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.
In the future, criteria will be built out by ZDHC to apply V2.0 of ZDHC MMCF Guidelines, including air emissions and responsible fibre production.
Key Improvements Required
- Continue to encourage supply chain partners to share sourcing details and undergo auditing.
- Work with main supplier to use ForestMapper and complementary guidance documents, such as the Dissolving Pulp Mill Classification, to ensure no sources come from Ancient and Endangered Forests.
- Prioritize the integration and sourcing of Next Generation Solution technologies and feedstocks for future expansion plans and new suppliers.
- Accelerate the use of Next Generation Fibre Solutions in order to meet or exceed the aspirational targets outlined in the Vision: 50% by 2030.
- Procure higher volumes of FSC-certified inputs, decreasing reliance on Controlled Wood sources over time.
Areas where the company is showing leadership
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation has earned the distinction of Most Improved Score for Hot Button 2022, moving up from yellow to light green shirt (13.5 to 23 buttons).
- Engaged proactively in dialogue with Canopy, and completed its first CanopyStyle Audit in 2021
- Encouraged its main supplier, Daicel, to also get audited.
- Created a detailed action plan to implement the recommendations contained within the audit, and coordinated with Daicel in ensuring that these were carried out.
- Supported the call for protecting 30% of the world’s Ancient and Endangered Forests by 2030, in a letter from MMCF producers to countries that are party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
- Demonstrated an awareness of the status of Ancient and Endangered Forests in the landscapes from which they source, and efforts to protect them.
Next Generation Solutions:
- Shared information with Canopy regarding efforts to explore Next Gen Solutions.
- Supports the targets and timelines within the Next Generation Vision for Viscose.
Number of viscose, lyocell and dissolving pulp mills + location and production volumes
Mitsubishi Chemical Group owns the Toyama mill Toyama-shi, Toyama, Japan with production capacity of 3,384 tonnes per year.