Eastman Chemical company (Acetate)

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Actively engaging suppliers - no known high risk

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

n/a

Innovation via New Alternative Fibers

Partnerships

R&D Investments

Scaling to commercial products

n/a

Targets & timelines

Contributing to Collective Goal

Aggressively Increasing Commercial Scale

n/a

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

n/a

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

n/a

Initial action taken to adress risk

n/a

Sourcing risk has been resolved

n/a

Total:

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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

Total:

1 Point

Risk of sourcing from Ancient & Endangered forests

Actively engaging suppliers – no known high risk.

Eastman Chemical, known to produce Naia™ acetate fibre, published its first CanopyStyle audit in 2020, and has developed and is implementing an action plan to address all outstanding issues. The audit found no direct risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests and it recognizes Eastman’s engagement of Bracell, a supplier that is linked to risk via ownership. More specifically, evidence from the audit shows that Eastman is engaging in dialogue with Bracell, a supplier with risk due to Bracell’sownership 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: 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.