Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Triacetate and diacetate filament)

Audit required

Completion of CanopyStyle Third Party Verification Audits

Undertaking Annual Audits

Audits Public and Results Acted On


Audit risk results


Contribution to Conservation Legacies

International Targets

Public Collaborative Leadership


Influences Decision Makers


Legislated protection


Extra Respon­sibilities


Innovation via New Alternative Fibers



R&D Investments


Scaling to commercial products


Targets & timelines

Contributing to Collective Goal


Aggressively Increasing Commercial Scale


Adoption of Robust Forest Sourcing Policy

Policy adoption

Policy meets all CanopyStyle criteria

Traceability, Transparency, and Sustainable Sourcing

Using the Dissolving Pulp Classification

Track & trace system in place


Public sharing of supplier list


Proactive sourcing decisions


Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts

Proactive Sourcing Decisions

FSC preference

Forest Mapper support


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

Risk is known and no action is taken


Initial action taken to adress risk


Sourcing risk has been resolved



Buttons 9

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. (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


0 Points

Risk of sourcing from Ancient & Endangered forests

After engaging in dialogue with Canopy and adopting, in 2019, its Wood and Pulp Sourcing Policy, the company is currently negotiating the contract for undergoing its first CanopyStyle Audit. The audit is expected to take place in late 2020. Until the audit is complete, risk level of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests cannot be confirmed.   

Key Improvements Required

  • Complete the audit process followed by the joint publication of the audit report.
  • Prioritize the integration and sourcing of Next Generation Solution technologies and feedstocks for future expansion plans and new suppliers. At a minimum, 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.
  • Acceleration the use of Next Generation Fibre Solutions in order to meet or exceed the aspirational targets outlined in the Vision: 20% by 2021, and 50% by 2030.
  • Procure higher volumes of FSC 100% certified inputs increasing volumes coming from virgin sources that have achieved FSC Forest Management on the ground.

Areas where the company is showing leadership

When prompted, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation engages in dialogue with Canopy. The company has shared sourcing information with Canopy, and is currently negotiating the contract for undergoing a first CanopyStyle Audit. The company support the targets and timeline within the Next Generation Vision for Viscose.

Number of viscose, lyocell and dissolving pulp mills + location and production volumes

Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. owns the Toyama factory with production capacity of 3,000 tonnes per year.