Nanjing Chemical Fibre Co. Ltd.

Nanjing, China

Known risk confirmed in audit

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

2.3 Influences Decision Makers

2.4 Legislated Protection


2.5 Extra Respon­sibilities


3. Innovation via New Alternative Fibers

3.1 Partnerships


3.2 R&D Investments


3.3 Scaling to Commercial Products


3.4 Targets & Timelines

3.5 Contributing to Collective Goal


3.6 Aggressively Increasing Commercial Scale


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


5.3 Public Sharing of Supplier List

5.4 Proactive Sourcing Decisions

6. Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts

6.1 Proactive Sourcing Decisions

6.2 FSC Preference

6.3 Forest Mapper Support

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


7.2 Initial Action Taken to Address Risk

7.3 Sourcing Risk Has Been Resolved


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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.


ZDHC Responsible Fibre Production Guidelines ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines (evaluated in 2020, worth 3 points) ZDHC Air Emissions Guidelines.



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Risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests

The company resumed engagement with Canopy in 2020, and in 2021 conducted and published its first CanopyStyle Audit. The audit does not confirm low risk, but does show that the company is taking steps to better understand and address risks.

Key Improvements Required

  • As a first step, the company should conduct further due diligence on any suppliers with potential risk, and develop mitigation measures where risk is identified.
  • Explore and integrate Next Generation fibre solutions into products in order to exceed the targets set out in the Next Generation Vision for Viscose: 50% by 2030.
  • Where virgin fibres are required, procure increasingly higher volumes of FSC 100% certified inputs from sources that have achieved FSC Forest Management certification on the ground and ensure they are not coming from Ancient and Endangered Forests.

Areas where the company is showing leadership

The company has shown leadership, such as:

  • Nanjing has completed and published its first CanopyStyle Audit. The company has shown leadership by publicly supporting ForestMapper and supporting conservation solutions.
  • The company took action to eliminate high risk sources in 2016-2017.
  • The company supports the targets and timelines of the Next Generation Vision for Viscose.
  • The company provided a letter to support conservation solutions in key priority Ancient and Endangered Forests in 2021.

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

Nanjing Chemical Fibre Co., Ltd. owns one viscose staple fibre mill in Jiangsu China, with production capacity for viscose staple fiber of 100, 000 tonnes.

An additional mill is currently under construction in Nanjing but not yet operational. This will be a lyocell project with a projected annual output of 40, 000 tonnes.