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
- 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.