How to Develop a Policy with Canopy

Canopy has successfully worked to green the purchasing practices of more than 750 large printers, book, magazine and newspaper publishers and leading fashion brands – from policy development, through implementation and supply chain innovation.

Following is information about how a company can develop a policy with Canopy. Developing a policy is the first step for all companies to work together with Canopy on pulp, paper and packaging as well as brands, designers and retailers looking to join the CanopyStyle initiative to avoid ancient and endangered forests in viscose, rayon and other man-made cellulosics.

 

Guidelines for forest products producers or suppliers

If you are a producer or a supplier of forest products of pulp, paper, packaging, dissolving pulp or viscose, you can develop a wood/fiber procurement policy with Canopy to reach your environmental objectives tied to forest conservation and protection. The Canopy team will then help support you with:

 

  • Complying with your purchasers’ conservation and overall environmental requirements;
  • Tracking your sourcing;
  • Eliminating fiber sourcing that originates from ancient and endangered forests globally;
  • Supporting the development of alternative fibers and solutions;
  • Working towards conservation solutions in critical forests.

 

Guidelines for forest products purchasers

If you are a purchaser of forest products, either of pulp, paper, packaging or viscose, you can develop a policy with Canopy to reach your environmental objectives tied to forest conservation and protection. The Canopy team will then help support you with:

 

  • Tracking your supply chain;
  • Working with your suppliers to eliminate fiber sourcing that originates from ancient and endangered forests globally;
  • Supporting the development of alternative fibers and solutions;
  • Supplying you with the most current assessments of fibre sourcing and analysis of current status.
  • Identifying opportunities to support conservation in critical forests

 

We also invite you to explore our tools section where you will find resources to support you in the implementation of your sustainability policy.

 

For more information or to develop a policy with Canopy, please contact:

 

Paper users and suppliers: Neva Murtha, at neva at canopyplanet dot org

Clothing brands, designers, retailers and suppliers: Amanda Carr, at amanda at canopyplanet dot org