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

25.5
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Actively engaging suppliers - no known high 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 International Targets

2.2 Public Collaborative Leadership

2.3 Influences Decision Makers

2.4 Legislated Protection

n/a

2.5 Extra Respon­sibilities

n/a

3. Innovation via New Alternative Fibers

3.1 Partnerships

3.2 R&D Investments

3.3 Scaling to Commercial Products

n/a

3.4 Targets & Timelines

3.5 Contributing to Collective Goal

3.6 Aggressively Increasing Commercial Scale

n/a

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 Using the Dissolving Pulp Classification

5.2 Track & Trace System In-Place

5.3 Public Sharing of Supplier List

5.4 Proactive Sourcing Decisions

6. Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts

6.1 Proactive Sourcing Decisions

6.2 FSC Preference

6.3 Forest Mapper Support

7. Associated with High Risk of Sourcing from Ancient & Endangered Forests and other Controversial Sources

7.1 Risk Is Known and No Action Is Taken

n/a

7.2 Initial Action Taken to Address Risk

n/a

7.3 Sourcing Risk Has Been Resolved

n/a

Total:

Buttons 25.5

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.

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

ZDHC Responsible Fibre Production Guidelines ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines (evaluated in 2020, worth 3 points) ZDHC Air Emissions Guidelines.

N/A

Total:

1 Point

Risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests

Actively engaging suppliers – no known high risk.

Jilin quickly acted to eliminate risk that was identified in the first CanopyStyle Audit published in 2020. The company has made public statements on its website about eliminating suppliers that were not able to confirm low risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests. The company initiated its second CanopyStyle Audit in the summer of 2021, which will be published soon.

Key Improvements Required

  • Confirmation of low risk in publication of their second CanopyStyle Audit.
  • 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 leadership, as:

  • After adopting a Wood and Pulp Sourcing Policy in 2019, the company quickly embarked on its first CanopyStyle Audit, engaged suppliers and eliminated known risk in its supply chain.
  • The company has also supported ForestMapper and increased its FSC mixed fibre inputs.
  • 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, and continues to invest in research and development.
  • The company is investing in the launch of a viscose filament yarn containing next generation fibres.
  • The company provided a letter to support conservation solutions in key priority Ancient and Endangered Forests in 2021.

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 has a capacity of 100 000 tons.

The viscose filament yarn mill has a capacity of 72 000 tons.

The company has ownership connection with Hebei Jigao, which produces MMCFs from bamboo only and therefore is not audited or ranked in the Hot Button Report. For sourcing considerations related to bamboo please refer to Canopy’s Bamboo Position.