SilverHawk

SilverHawk Group owning Shandong Yinying Chemical Fiber Co. Ltd.

Shandong province, China

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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

n/a

Public Collaborative Leadership

n/a

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

n/a

Policy meets all CanopyStyle criteria

n/a

Traceability & Transparency

COC & supplier list completed

n/a

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

n/a

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 -5

Risk of sourcing from Ancient & Endangered forests

Silver Hawk is a viscose producer that has been expanding capacity and has newly made its way to the Canopy Top list of viscose producer – by production capacity. This means that engagement with the company has only started very recently.  In fact, Canopy has outreached to Silver Hawk starting in May 2018.  At the time of writing this report, Silver Hawk has been slow to respond.

Key Improvements Required

The immediate next step for Silver Hawk is to formalize and make public a forest sourcing policy with Canopy, which should soon after be followed by the initiation of the CanopyStyle third party verification audit.

Given growth projections in the sector, Silver Hawk 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

Silver Hawk is encouraged to demonstrate leadership moving forward.

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

Silver Hawk Group has 2 viscose staple fiber mills in China.

• Xinjiang Silver Hawk mill viscose production capacity is 160 000 tonnes.                                                                     • Shandong Silver Hawk mill viscose production capacity is 75 000 tonnes.

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

Like many other viscose producers, the company is expected to be sourcing a large variety of tree species.