 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 is not showing active leadership and has not progressed in fulfilling its policy commitment.

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.