Key Improvements Required
The immediate next step for Yibin Grace is to set the dates for the CanopyStyle third party verification audit, which will verify the progress in policy implementation based on a series of robust indicators.
Given growth projections in the sector, Yibin Grace should proactively screen any future ventures and new supply against the ForestMapper and aggressively build next generation solutions into their fiber projections for the coming years.
Areas where the company is showing leadership
Yibin Grace has demonstrating valuable leadership in proactively outreaching with Canopy to join CanopyStyle. In just a few months, the company has formalized and launched public its Forest Sourcing Policy with Canopy, and is now ready to initiate the independent audit. The company is also promoting itself as very innovative and Canopy looks forward to better understanding its role in being a ‘national circular economy pilot enterprises’.
Number of viscose, lyocell and dissolving pulp mills + location and production volumes
Yibin Grace has 2 viscose staple fiber 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 fiber (MMCF) and nonwovens, mainly standard viscose fibers, rayon and viscose filament yarn.
Like many other viscose producers, the company is expected to be sourcing a large variety of tree species.