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