Jilin Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd.

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LR
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Low 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:

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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.

0

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:

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Risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests

Jilin is at low risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests, having quickly acted to eliminate risk that was identified in the first CanopyStyle Audit published in 2020, and their second audit, published in late 2021, confirmed low risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests and other controversial sources. 

Recently, Jilin Chemical Fibre took over bamboo viscose production from its sister company, Hebei Jigao. This fibre has not gone through a full CanopyStyle Audit, but the company did confirm that the bamboo is not sourced from Ancient and Endangered Forests, and it is FSC 100% certified. For sourcing considerations related to bamboo please refer to Canopy’s Bamboo Position.  

Key Improvements Required

 

  • Accelerate the use of Next Generation fibre solutions in order to meet or exceed the targets set out in the Next Generation Vision for Viscose: 50% by 2030.
  • 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

The company has shown continuous leadership, and has moved from a partially dark green shirt in 2021 to a fully dark green shirt. 

Sourcing: 

  • Has a low-risk supply chain, confirmed through audit. 
  • Has increased its use of FSC certified fibre. 

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).  
  • Demonstrated awareness of the status of Ancient and Endangered Forests in the countries from which they source, and efforts to protect them.   

Next Generation Solutions:  

  • Has created a line of viscose filament yarn that contains 5% Next Generation fibre, and is working to secure additional supply to increase this proportion. This fibre has been piloted with a brand.

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

Jilin owns two facilities near Changchun City, Jilin Province, China.

Their viscose staple fibre (VSF) mill has a capacity of 100 000 tons.

The viscose filament yarn mill has a capacity of 75 000 tons.

The company informed Canopy that it has taken over the production of bamboo viscose from sister company, Hebei Jigao