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.