Key Improvements Required
Sateri is expected to eliminate and/or address areas of high risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests or other controversial sources. The priority is for Sateri to develop an action plan with time-bound milestones for the company to use its influence with APRIL, their supplier in Indonesia, to address associated ecological and/or social risks and to monitor clear indications of progress and changes in APRIL’s practices/operations.
Sateri is one of the founding member of the new alliance of viscose producers in China, called the Collaboration for Sustainable Viscose in China or CV. Sateri is encouraged to use its leadership position within that group to ensure that the CV roadmap aligns its raw material sourcing criteria with the policy commitments of Sateri to avoid sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests.
Given growth projections, Sateri should proactively screen any future ventures against the ForestMapper and aggressively build next generation solutions into their fiber projections for the coming years.
Areas where the company is showing leadership
Sateri is actively engaged in dialogue with Canopy and customer brands.
The company is one of the first global viscose fiber producers to complete and release publicly the CanopyStyle Audit.
Sateri has also joined the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme as a contributor.
Number of viscose, lyocell and dissolving pulp mills + location and production volumes
Sateri owns 3 viscose mills in China, for an annual production capacity of 800 000 tonnes of viscose staple fiber.
• Sateri Jiangxi mill in China has a production capacity of 225 000 tonnes of viscose staple fiber.
• Sateri Fujian viscose staple fiber production facility has a production capacity of 290 000 tonnes.
• Sateri Jiujiang fiber mill has a production capacity of 285 000 tonnes.
• In January, 2015 Sateri Holdings Limited separated into two distinct corporate entities, “Bracell Limited” and “Pacific Viscose Limited”. Bracell Limited owns and operates timberland in Brazil and the Bahia Specialty Cellulose dissolving pulp mill in Bahia, Brazil. It is one of the largest manufacturers supplying more than 10% of the world’s dissolving pulp.
Sateri produces man-made cellulosic fiber (MMCF) and nonwovens, mainly standard viscose fibers and rayon.
Sateri uses a diversity of tree species such as eucalyptus, aspen, maples, jack pine, fir, Hemlock, spruce, pine, birch and others.