Key Improvements Required
The immediate next step for Shandong Yamei is to formalize agreement with the auditor to initiate the third party verification of progress indicators in policy implementation and additional solutions proposed by the CanopyStyle initiative. Following the first annual CanopyStyle Audit findings, Shandong Yamei 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 new alternative fibers.
Given growth projections in the sector, Shandong Yamei should proactively screen any future ventures and 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
In 2016, Shandong Yamei presented, alongside Canopy and partner brands, at the China Chemical Fiber Association (CCF Group) conference, to promote the protection of ancient forests and the need for sustainable sourcing. We are unaware of any significant leadership by the company on these issues since then.
Number of viscose, lyocell and dissolving pulp mills + location and production volumes
Shandong Yamei has 1 viscose mill.
• Total production capacity of 300 000 tonnes.
The produce man-made cellulosic fiber (MMCF) and nonwovens, mainly standard viscose fibers and rayon.
Shandong Yamei uses a diversity of tree species such as eucalyptus, spruce, pine, Hemlock, maple, birch and others.