Tangshan Sanyou

Tangshan Sanyou Xingda Chemical Fiber Co. part of the Tangshan Sanyou Group Company Limited

Tangshan, China

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Audit in process

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

Total:

Buttons 30

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.

N/A

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.

N/A

Total:

2 Points

Risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests

Tangshan Sanyou completed and released the results of their second CanopyStyle Audit in September 2020. The audit confirmed that Tangshan Sanyou had taken immediate action to remove all known high risks in their supply chain. Through their policy implementation and audit process, the company has taken meaningful actions to improve transparency and to help fill information gaps, when incomplete raw materials sourcing information was provided by some of their dissolving pulp suppliers. 

While the audit did not fully confirm low risk, the company is engaging its supply chain partners to gather sourcing information to assess and is actively working to address sourcing risks including requiring suppliers to attain Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and implement science-based conservation planning of Ancient and Endangered Forests through supply contracts. 

Tangshan Sanyou is set to commence its third audit in Fall 2022. 

Key Improvements Required

  • Complete a third CanopyStyle Audit, publish the results, and update the action plan to reflect the resulting recommendations.  
  • Accelerate the use of Next Generation Fibre Solutions in order to meet or exceed the aspirational targets outlined in the Next Generation Vision for Viscose in all its product lines.
  • Continue to engage dissolving pulp suppliers, with Canopy’s support, to confirm low risk and/or risk mitigation measures and work towards the elimination of all risk.
  • Where virgin fibres are used and they are not coming from key priority Ancient and Endangered Forests, procure higher volumes of FSC 100% certified inputs from sources that have achieved FSC Forest Management certification on the ground.
  • Provide letters to support conservation solutions in key priority Ancient and Endangered Forests.

Areas where the company is showing leadership

By taking action in a variety of different areas, Tangshan Sanyou has moved up from partial-dark green, to dark green shirt (from 27.5 to 30 buttons). 

Sourcing: 

  • Agreed to work with Canopy in a formal process to proactively avoid risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests when looking to expand their operations or consider new sources.   
  • Increased their commitment to transparency and for the first time in 2022, published the names and locations of all suppliers. 

Conservation:  

  • Provided a letter to support conservation solutions in key priority Ancient and Endangered Forests in 2022.  
  • Supported the call for protecting 30% of the world’s Ancient and Endangered Forests by 2030, in a letter from MMCF producers to countries that are party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). 
  • Demonstrated awareness of the status of Ancient and Endangered Forests in the countries from which they source, and efforts to protect them and engaged supply chain partners to increase large-scale conservation solutions in Canada’s Boreal Forests. 

Next Generation Solutions: 

  • Produces commercially available viscose staple fibre made from 50% post-consumer recycled cotton textiles, called Revisco.
  • Entered into a long-term partnership with Renewcell which has enabled the innovator to secure investment and open a new mill.
  • Actively promotes its collaboration with Canopy and the use of Next Gen fibres.  

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

Tangshan Sanyou now produces a viscose staple fibre made from 50% post-consumer recycled content dissolving pulp called ReVisco. With pulp supplied by Renewcell, ReVisco was launched into the marketplace in 2020. 

The Tangshan Sanyou Group Company Limited produces man-made cellulosic fibre and nonwovens, dissolving pulp, standard viscose fibres, rayon and others including bamboo, modal, pearl, corn protein, dope-dyed. Tangshan Sanyou owns two viscose mills and one dissolving pulp mill named Tangshan Sanyou Xingda Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. and Tangshan Sanyou Yuanda Fiber Co Ltd., are located in Caofeidian new district, Tangshan, Hebei Province, China. 

Together these mills have a combined viscose capacity of 860 000 tonnes and 500 tonnes of lyocell.   

Tangshan Sanyou Group owns the subsidiary Dongguang Pulp Co. Ltd – a Chinese dissolving pulp mill that uses cotton linter as raw material. The annual capacity is 170 000 tonnes.