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

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Audits Public and Results Acted On

n/a

Audit risk results

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Contribution to Conservation Legacies

A&E promotion

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Public Collaborative Leadership

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Influences Decision Makers

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Legislated protection

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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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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

COC & supplier list completed

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Track & trace system in place

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Public sharing of supplier list

n/a

Forest of origin is public and mapped

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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

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Total:

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Risk of sourcing from Ancient & Endangered forests

Although SilverHawk attended 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 wood fiber sourcing policy.
  • Once this is accomplished, the next action required for its implementation will be to share sourcing data and to obtain third party verification through the CanopyStyle audit.
  • Use ForestMapper to ensure future expansion plans and ventures are not located in Ancient and Endangered Forests. We recommend that the company move quickly to have 80-100% of new production capacity originate from Next Generation Solution feedstock and move assertively to substitute alternatives for any current reliance on sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests by the end of 2020.
  • To prioritize the development of products that meet or surpass the current market expectation for viscose products containing at least 50% Next Generation raw material input.

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.

The 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.