Nanjing Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd.

Nanjing, China

Audit in process

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 10

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

The company has resumed engagement with Canopy in 2020 and is currently negotiating the contract for undergoing a first CanopyStyle Audit. The audit is expected to take place in the fall of 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.
  • Following auditing, the company will be expected to address any controversial sourcing issues that are identified and progress on remaining sustainability steps, such as supporting conservation solutions and driving the use of new alternative fibres.
  • Where virgin fibres are used and they are not coming from key priority Ancient and Endangered Forests, procure higher volumes of FSC 100% certified inputs from sources that have achieved FSC Forest Management certification on the ground.

Areas where the company is showing leadership

The company has shown leadership, as:

  • When prompted, Nanjing Chemical Fiber (NCFC) engages in dialogue with Canopy.
  • Nanjing Chemical Fiber (NCFC) has shown leadership by publicly supporting ForestMapper.
  • The company has also previously taken action to eliminate high risk sources in 2016-2017, additional progress on addressing risk will be confirmed in the upcoming audit.
  • The company supports the targets and timelines of the Next Generation Vision for Viscose.

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

Nanjing NCFC owns two mills in China which produces viscose staple fibre and viscose filament yarn.                 

  • The production capacity of viscose filament yarn in Nanjing was 10 000 tonnes. Closed
  • The production capacity for viscose staple fibre in Jiangsu is 85 000 tonnes. 

The company closed its viscose filament production line in October 2018 to implement industrial transformation and environmental compliance. The company is retrofitting the staple fibre plant to a lyocell project with a projected annual output of 40 000 tonnes.