Shandong Yamei

Shandong Yamei Technology Co., Ltd a subsidiary of the Shandong Bohi Industry Co. Ltd.

Shanghai, China

4.5/35

Completion of CanopyStyle Third Party Verification Audits

Undertaking Annual Audits

n/a

Audits Public and Results Acted On

n/a

Audit risk results

n/a

Contribution to Conservation Legacies

A&E promotion

Public Collaborative Leadership

Influences Decision Makers

n/a

Legislated protection

n/a

Innovation via New Alternative Fibers

Partnerships

n/a

R&D Investments

n/a

Scaling to commercial products

n/a

Targets & timelines

n/a

Aggressively increasing commercial scale

n/a

Adoption of Robust Forest Sourcing Policy

Policy adoption

Policy meets all CanopyStyle criteria

Traceability & Transparency

COC & supplier list completed

Track & trace system in place

n/a

Public sharing of supplier list

n/a

Forest of origin is public and mapped

n/a

Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts & Sustainable Sourcing

Producer Is Proactive

FSC preference

n/a

Forest Mapper support

n/a

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

n/a

Sourcing risk has been resolved

n/a

Total:

Buttons 4.5

Risk of sourcing from Ancient & Endangered forests

Until the company successfully completes the CanopyStyle verification audit and its results are made publicly available, Shandong Yamei will be considered at risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests and other controversial areas. 

Canopy recommends a considered approach by the marketplace at this stage.

Key Improvements Required

  • The immediate next step for Shandong Yamei is to formalize agreement with the auditor to initiate the third party audit to verify progress in implementing its Wood and Pulp Sourcing Policy as well as other elements of the CanopyStyle initiative.
  • Following auditing, 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.
  • Use ForestMapper to ensure future expansion plans and ventures are not located in Ancient and Endangered Forests. We recommend that the company move quickly to have 80-100% of new production capacity originate from Next Generation Solution feedstock and move assertively to substitute alternatives for any reliance on sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests by the end of 2020.
  • To prioritize the development of products that meet or surpass the current market expectation for viscose products containing at least 50% Next Generation raw material input.

Areas where the company is showing leadership

Despite continued dialogue with Canopy, the company is not moving forward and has not progressed in fulfilling its policy. The company attended CanopyStyle’s 2019 Shanghai Summit with brands, innovators and producers.

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

Shandong Yamei has one viscose mill.

• Total production capacity of 300 000 tonnes.

The produce man-made cellulosic fibre (MMCF) and nonwovens, mainly standard viscose fibres and rayon.

Shandong Yamei uses a diversity of tree species such as eucalyptus, spruce, pine, Hemlock, maple, birch and others.