Key Improvements Required
- Continue to engage with suppliers to address risk and improve practices.
- Use ForestMapper to ensure future expansion and new suppliers are not located in Ancient and Endangered Forests.
- We recommend that the company move quickly to have 80-100% of new production capacity originate from Next Generation Solution feedstock and move assertively to substitute alternatives for any current reliance on sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests by the end of 2020.
- To prioritize the development of products that meet or surpass the current market expectation for viscose and filament yarn products containing at least 50% Next Generation raw material input.
Areas where the company is showing leadership
Xinxiang Chemical Fiber is moving actively and quickly after proactively contacting Canopy, adopting a policy and initiating the audit. 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 fibre inputs. It has also supported conservation solutions, the ForestMapper tool, and has shown a commitment to the development of Next Generation fibre solutions.
Number of viscose, lyocell and dissolving pulp mills + location and production volumes
Xinxiang Bailu Chemical Fiber has two viscose mills in China.
Xinxiang’s total MMCF fibre production capacity is 80 000 tonnes.
Xinxiang Bailu Chemical Fiber produces man-made cellulosic fiber (MMCF) and nonwovens, mainly standard viscose fibres and rayon, as well as bamboo viscose fibre and soybean viscose fibre. The viscose rayon and viscose staple fibre has a registered trademark “Bailu”. The company’s products are sold to more than 30 countries and regions, such as Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea and India.
Like many other viscose producers, Xinxiang Bailu uses a diversity of tree species. However, the company is not sharing this information publicly.