Sustainability Dashboard

2019 environmental performance covers four viscose mills in the provinces of Jiangxi, Fujian and Jiangsu. Sateri (Jiangsu) Fibre Co., Ltd. (SJS) was added to the reporting scope when it was acquired and started operation in April 2019. This addition impacts some of our environmental performance. Efforts are underway to bring Sateri Jiangsu up to speed with our established mills through environmental upgrades and process optimisation. The fifth mill in Jiangxi only started commercial production in 2020.

Details on individual mill environmental performance 2019 can be found here.

Certified or Controlled Dissolving Wood Pulp (%)

2017
91%

2018 
98.5%

2019 
99.6%

Energy Consumption

GJ/tonne VSF

  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019

EU-BAT Limit: 20-30

kgce/ tonne VSF

  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019

For the calculation of energy intensity, the viscose output was converted to a standard specification Dtex-1.67, in line with the European Union Best Available Techniques (EU-BAT) guidelines. Dtex represents the fineness of textile fibres and Dtex-1.67 is the standard size.

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Intensity

GHG emissions intensity (Scope 1 & 2) m3/ton VSF

  • 2018
  • 2019

Water Consumption (m3/tonne product)

2017
40.47

2018
35.94

2019
37.76

EU-BAT Limit 35-70

Wastewater Discharge(mg/L)

Chemical Oxygen Demand
(COD)

  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019

Ammonia Nitrogen
(NH3-N)

  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019

Zinc
(Zn)

  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019

Suphide (S2-)

  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019

Chemical Recovery – Total Sulphur Recovery

2017 
97.2%

2018 
97.2%

2019 
96.4%

The sulphur recovery rate for 2018 is restated from 98% to 97%. The restatement is change in calculation methodology. 

Air Emissions (kg/tonne product)

Sulphur to air

  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019

Health and Safety

Loss-Time due to Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) per 200,000 hours worked:

Fatality

  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019