The CanopyStyle Audit – A Tool to Help Keep Ancient and Endangered Forests Out of Fashion

The CanopyStyle Audits of global producers of man made cellulosic fiber (ie. rayon and viscose) are based on a robust set of criteria created by Canopy with approval of the CanopyStyle Leaders for Forest Conservation comprised of Inditex/Zara, H&M, EILEEN FISHER, Stella McCartney and Marks & Spencer.


These criteria are designed to establish a credible, third party verification process to be undertaken by viscose producers, and the audits are to be used by apparel brands, retailers, and designers as one of the reference points as they implement their CanopyStyle sourcing policies. The CanopyStyle Audit Guidelines describe how auditors will verify that producers are meeting the criteria and whether and when they can be recognized as being at low risk of sourcing from ancient and endangered forests or controversial sources.


Below you will find a link to the full CanopyStyle Audit Guidelines and Verification Framework used by auditors, Rainforest Alliance, to conduct the CanopyStyle Audits.


Framework: CanopyStyleAuditVerificationFramework_Sept2016FINAL

View CanopyStyle Audit results for Lenzing here.

View CanopyStyle Audit results for Birla Cellulose here.

Read more about the CanopyStyle initiative here.