Eastman Chemical Company

Acetate filament yarn

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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 Public support web/panels

2.2 International conservation

2.3 Influences Decision Makers

2.4 Legislated Protection

2.5 Extra Respon­sibilities

3. Innovation via New Alternative Fibers

3.1 Partnerships

3.2 R&D Investments

3.3 Scaling to Commercial Products

3.4 Targets & Timelines

3.5 10% of pulp is NG

3.6 Contributing to Collective Goal

3.7 Aggressively Increasing Commercial Scale

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 Track & Trace System In-Place

5.2 Public Sharing of Supplier List

5.3 Conducts Due Diligence

6. Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts

6.1 Proactive outreach/ Inspires Leadership

6.2 FSC Preference

6.3 Forest Mapper Support

6.4 Using the Dissolving Pulp Mill Classification

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

7.1 Risk is Known

Total:

Buttons 30

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

In the future, criteria will be built out by ZDHC to apply V2.0 of ZDHC MMCF Guidelines, including air emissions and responsible fibre production.

N/A

Total:

1 Point

Risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests

Actively engaging suppliers – no known high risk

Eastman Chemical, producer of Naia™ acetate filament yarn, 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 efforts to engage its suppliers. More specifically, evidence from the audit shows that Eastman is engaging in regular dialogue with Bracell, a supplier with risk due to its ownership connection with the 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 has shown continuous leadership. It has moved from a partially dark green shirt in 2021 to a fully dark green shirt in 2022 (from 27 to 30 buttons). 

Sourcing: 

  • 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.  
  • Increased its use of FSC certified fibre and offers an FSC Mix line of Naia. 
  • Joined many other “green shirt” producers in the Textile Genesis traceability platform.


Conservation: 

  • Provided a letter to support conservation solutions in key priority Ancient and Endangered Forests in 2021 and 2022.   
  • Supported the call for protecting 30% of the world’s Ancient and Endangered Forests by 2030, in a letter from MMCF producers to countries that are party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).  
  • 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.   
  • Has supported conservation initiatives in its sourcing regions in the US and Brazil.

Next Generation Solutions: 

  • Eastman has launched a new line – Naia™ Renew ES, which contains 20% Next Generation fibre solutions to offset wood inputs, and continues to actively explore alternative fibre types.   

 

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

Eastman owns one facility in Kingsport, Tennessee and another in San Celoni, Catalonia, Spain.

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

They produce 200,000 tonnes of diacetate.