SilverHawk

SilverHawk Group owning Shandong Yinying Chemical Fiber Co. Ltd.

Shandong province, China

-5
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AR
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Audit required

Completion of CanopyStyle Third Party Verification Audits

Undertaking Annual Audits

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Audits Public and Results Acted On

n/a

Audit risk results

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Contribution to Conservation Legacies

International Targets

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Public Collaborative Leadership

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Influences Decision Makers

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Legislated protection

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Extra Respon­sibilities

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Innovation via New Alternative Fibers

Partnerships

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R&D Investments

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Scaling to commercial products

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Targets & timelines

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Contributing to Collective Goal

n/a

Aggressively Increasing Commercial Scale

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Adoption of Robust Forest Sourcing Policy

Policy adoption

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Policy meets all CanopyStyle criteria

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Traceability, Transparency, and Sustainable Sourcing

Using the Dissolving Pulp Classification

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Track & trace system in place

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Public sharing of supplier list

n/a

Proactive sourcing decisions

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Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts

Proactive Sourcing Decisions

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FSC preference

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Forest Mapper support

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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

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Total:

Buttons -5

Chemical Management

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. (worth 2 points)

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

Total:

0 Points

Risk of sourcing from Ancient & Endangered forests

Canopy has been reaching out to SilverHawk for the last two years. Although theyattended the CanopyStyle Summits in China in 2019, the company has not been actively engaged in CanopyStyle.

The company is considered at high risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests and other controversial sources. Canopy recommends a considered approach by the marketplace at this stage.

Key Improvements Required

  • The company has not yet developed and adopted a Wood and Pulp Sourcing Policy commitment. The immediate next step for SilverHawk is to develop a strong sourcing policy.
  • Once this is accomplished, the next action required for its implementation will be to share sourcing data and to complete third party verification through the CanopyStyle Audit process.
  • Prioritize the integration and sourcing of Next Generation Solution technologies and feedstocks for future expansion plans and new suppliers. At minimum, use ForestMapper and complementary guidance documents such as the advice note of Ancient and Endangered Forests and the Dissolving Pulp Classification to ensure that all current and any new suppliers are not sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests.
  • Following auditing, the company 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 the use of new alternative fibres.
  • Procure higher volumes of FSC 100% certified inputs increasing volumes coming from virgin sources that have achieved FSC Forest Management on the ground.

Areas where the company is showing leadership

No significant leadership shown to date.

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

Silver Hawk Group has two viscose staple fibre 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.

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

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