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.