Yibin Grace

Yibin Grace (Grace Group) (Viscose staple fibre and viscose filament yarn)

Sichuan province, China

22.5
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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

n/a

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 22.5

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:

0 Points

Risk of sourcing from Ancient & Endangered forests

Actively engaging suppliers – no known high risk.

The CanopyStyle Audit confirmed that Yibin Grace has taken immediate action to remove the known high-risk sources in their supply chain. Since the release of YibinGrace’s first CanopyStyle Audit, which did not fully confirm low risk, the company has engaged its supply chain partners to gather sourcing information and further actions have been taken to eliminate all remaining known high risk, as well as some potential risk. A second CanopyStyle Audit is recommended.  

Key Improvements Required

Yibin Grace is encouraged to continue to progress on their sustainability practices including:

  • Continue to address potential risk in its supply chain through engagement with its suppliers, through a formal action plan.
  • Publish regions where suppliers are located, on the company website.
  • Accelerate the use of Next Generation Fibre Solutions in order to meet or exceed the aspirational targets outlined in the Vision: 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

Yibin Grace has consistently engaged with Canopy since it adopted a Wood and Pulp Sourcing Policy in 2018.

  • The company published its first CanopyStyle audit in 2019.
  • The company has supported conservation solutions, the ForestMapper tool and the Next Generation Vision for Viscose.
  • Yibin Grace has increased the amount of FSC mixed fibre inputs, and is actively investing in Next Generation Fibre Solutions.

Number of viscose, lyocell and dissolving pulp mills + location and production volumes

Yibin Grace has two viscose staple fibre mills and one viscose filament mill in China.

  • Yibin Grace mill viscose production capacity is 250 000 tons.
  • Chengdu Grace Fiber mill viscose production capacity is 100 000 tons.
  • Yibin Grace viscose filament yarn production capacity is 50 000 tons.

They produce man-made cellulosic fibre (MMCF) and nonwovens, mainly standard viscose fibres, rayon and viscose filament yarn.

Like many other viscose producers, the company is expected to be sourcing a large variety of tree species.