Silver Hawk

Silver Hawk Group owning Shandong Yinying Chemical Fiber Co. Ltd.

Shandong province, China

Audit required

1. Completion of CanopyStyle Third Party Verification Audits

1.1 Undertaking Annual Audits

1.2 Audits Public and Results Acted On

1.3 Audit Risk Results

2. Contribution to Conservation Legacies

2.1 Public support web/panels

2.2 International conservation

2.3 Influences Decision Makers

2.4 Legislated Protection

2.5 Extra Respon­sibilities

3. Innovation via New Alternative Fibers

3.1 Partnerships

3.2 R&D Investments

3.3 Scaling to Commercial Products

3.4 Targets & Timelines

3.5 10% of pulp is NG

3.6 Contributing to Collective Goal

3.7 Aggressively Increasing Commercial Scale

4. Adoption of Robust Forest Sourcing Policy

4.1 Policy Adoption

4.2 Policy Meets All CanopyStyle Criteria

5. Traceability, Transparency, and Sustainable Sourcing

5.1 Track & Trace System In-Place

5.2 Public Sharing of Supplier List

5.3 Conducts Due Diligence

6. Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts

6.1 Proactive outreach/ Inspires Leadership

6.2 FSC Preference

6.3 Forest Mapper Support

6.4 Using the Dissolving Pulp Mill Classification

7. Associated with High Risk of Sourcing from Ancient & Endangered Forests and other Controversial Sources

7.1 Risk is Known


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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.


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.


In the future, criteria will be built out by ZDHC to apply V2.0 of ZDHC MMCF Guidelines, including air emissions and responsible fibre production.



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Risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests

Until the company successfully completes a CanopyStyle Audit and its results are made publicly available, Silver Hawk may have 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 company has not yet developed and adopted a Wood and Pulp Sourcing Policy commitment. The immediate next step for Silver Hawk 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.
  • 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, Silver Hawk 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

Silver Hawk attended the CanopyStyle Summit in China in 2019. However, despite attempts by Canopy to contact and follow up, to date there has been no engagement.

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

Silver Hawk Group produces man-made cellulosic fibre (MMCF) and nonwovens, mainly standard viscose fibres and rayon at two viscose staple fibre mills: 

  • Xinjiang Tiantai (formerly called Xinjiang Silver Hawk), located near Wulumuqi City, Xinjiang Region, China, with viscose production capacity of 160 000 tonnes.           
  • Shandong Silver Hawk mill, located in Shandong Province, China, with viscose production capacity of 80 000 tonnes.