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
Key Improvements Required
- Accelerate the use of Next Generation Fibre Solutions in order to meet or exceed the aspirational targets outlined in the Vision: 20% by 2021, and 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. At a minimum, continue to 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.
- 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 (initially adopted in 2019), and also published its first CanopyStyle Audit.
- Eastman uses the ForestMapper tool and has supported the conservation of Ancient and Endangered Forests in public fora.
- As a partner in CanopyStyle, Eastman has been actively engaged to support lasting solutions where their supplier’s parent company have 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.
- In addition, Eastman is investing in molecular recycling and recently launched Naia™ Renew, a portfolio of cellulose fibre solutions sourced from 60 % wood pulp and 40 % waste plastics.
Number of viscose, lyocell and dissolving pulp mills + location and production volumes
Eastman owns one facility in Kingsport, Tennessee.
The company is a producer of cellulose known as Naia™ acetate fibre.
They produce 200,000 tonnes of diacetate.