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

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

Xinxiang, China

25.5
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Actively engaging suppliers - no known high risk

1. Completion of CanopyStyle Third Party Verification Audits

1.1 Undertaking Annual Audits

1.2 Audits Public and Results Acted On

1.3 Audit Risk Results

2. Contribution to Conservation Legacies

2.1 International Targets

2.2 Public Collaborative Leadership

2.3 Influences Decision Makers

2.4 Legislated Protection

n/a

2.5 Extra Respon­sibilities

n/a

3. Innovation via New Alternative Fibers

3.1 Partnerships

3.2 R&D Investments

3.3 Scaling to Commercial Products

3.4 Targets & Timelines

3.5 Contributing to Collective Goal

3.6 Aggressively Increasing Commercial Scale

n/a

4. Adoption of Robust Forest Sourcing Policy

4.1 Policy Adoption

4.2 Policy Meets All CanopyStyle Criteria

5. Traceability, Transparency, and Sustainable Sourcing

5.1 Using the Dissolving Pulp Classification

5.2 Track & Trace System In-Place

5.3 Public Sharing of Supplier List

5.4 Proactive Sourcing Decisions

6. Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts

6.1 Proactive Sourcing Decisions

6.2 FSC Preference

6.3 Forest Mapper Support

7. Associated with High Risk of Sourcing from Ancient & Endangered Forests and other Controversial Sources

7.1 Risk Is Known and No Action Is Taken

n/a

7.2 Initial Action Taken to Address Risk

n/a

7.3 Sourcing Risk Has Been Resolved

Total:

Buttons 25.5

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.

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.

N/A

ZDHC Responsible Fibre Production Guidelines ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines (evaluated in 2020, worth 3 points) ZDHC Air Emissions Guidelines.

N/A

Total:

1 Point

Risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests

Actively engaging suppliers – no known high risk

Xinxiang Chemical Fiber published its first CanopyStyle Audit in December 2019, and acted quickly to eliminate known high risk in its supply chain. The first 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 underway and is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

Key Improvements Required

  • Continue to engage and consider suppliers to address risk and improve practices.
  • 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: 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 Dissolving Pulp Mill 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 it 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.
  • The company provided a letter to support conservation solutions in key priority Ancient and Endangered Forests in 2021. Launched a new product called Bai-Lu Eco which uses pulp containing 5% post-consumer recycled cotton.
  • Supported conservation solutions, the ForestMapper tool, and signed on to the Next Generation Vision for Viscose.
  • Developed an action plan to address outstanding issues identified in its first 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.
  • Undertaking second CanopyStyle Audit.
  • Initiated a plan to reduce carbon emissions by 40% by 2035 and become carbon neutral by 2055.

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.

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 to more 30 countries and regions, such as Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and India.