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  • Overall approach
    0/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
  • Commodity score
    18/88
    • Pulp & Paper
      18/88
      • Commitment Strength
        5/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          2/8
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests (including High Conservation Value)
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Protects priority forests (including High Conservation Value)
            2/6
            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: Peat

            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "Sanyou supports the protection of ancient and endangered forests. We assess our use of existing dissolving pulp to ensure that it is not sourced from ancient and endangered forests such as the Canadian and Russian Boreal Forests, Coastal Temperate Rainforests; tropical forests and peatlands of Indonesia, the Amazon and West Africa, and endangered species habitat. We eliminate sourcing dissolving pulp from controversial sources including companies that are logging forests illegally or from tree plantations established after 1994 through the conversion of natural forests. [...] We will preference our source from forests that are sustainably managed, and certified to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) or Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certification systems, among which, preference is given to FSC certification and we mainly source from FSC certified materials." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: This is a subsidiary commitment.

            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidary
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          3/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Reduction of material inputs; Use of alternative fibres
            "Sanyou Chemical Fiber has developed non-wood fibers such as Sanyou Yuzhu and Zhudaier. It is conducive to the comprehensive protection of forest resources, saving arable land resources, and finding an effective way for the efficient use of bamboo resources, thereby promoting environmental protection and ecological sustainable development."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidary

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: a subsidiary commitment
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            Past target date, not updated or not achieved
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "To do so, we request that our suppliers fully acknowledge the right of Indigenous People and rural communities to give or withhold their Free, Prior and Informed Consent before new logging rights are allocated or tree plantations are developed."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        9/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "In 2019, 24.95% pulp purchased was FSC Mix, FSC Controlled Wood or PEFC certified. The company purchased 169,555tons certified pulp, including 107,955 tons FSC Controlled wood, 34 CanopyStyle Audit Report 10,000 tons FSC Mix 70% and 51,600 tons PEFC certified pulp"
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC and PEFC certification 

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC and PEFC certification 
            "In 2019, 24.95% pulp purchased was FSC Mix, FSC Controlled Wood or PEFC certified. The company purchased 169,555tons certified pulp, including 107,955 tons FSC Controlled wood, 34 CanopyStyle Audit Report 10,000 tons FSC Mix 70% and 51,600 tons PEFC certified pulp"
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 1994
          "We eliminate sourcing dissolving pulp from controversial sources including companies that are logging forests illegally or from tree plantations established after 1994 through the conversion of natural forests."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 169,555 tons
          "In the whole year 2019, the company purchased 169,555tons certified pulp accounting for 24.95% of the pulp used, including 107,955 tons FSC Controlled wood, 10,000 tons FSC Mix 70% and 51,600 tons PEFC certified pulp."
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          What third-party verification is used?: FSC and PEFC

          What is the compliant volume?: 169,555 tons

          What is the certified volume?: 169,555 tons

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 24.95%
          "In 2019, 24.95% pulp purchased was FSC Mix, FSC Controlled Wood or PEFC certified. The company purchased 169,555tons certified pulp, including 107,955 tons FSC Controlled wood, 34 CanopyStyle Audit Report 10,000 tons FSC Mix 70% and 51,600 tons PEFC certified pulp."
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "We will source our material through suppliers that are transparent, traceable and comply with this policy. If suppliers contravene these criteria, we will first engage them to change practices and then re-evaluate our relationship with them on whether to continue our collaboration if we find that the material is coming from sources that are prohibited by this policy."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    5/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    9/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Tangshan Sanyou Chemical Industries are a chemicals company based in China. They are assessed for pulp and paper due to their manufacture of viscose, the company owns two viscose mills and owns one dissolving pulp mill and distributes these products globally.

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China
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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