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
- 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.
- Prioritize the integration and sourcing of Next Generation Solution technologies and feedstocks for future expansion plans and new suppliers.
- Continue to build awareness of the status of Ancient and Endangered Forests in the countries from which they source their fibre, and provide support for efforts to protect them.
- Continue to use ForestMapper and complementary guidance documents such as the Dissolving Pulp Mill Classification to avoid sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests.
- Where virgin fibres are unavoidable 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
Xinxiang Chemical Fiber has made significant gains in the past year, moving up from partial-dark-green to dark green shirt (from 25.5 to 30 buttons).
- Has consistently engaged with the CanopyStyle initiative over time, and has proactively addressed risk in its supply chain.
- Developed an action plan to address outstanding issues identified in its second audit.
- Agreed to work with Canopy in a process to proactively avoid risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests when looking to expand their operations.
- Increased its use of FSC mixed fibre inputs.
- Uses Canopy’s ForestMapper tool to avoid sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests.
- Provided a letter to support conservation solutions in key priority Ancient and Endangered Forests in 2021 and 2022.
- Supported the call for protecting 30% of the world’s Ancient and Endangered Forests by 2030, in a letter from MMCF producers to countries that are party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
- Demonstrated an awareness of the status of Ancient and Endangered Forests in the countries from which they source, and efforts to protect them.
- Initiated a plan to reduce carbon emissions by 40% by 2035 and become carbon neutral by 2055.
Next Generation Solutions:
- Has a product called BaiLu-Eco which uses pulp containing 5% post-consumer recycled cotton.
- Signed on to the Next Generation Vision for Viscose, which aims to achieve 50% of all feedstock from Next Gen sources by 2030.
Number of viscose, lyocell and dissolving pulp mills + location and production volumes
Xinxiang Chemical Fiber now produces a viscose filament yarn with 5% post-consumer recycled cotton textiles, called Bailu-Eco.
Xinxiang Chemical Fiber (Bailu) 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 that provides feedstock, located near Wulumuqi City, Xinjiang Region, China.
Xinxiang Chemical Fiber (Bailu) produces man-made cellulosic fiber (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 in more than 30 countries and regions, such as Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and India.