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.
Key Improvements Required
- The immediate next step for Shandong Yamei is to formalize an agreement with an 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.
- Use ForestMapper and complementary guidance documents such as the Dissolving Pulp Mill Classification to ensure that all current and any new suppliers are not sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests.
- Following auditing, Shandong Yamei can then address any sourcing issues that are identified and progress on remaining sustainability steps, such as supporting conservation solutions and driving the use of new alternative fibres.
Areas where the company is showing leadership
Despite continued dialogue with Canopy, the company is not yet moving forward with the audit and therefore it cannot be confirmed if they are progressing in fulfilling policy commitment made in 2015.
Number of viscose, lyocell and dissolving pulp mills + location and production volumes
Shandong Yamei has one viscose mill.
Total capacity of 300 000 tonnes per year.
In 2020, due to covid, production dropped to 200 000 tonnes. No new information regarding 2021 volumes has been made available.
They produce man-made cellulosic fibre (MMCF) and nonwovens, mainly standard viscose fibres and rayon.