Nanjing Chemical Fiber Co. NCFC

Nanjing, China


Completion of CanopyStyle Third Party Verification Audits

Undertaking Annual Audits


Audits Public and Results Acted On


Audit risk results


Contribution to Conservation Legacies

A&E promotion

Public Collaborative Leadership


Influences Decision Makers


Legislated protection


Innovation via New Alternative Fibers



R&D Investments


Scaling to commercial products


Targets & timelines


Aggressively increasing commercial scale


Adoption of Robust Forest Sourcing Policy

Policy adoption

Policy meets all CanopyStyle criteria

Traceability & Transparency

COC & supplier list completed

Track & trace system in place


Public sharing of supplier list

Forest of origin is public and mapped


Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts & Sustainable Sourcing

Producer Is Proactive

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 10.5

Risk of sourcing from Ancient & Endangered forests

Until the company successfully completes the CanopyStyle verification audit and its results are made publicly available, Nanjing Chemical Fiber Company (NCFC) will be considered medium risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests and other controversial areas.

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.