Jilin, New York and Vancouver – June 25, 2020: Today, environmental not-for-profit organization Canopy, third-party auditor NEPCon, and Jilin Chemical Fiber Corporation released the results of Jilin’s first CanopyStyle Audit. The company produces man-made cellulosic fiber (MMCF), with headquarters in Jilin province, China.
吉林，纽约和温哥华 – June 25, 2020：今天，非营利性环保组织Canopy、第三方审核机构NEPCon和吉林化纤正式发布吉林化纤首次CanopyStyle审核报告。吉林化纤主要生产人造纤维素纤维（MMCF），总部位于中国吉林省。
The audit report indicates that Jilin Chemical Fiber has acted quickly to implement its CanopyStyle commitments since adopting a policy in Fall 2019. Through the audit process the company has taken actions to address risk in its supply chain, and are tracking towards low risk.
“Canopy is impressed with the action taken by Jilin Chemical Fiber to mitigate risk in its supply chain and eliminate sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests,” said Nicole Rycroft, Canopy’s Executive Director. “We are also very pleased to see the company’s research and investment in low impact alternative fibres, which take pressure off the world’s forests. We hope to see this scale-up in the near future.”
“Jilin is excited to be part of the CanopyStyle initiative, and is eager to continue to work with Canopy to reduce impacts on Ancient and Endangered Forests,” said Mr. Li Kui, vice General Manager & Head of the Council for Sustainable Development of Jilin Chemical Fiber. “We are proud of our work to date, and with the findings of the audit report.”
“NEPCon is pleased to be the independent auditing body for the CanopyStyle initiative, and is particularly proud of making it possible to meet the growing demand for CanopyStyle audits throughout Asia,” stated Jon Jickling, Director of NEPCon Solutions. “Jilin Chemical Fiber was committed to this third-party assessment of their raw material sourcing.”
“NEPcon非常高兴成为CanopyStyle行动的独立第三方审核机构，为亚洲日益增长的审核需求助一臂之力，” NEPCon解决方案总监Jon Jickling表示，“吉林化纤倾力完成此次针对原材料采购的第三方审核。”
Key findings of the audit include:
- Jilin has engaged with suppliers and worked to remove risk in its supply chain in order to implement its policy commitments under the CanopyStyle initiative;
- The company has begun research into the use of low impact alternative fibres, such as recycled textiles;
- The company has begun supporting forest conservation solutions in key areas of Ancient and Endangered Forests.
Moving forward, Canopy recommends that Jilin:
- Continue to engage with suppliers to ensure they are compliant with the company’s’ wood sourcing policy;
- Implement an action plan to increase the amount of FSC-certified fibre used, with a preference for fibre from FSC-certified forests (FSC 100%), and uses FSC certified bamboo;
- Continue to invest in research and development of low impact alternative fibres, such as recycled textiles, with the goal of releasing a fibre line that contains these products.
This audit, which reflects a snapshot in time, is to be conducted annually to ensure that Jilin continues to meet the expectations of the CanopyStyle initiative. The audit findings contribute to the Hot Button Issue Report.
The public report from Jilin’s audit evaluations is available for download here:
For more Information:
Laura Repas Canopy
Gweneth Langdon, NEPCon
Mrs. Sun Yuhui
NEPCon is an international, non-profit organisation working to support better land management and business practices that benefit people, nature and the climate. For 25 years, we work with businesses, smallholders, non-profit organisations and governments on developing solutions to major global challenges such as deforestation and climate change. We focus on forest and climate impact commodities and related sectors. Through a well-developed network of local representatives and contractors, NEPCon offers timely and cost-effective certification services around the world. Our focus on mission and impact differentiates our services and strengthens our credibility.
Canopy is an international not-for-profit environmental organization dedicated to protecting our forests, species and climate. Canopy collaborates with more than 750 companies to develop innovative solutions, to make their fibre supply chains more sustainable, and to help protect our world’s remaining ancient and endangered forests. Canopy’s partners include H&M, Sprint, Target, Penguin Random House, Zara, TC Transcontinental, and Scholastic. Canopy’s work relies on the support of individual donors who share our passion for the planet.
Canopy是一家国际非营利性环保组织，致力于保护全球森林、物种和气候稳定。Canopy拥有750多家伙伴商，为他们提供创新解决方案，促进供应链的可持续性，保护全球尚存的原始濒危森林。Canopy的伙伴商包括H&M, Sprint, Penguin Random House, Zara, TC Transcontinental, The Globe and Mail和Scholastic。Canopy依赖同样热爱地球的志同道合者的个人捐助。
Jilin Chemical Fiber
Jilin Chemical Fiber Stock Co., Ltd was established in 1960 and began production in 1964. Currently the number of employees amounts to 6,300. Jilin Chemical Fiber Stock Co., Ltd is a major subsidiary of the group which has man-made cellulosic fiber (MMCF) with 72,000 tons of designed production capacity. It boasts 28 national patents. It holds a number of third-party certificates, including STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® testing and certification system，SA8000（Social Accountability 8000 International standard), FSC Chain of Custody，RCS（RecycledClaimed Standard），ZDHC testing, Applying for ISO9001:2000 quality management system, ISO14001 environmental management system, ISO45001 Occupational health and safety management system, ISO50001 energy management system certification, LCA and EU-BAT testing.
拥有国际环保纺织标准Oeko-Tex Standard 100认证、SA8000认证、FSC认证、RCS认证，已通过ZDHC检测，正在申报ISO9001：2000质量管理体系、ISO14001环境管理体系、ISO45001职业健康安全管理体系、ISO50001能源管理体系认证；正在进行LCA、EU-BAT等多项第三方审核