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
- 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: 20% by 2021, and 50% by 2030.
- Confirmation of low risk to be verified in the next CanopyStyle Audit (2021).
- 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:
- After adopting a Wood and Pulp Sourcing Policy in late 2019, the company quickly embarked on its first CanopyStyle Audit, has engaged suppliers and worked to eliminate known risk in its supply chain.
- The company has also supported ForestMapper, increased its FSC mixed fibre inputs, and is investing in the development of Next Generation fibre solutions.
- Jilin has made very rapid progress and continues to be actively engaged with Canopy.
- The company supports ambitious targets and timelines for increasing the use of Next Generation alternative fibres, as a signatory of the Next Generation Vision for Viscose.
Number of viscose, lyocell and dissolving pulp mills + location and production volumes
Jilin owns two facilities in Jilin province, China.
Their viscose staple fibre (VSF) mill was closed for maintenance in 2019, and has opened for equipment testing in 2020. They make viscose filament yarn for a total capacity of 72,000 tons.