Eastman Chemical company (Acetate)

18/35

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

n/a

Innovation via New Alternative Fibers

Partnerships

R&D Investments

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

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

n/a

Initial action taken to adress risk

n/a

Sourcing risk has been resolved

n/a

Total:

Buttons 18

Risk of sourcing from Ancient & Endangered forests

Eastman is an acetate producer that proactively reached out to Canopy in 2018 to embark in the CanopyStyle initiative. Eastman has enhanced, and made public, its Wood and Pulp Sourcing Policy, has shared supplier information data with Canopy and on its website. The company is currently undergoing its first CanopyStyle audit, which was nearly complete at the time of publication of this report. It has also been proactive about securing supply chain information about its sourcing and have swiftly engaged suppliers to mitigate any potential risk.

Key Improvements Required

  • Following the publication of the audit, Eastman will be expected to continue to address any controversial sourcing issues that are identified and progress on remaining sustainability steps.
  • 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

In recent months, Eastman has shown leadership by engaging with dissolving pulp suppliers in gathering sourcing information, as well as deeply engaging suppliers to mitigate any possible risk.  The company has also obtained FSC COC for its facility, increased the use of FSC fibre. Eastman is investing in circular recycling technologies and in Next Generation fibre solutions. It has also supported conservation solutions and the ForestMapper tool.

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

  • Eastman owns one facility in Kingsport, Tennessee.
  • They produce 200,000 tonnes of diacetate.