Jilin Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. (viscose filament yarn)

9.5/35

Completion of CanopyStyle Third Party Verification Audits

Undertaking Annual Audits

Audits Public and Results Acted On

n/a

Audit risk results

n/a

Contribution to Conservation Legacies

A&E promotion

Public Collaborative Leadership

n/a

Influences Decision Makers

n/a

Legislated protection

n/a

Innovation via New Alternative Fibers

Partnerships

n/a

R&D Investments

Scaling to commercial products

n/a

Targets & timelines

n/a

Aggressively increasing commercial scale

n/a

Adoption of Robust Forest Sourcing Policy

Policy adoption

Policy meets all CanopyStyle criteria

Traceability & Transparency

COC & supplier list completed

Track & trace system in place

n/a

Public sharing of supplier list

Forest of origin is public and mapped

n/a

Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts & Sustainable Sourcing

Producer Is Proactive

FSC preference

n/a

Forest Mapper support

n/a

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:

Buttons 9.5

Risk of sourcing from Ancient & Endangered forests

In November 2019, the company quickly adopted a Wood and Pulp Sourcing Policy, and signed a contract with Nepcon to initiate proceedings for its first annual audit. The audit will take place in December 2019. Until the audit is complete, risk level of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests cannot be confirmed.   

Key Improvements Required

  • Following the first annual CanopyStyle Audit findings, Jilin will be expected to address any controversial sourcing issues that are identified and progress on remaining sustainability steps, such as supporting conservation solutions and driving new alternative fibers.
  • Use ForestMapper to ensure future expansion plans and ventures are not located in Ancient and Endangered Forests. We recommend that the company move quickly to have 80-100% of new production capacity originate from Next Generation Solution feedstock and move assertively to substitute alternatives for any reliance on sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests by the end of 2020.
  • To prioritize the development of products that meet or surpass the current market expectation for viscose products containing at least 50% Next Generation raw material input.

Areas where the company is showing leadership

The company has recently engaged in discussions with Canopy. It participated in the 2019 CanopyStyle Shanghai Summit with brands, innovators and producers, and has now shown a commitment to its new Wood and Pulp Sourcing Policy by securing a date for its first audit by the end of the year.

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

  • Jilin owns 2 facilities in Jilin province, China.

They make viscose staple fiber and viscose filament yarn for a total of 189,000 tonnes.