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
- Continue to engage and consider suppliers to address risk and improve practices.
- Finalize a contract to conduct a second CanopyStyle Audit in late 2020 or early 2021.
- Publish locations of all suppliers, on company website.
- Accelerate the use of Next Generation fibre solutions in order to meet or exceed the targets set out in the Next Generation Vision for Viscose: 20% by 2021, and 50% by 2030.
- 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
The company has shown leadership, as:
- The company has shown a strong desire to engage with the CanopyStyle initiative, has been proactively addressing risk in its supply chain, supporting the conservation of Ancient and Endangered Forests amongst its peers, and increasing its use of FSC mixed fibre inputs.
- It has also supported conservation solutions, the ForestMapper tool, and signed on to the Next Generation Vision for Viscose.
Number of viscose, lyocell and dissolving pulp mills + location and production volumes
Xinxiang Bailu Chemical Fiber has two viscose mills (both filament yarn) in China.
Xinxiang’s total MMCF fibre production capacity is 80 000 tonnes.
Xinxiang chemical fiber Co., Ltd also owns a cotton linter mill (Xinjiang Bailu, currently closed).
Xinxiang Bailu Chemical Fiber produces man-made cellulosic fibre (MMCF) and nonwovens, mainly standard viscose filament yarn, and rayon, as well as bamboo viscose fibre and soybean viscose fibre. The company’s products are sold to more 30 countries and regions, such as Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea and India.
Like many other viscose producers, Xinxiang Bailu uses a diversity of tree species.