Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Triacetate and diacetate filament)

13.5
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AE
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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

n/a

2.3 Influences Decision Makers

n/a

2.4 Legislated Protection

n/a

2.5 Extra Respon­sibilities

n/a

3. Innovation via New Alternative Fibers

3.1 Partnerships

n/a

3.2 R&D Investments

n/a

3.3 Scaling to Commercial Products

n/a

3.4 Targets & Timelines

3.5 Contributing to Collective Goal

n/a

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

n/a

5.3 Public Sharing of Supplier List

n/a

5.4 Proactive Sourcing Decisions

n/a

6. Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts

6.1 Proactive Sourcing Decisions

6.2 FSC Preference

6.3 Forest Mapper Support

n/a

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 13.5

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:

0 Points

Risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests

After engaging in dialogue with Canopy and adopting, in 2019, its Wood and Pulp Sourcing Policy, the company completed its first CanopyStyle Audit in 2021. The audit found that Mitsubishi’s sourcing policy meets CanopyStyle requirements and that this has been communicated well with all suppliers and relevant managers. Mitsubishi’s sole supplier of cellulose acetate (Daicel) reports receiving dissolving pulp from a supplier that is at low-risk of sourcing from priority Ancient and Endangered Forests and other controversial sources, however, verification will be required to fully confirm low risk.

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 engaged proactively in dialogue with Canopy, and has recently completed its first CanopyStyle Audit. It has created a detailed action plan to implement the recommendations contained within the audit. The company has shared sourcing information with Canopy, and supports 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 3 384  tonnes per year.