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.
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.
Key Improvements Required
- Complete the audit process and publish audit results by mid 2023.
- Use ForestMapper and complementary guidance documents such as the Dissolving Pulp Mill Classification to avoid 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.
- Where virgin fibres are used, make sure the fibres do not come from Ancient and Endangered Forests, and that wood fibre that is used is FSC certified while increasing the volume of FSC 100% certified inputs from sources that have achieved FSC Forest Management certification on the ground over time.
Areas where the company is showing leadership
The company reached out to engage in discussions with Canopy and has attended a CanopyStyle Audit training, and has had multiple conversations with Canopy.
More recently Zhongtai has initiated dialog with auditors with the goal of conducting its first CanopyStyle Audit. This move and recent discussions with Canopy suggest that the company is looking to verify and address any potential risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests.
Number of viscose, lyocell and dissolving pulp mills + location and production volumes
Xinjiang Zhongtai Textile Co., Ltd. Has a total production capacity of 700,000 tonnes of viscose staple fibre and owns two mills located near Wulumuqi City, Xinjiang Region, China, which produce viscose staple fibre.