Formosa Chemical and Fibre Company

Taipai, Taiwan

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Completion of CanopyStyle Third Party Verification Audits

Undertaking Annual Audits

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Audits Public and Results Acted On

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Audit risk results

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Contribution to Conservation Legacies

A&E promotion

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Public Collaborative Leadership

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Influences Decision Makers

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Legislated protection

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Innovation via New Alternative Fibers

Partnerships

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R&D Investments

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Scaling to commercial products

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Targets & timelines

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Aggressively increasing commercial scale

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Adoption of Robust Forest Sourcing Policy

Policy adoption

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Policy meets all CanopyStyle criteria

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Traceability & Transparency

COC & supplier list completed

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Track & trace system in place

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Public sharing of supplier list

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Forest of origin is public and mapped

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Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts & Sustainable Sourcing

Producer Is Proactive

FSC preference

n/a

Forest Mapper support

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

Risk is known and no action is taken

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Initial action taken to adress risk

n/a

Sourcing risk has been resolved

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Total:

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Risk of sourcing from Ancient & Endangered forests

When prompted, Xinxiang Bailu Chemical Fiber engages in dialogue with Canopy and customer brands. In 2016, the company got its mill FSC COC certified; the certificate code for the mill is SCS-COC-005849. Apart for these opportunities, Xinxiang Bailu Chemical Fiber has moved slowly on its CanopyStyle commitment and is encouraged to demonstrate further leadership.

Key Improvements Required

The first step for Formosa is to formalize a policy with Canopy which guides it’s sourcing for raw materials. Once this important step is taken and the policy made public, Formosa should share its list of suppliers with Canopy, and sign a contract with third party auditors to verify its viscose supply chain for risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests.

Areas where the company is showing leadership

Formosa has demonstrated leadership by approaching Canopy to engage in dialogue about how to become part of the initiative. It must now take steps to become a full participant in CanopyStyle.

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

Formosa Chemical Fiber Company has 2 plants, location unknown, 70,000 tonnes capacity. The make man-made cellulosic fiber (MMCF) and nonwovens, mainly standard viscose fibers and rayon.

Formosa uses a diversity of tree species such as eucalyptus, spruce, pine, Hemlock, maple, birch and others.