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
Key Improvements Required
- Accelerate the of use of Next Generation Fibre Solutions in order to meet or exceed the aspirational targets outlined in the Vision: 20% by 2021, and 50% by 2030.
- Continue to engage dissolving pulp suppliers, with Canopy’s support, to confirm low risk and/or risk mitigation measures and work towards elimination of all risk.
- Prioritize the integration and sourcing of Next Generation Solution technologies and feedstocks for future expansion plans and new suppliers. At a minimum, continue to use ForestMapper and complementary guidance documents such as the advice note of Ancient and Endangered Forests and the Dissolving Pulp Classification to ensure no sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests.
- 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.
Areas where the company is showing leadership
Sanyou has shown continuous leadership over the last number of years, as they have:
- Successfully trialed, and begun commercial production of initial volumes of viscose staple fibre made from 50% post-consumer recycled cotton textiles, supplied by Swedish company Re:newcell.
- Deeply engaged with dissolving pulp suppliers in gathering sourcing information and engaged supply chain partners to participate in large-scale conservation solutions such as in Canada’s Boreal Forest.
- Signed on to the Next Generation Vision for Viscose.
Number of viscose, lyocell and dissolving pulp mills + location and production volumes
The Tangshan Sanyou Group Company Limited owns two viscose mills and owns one dissolving pulp mill.
- Tangshan Sanyou Xingda Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd.
- Tangshan Sanyou Yuanda Fiber Co Ltd.
Together these mills have a combined viscose capacity of 800 000 tonnes.
Tangshan Sanyou Group owns the subsidiary Dongguang Pulp Co. Ltd – a Chinese dissolving pulp mill which uses cotton linter as raw material. The annual capacity is 170 000 tonnes.
Man-made cellulosic fiber (MMCF) and nonwovens, dissolving pulp, standard viscose fibres, rayon and others including bamboo, modal, pearl, corn protein, dope-dyed, bamboo.
Tangshan Sanyou uses a diversity of tree species such as eucalyptus, birch, spruce, pine, and others.
Tangshan Sanyou introduced ReVisco, a viscose staple fibre made from 50% post-consumer recycled content dissolving pulp supplied by re:newcell. ReVisco was launched into the marketplace in 2020.