The CanopyStyle Audit of the MI Demo plant was completed in August 2021. The audit found no direct risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests and recognizes the nature of the production of Kuura® fibre that uses standard kraft pulp to produce MMCF.
MI Demo在2021年8月完成了CanopyStyle审核。经审核核实，MI Demo没有来自原始濒危森林的直接采购风险，审核认可公司使用常规牛皮纸浆生产再生纤维素纤维的流程。
Other key findings include:
– The company has recently adopted a CanopyStyle policy;
– The company has procedures in place to assess risk related to Ancient and Endangered Forests and other controversial sources.
Canopy recommends that MI Demo:
-Become FSC Chain of Custody certified and develop an action plan for increasing the amount of FSC fibre used, with preference for fibre from forests certified to the FSC forest management standard (FSC 100%);
-Research and launch a commercial product containing Next Generation alternative fibres using recycled cotton or other comparable feedstocks.
The audit can be found here:
For more information:
Laura Repas, Canopy
About MI Demo
MI Demo is operating a demo plant that produces Kuura® textile fibre which is made through a type of lyocell process using 100%
softwood paper-grade pulp. This mill that produces, Kuura®, has undertaken a CanopyStyle Audit. The Kuura® fibre is manufactured by a joint venture set up by ITOCHU Corporation and Metsä Group in a demo plant in Central Finland. This plant has been integrated in Metsä Group’s bioproduct mill in a city called Äänekoski. www.kuura.io
About Preferred by Nature
Preferred by Nature, formerly 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 have worked 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, Preferred by Nature offers timely and cost-effective certification services around the world. Our focus on mission and impact differentiates our services and strengthens our credibility. www.preferredbynature.org