Weifang Xinlong (formerly: CTHC Helon)

Shandong Helon’s (CHTC Helon Co. Ltd.) a subsidiary of the CHTC Network Group.

Weifang, China

3
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AR
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Audit required

1. Completion of CanopyStyle Third Party Verification Audits

1.1 Undertaking Annual Audits

n/a

1.2 Audits Public and Results Acted On

n/a

1.3 Audit Risk Results

n/a

2. Contribution to Conservation Legacies

2.1 International Targets

2.2 Public Collaborative Leadership

n/a

2.3 Influences Decision Makers

n/a

2.4 Legislated Protection

n/a

2.5 Extra Respon­sibilities

n/a

3. Innovation via New Alternative Fibers

3.1 Partnerships

n/a

3.2 R&D Investments

n/a

3.3 Scaling to Commercial Products

n/a

3.4 Targets & Timelines

n/a

3.5 Contributing to Collective Goal

n/a

3.6 Aggressively Increasing Commercial Scale

n/a

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 Using the Dissolving Pulp Classification

n/a

5.2 Track & Trace System In-Place

n/a

5.3 Public Sharing of Supplier List

n/a

5.4 Proactive Sourcing Decisions

n/a

6. Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts

6.1 Proactive Sourcing Decisions

n/a

6.2 FSC Preference

n/a

6.3 Forest Mapper Support

n/a

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

7.1 Risk Is Known and No Action Is Taken

n/a

7.2 Initial Action Taken to Address Risk

7.3 Sourcing Risk Has Been Resolved

n/a

Total:

Buttons 3

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

ZDHC Responsible Fibre Production Guidelines ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines (evaluated in 2020, worth 3 points) ZDHC Air Emissions Guidelines.

N/A

Total:

0 Points

Risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests

Until the company successfully completes the CanopyStyle Audit and its results are made publicly available, Weifang Xinlong 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 next step for Weifang Xinlong is to initiate the independent third party CanopyStyle Audit to verify progress in implementing its Wood and Pulp Sourcing Policy.
  • Use ForestMapper and complementary guidance documents such as the Dissolving Pulp Mill Classification to ensure no sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests.
  • Prioritize the integration and sourcing of Next Generation Solution technologies and feedstocks for future expansion plans and new suppliers.
  • Following auditing, Weifang Xinlong 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.
  • 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

Weifang Xinlong has recently been in dialogue with Canopy, however, the company has not yet progressed in fulfilling its policy commitment.

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

Weifang Xinlong owns one viscose mill.

Weifang’s viscose production capacity is 200 000 tonnes.

They produce man-made cellulosic fibre (MMCF) and nonwovens, mainly standard viscose fibres and rayon with some viscose filament.