Key Improvements Required
Lenzing is encouraged to continue to progress on their sustainability practices including:
- The continued growth in the production of REFIBRA™ and the development of additional next generation products.
To prioritize the development of products that meet or surpass the current market expectation for cellulosic fibres containing at least 50% Next Generation raw material input.
- Continue to 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.
Areas where the company is showing leadership
Lenzing has shown continuous leadership over the last number of years, as they have:
- Been first to market with a lyocell fibre containing 30% recycled content based cotton waste, with 10% post-consumer.
- Launched a new vision formulating their intention to make textile waste recycling as common as paper recycling, and have set a target to reach 50 % recycled content from post-consumer waste by 2024.
- Used their influence to help advance conservation legacy in three of Canopy’s Landscapes of Hope (Broadback Forest in Canada’s Boreal, Leuser Ecosystem in Indonesia, and Temperate Rainforests of Vancouver Island) and drives a reforestation project in Albania.
- For the first time in 2019 has publicly disclosed of their list of suppliers for dissolving pulp.
- Inspired their peers by being one of the first producers to join the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme as a contributor.
- Engaged with Canopy in a process to proactively avoid risk as they look to expand their business operations.
- Proactively supports tracking and traceability with its fibre identification system, fabric certification system and its cooperation with TextileGenesis (implementing blockchain technology for supply chain transparency).
Canopy expects that the company will continue to maintain a leadership position by prioritizing competitive lines that uses higher percentages of innovative raw materials.
Number of viscose, lyocell and dissolving pulp mills + location and production volumes
The company owns nine mills in total. Three viscose mills, four lyocell mills and two dissolving pulp mills. In June 2018, Lenzing also announced it is investigating an expansion project to build a new dissolving pulp plant in Brazil, jointly with Duratex.
• Purwakarta PT. South Pacific Viscose, Indonesia. Capacity of 323 000 tonnes of viscose fiber.
(The largest viscose fibre plant operated by the Lenzing Group.)
• Lenzing Nanjing (100% ownership), China. Capacity of 178 000 tonnes of viscose fibre.
• Lenzing, Austria. Capacity of 276 000 tonnes of viscose and modal.
• Lenzing, Austria. Capacity of 71 000 tonnes of Lyocell (TENCEL™, VEOCEL™).
• Heiligenkreuz, Austria. Capacity 65 000 tons of Lyocell (TENCEL™, VEOCEL™).
• Grimsby, UK. Capacity of 45 000 tons of Lyocell (TENCEL™, VEOCEL™).
• Mobile, Alabama, USA. Capacity of 51 000 tonnes of Lyocell (TENCEL™, VEOCEL™).
• Paskov, Czech republic. Capacity of 270 000 tonnes of dissolving pulp.
• Lenzing Austria. Capacity of 300 000 tonnes of dissolving pulp.
• A joint venture with Duratex, Brazil will investigate the construction of a dissolving pulp mill. Projected capacity of 450 000 tonnes.
Lenzing produces man-made cellulosic fibre (MMCF), dissolving pulp, standard viscose fibres (rayon)and specialty cellulose fibres such as lyocell and modal.
TENCELTM, VEOCELTM, LENZINGTM, REFIBRATM, ECOVEROTM, LENZING MODALTM, LENZING VISCOSETM, MICROMODALTM and PROMODALTM are trademarks of Lenzing AG.
Lenzing uses a variety of tree species including beech, spruce, eucalyptus, fir, acacia, maple, alder, birch, ash, pine and poplar.