Xinxiang Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. (Known as Bailu Group) (viscose filament yarn)

Xinxiang Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. owned by the Bailu Group

Xinxiang, China

23.5
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Actively engaging suppliers - no known high risk

Completion of CanopyStyle Third Party Verification Audits

Undertaking Annual Audits

Audits Public and Results Acted On

Audit risk results

Contribution to Conservation Legacies

International Targets

Public Collaborative Leadership

Influences Decision Makers

Legislated protection

n/a

Extra Respon­sibilities

n/a

Innovation via New Alternative Fibers

Partnerships

R&D Investments

Scaling to commercial products

n/a

Targets & timelines

Contributing to Collective Goal

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

Track & trace system in place

Public sharing of supplier list

Proactive sourcing decisions

Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts

Proactive Sourcing Decisions

FSC preference

Forest Mapper support

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

Total:

Buttons 23.5

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:

1 Point

Risk of sourcing from Ancient & Endangered forests

Actively engaging suppliers – no known high risk.

Xinxiang Chemical Fiber published its first CanopyStyle Audit in December 2019, and has acted quickly to eliminate known high risk in its supply chain. The audit does not fully confirm low risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests and other controversial sources, but does confirm the company is working to implement its policy at all levels of operations and by engaging suppliers with potential risk. A second CanopyStyle Audit is recommended.  

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.

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.