Eastman Chemical company (Acetate)

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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

n/a

3. Innovation via New Alternative Fibers

3.1 Partnerships

3.2 R&D Investments

3.3 Scaling to Commercial Products

n/a

3.4 Targets & Timelines

3.5 Contributing to Collective Goal

3.6 Aggressively Increasing Commercial Scale

n/a

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

n/a

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

n/a

7.2 Initial Action Taken to Address Risk

n/a

7.3 Sourcing Risk Has Been Resolved

n/a

Total:

Buttons 27

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.

N/A

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

N/A

Total:

1 Point

Risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests

Actively engaging suppliers – no known high risk

Eastman Chemical, known to produce Naia™ acetate fibre, published its second CanopyStyle audit in 2021. The audit found no direct risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests and it recognizes Eastman’s engagement of suppliers. More specifically, evidence from the audit shows that Eastman is engaging in regular dialogue with Bracell, a supplier with risk due to Bracell’s ownership connection with parent company, Royal Golden Eagle Group.

Key Improvements Required

  • Accelerate the use of Next Generation Fibre Solutions in order to meet or exceed the aspirational targets outlined in the Vision: 50% by 2030.
  • Continue to engage with suppliers to address risk and improve practices.
  • 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.
  • 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

Eastman is an active participant in the CanopyStyle Initiative.

  • The company updated its Wood and Pulp Sourcing Policy in 2020 to be consistent with CanopyStyle, and has published their second CanopyStyle Audit.
  • Eastman uses the ForestMapper tool and has supported the conservation of Ancient and Endangered Forests through direct engagement of decision makers, as well as in public forums.
  • As a partner in CanopyStyle, Eastman has been actively engaging where their supplier’s parent company has the responsibility to address risk and protect key priority areas of forests and peatlands in Indonesia.
  • Eastman is investing in Next Generation fibre solutions and has signed onto the Next Generation Vision for Viscose.
  • Eastman is working on integrating next generation fibre solutions to offset wood pulp in Naia™ Renew, with a public target of launching a product with Next Generation content by the end of 2021.
  • Agreed to work with Canopy in a formal process to proactively avoid risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests when looking to expand their operations or consider new sources.

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

Eastman owns one facility in Kingsport, Tennessee and one in Catalina, Spain.

The company is a producer of cellulose known as Naia™ acetate fibre.

They produce 200,000 tonnes of diacetate.