Key Improvements Required
The immediate next step for Nanjing Chemical Fiber (NCFC) is to formalize agreement with the auditor to initiate the third party verification audit of progress indicators in policy implementation and additional solutions proposed by the CanopyStyle initiative.
Of note, the company has mentioned to Canopy that it would be delayed in undergoing the CanopyStyle audit because it was forced to halt production and relocate one of its mills to another province due to environmental regulation enforcement.
Given growth projections in the industry, Nanjing Chemical Fiber (NCFC) should proactively screen any future ventures or new supply against the ForestMapper and aggressively build next generation solutions into their fiber projections for the coming years.
Areas where the company is showing leadership
When prompted, Nanjing Chemical Fiber (NCFC) engages in dialogue with Canopy and customer brands. Nanjing Chemical Fiber (NCFC) has shown leadership by publicly supporting ForestMapper and by listing its suppliers on its website in 2018.
Number of viscose, lyocell and dissolving pulp mills + location and production volumes
Nanjing NCFC owns two mills in China which produces viscose staple fiber and viscose filament yarn. • The production capacity of viscose staple fiber in Nanjing is 85 000 tonnes.
•The production capacity for viscose filament yarn in Jiangsu is 18 000 tonnes.
Of note, the company received a government request to shut down the coal-fired units of the thermal power plant at their viscose mill in Nanjing and has completed the shutdown of that viscose mill in October 2018. The mill will be relocated. The Nanjing NCFC mill in Jiangsu has resumed production in August 2018 and is now operational.
Nanjing NCFC produces man-made cellulosic fiber (MMCF) mainly standard viscose fibers and rayon.
The company has been unresponsive in providing such information. Like many other viscose producers, the company is expected to be sourcing a large variety of tree species.