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
- Support the Next Generation Vision for Viscose and 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.
- For suppliers with risk due to a lack of information, continue to engage to gain clarity on sourcing region and/or risk mitigation measures and work towards elimination of all risk.
- 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
The company has shown leadership, as:
- Formosa has proactively reached out to Canopy to join the initiative and has released its audit report publicly in 2020.
- The company is supporting conservation solutions, as well as the ForestMapper tool, and is also investing in research and development of Next Generation fibre solutions.
- Additionally, it has increased its use of FSC mixed.
Number of viscose, lyocell and dissolving pulp mills + location and production volumes
Formosa owns one facility in Taiwan.
Production capacity is 70,000 tonnes of viscose fibre.
In 2020, their viscose fibre production has been reduced to 24 000 T/year (1 Line).
The company produces Man-made cellulosic fibre (MMCF) and nonwovens.