Xinjiang Zhongtai Textile Co., Ltd. (including Xinjiang Fulida and Alaer Fulida)

4.5
0
AR
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Audit required

Completion of CanopyStyle Third Party Verification Audits

Undertaking Annual Audits

n/a

Audits Public and Results Acted On

n/a

Audit risk results

n/a

Contribution to Conservation Legacies

International Targets

n/a

Public Collaborative Leadership

n/a

Influences Decision Makers

n/a

Legislated protection

n/a

Extra Respon­sibilities

n/a

Innovation via New Alternative Fibers

Partnerships

n/a

R&D Investments

n/a

Scaling to commercial products

n/a

Targets & timelines

n/a

Contributing to Collective Goal

n/a

Aggressively Increasing Commercial Scale

n/a

Adoption of Robust Forest Sourcing Policy

Policy adoption

Policy meets all CanopyStyle criteria

Traceability, Transparency, and Sustainable Sourcing

Using the Dissolving Pulp Classification

n/a

Track & trace system in place

n/a

Public sharing of supplier list

n/a

Proactive sourcing decisions

n/a

Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts

Proactive Sourcing Decisions

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

n/a

Initial action taken to adress risk

n/a

Sourcing risk has been resolved

n/a

Total:

Buttons 4.5

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. (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

Total:

0 Points

Risk of sourcing from Ancient & Endangered forests

Zhongtai Textile Company has started to engaged in CanopyStyle in 2019. The company developed and adopted a Wood and Pulp Sourcing Policy commitment in fall 2019. The company is currently in contract negotiations for the verification audit, however, until the company successfully completes the CanopyStyle verification audit and its results are made publicly available, the company will be considered at risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests and other controversial areas. 

Key Improvements Required

  • Complete the audit process followed by the joint publication of the audit report by end of year 2020.
  • Prioritize the integration and sourcing of Next Generation Solution technologies and feedstocks for future expansion plans and new suppliers. At a minimum, 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.
  • Trial, adopt, and scale up Next Generation Fibre Solutions in order to meet or exceed the aspirational targets outlined in the Vision: 20% by 2021, and 50% by 2030.
  • 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

The company has reached out to engage in discussions with Canopy and has attended a CanopyStyle Audit training and is now in contract negotiations for the verification audit.

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

Xinjiang Zhongtai Textile Co., Ltd. owns two mills in China which produce viscose staple fibre.

The total production capacity of viscose staple fibre is 500 000 tonnes.