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About Canopy

Canopy’s mission is to protect the world’s forests, species, and climate, and to help advance Indigenous communities’ rights.
©Peter Mather

Canopy is in the business of planet saving

Every year, 3.2 billion trees are cut down to make paper packaging or fabrics such as rayon and viscose. Many of these trees come from the world’s most Ancient and Endangered Forests, integral for life on Earth. We work with more than 750 brand partners and the world’s savviest innovators to change that. 

For more than 20 years, we have worked collaboratively to transform unsustainable supply chains, catalyze innovative solutions, and keep the world’s vital forests standing. 

We have a decade to turn things around, and, together with our partners, we’re driving solutions that are proportional to the challenges of our times.


Forging solutions with our partners

Canopy works collectively with some of the world’s largest fashion, food and beverage, and beauty and care brands, as well as publishers and printers, to bring forest-saving solutions from the margins to the mainstream.

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We are restless in our leadership, bringing a tenacity and ambition to the work we do. Forging solutions that save forests, preserve biodiversity, and protect people and the planet is what Canopy is all about.

Our Partners

CanopyStyle is moving the dial faster than any other environmental issue that H&M or our industry is currently working on.

Cecilia Strömblad Brännsten, Environmental Sustainability Manager, H&M Group

Canopy’s Impact

Canopy is the environmental movement’s best-kept secret. 

For the past 20 years, Canopy has consistently ‘punched above our weight’ delivering ambitious results and redefining what is possible in conservation and sustainable consumption. This is thanks to the strength of our partnerships, as well as our team’s tenacity, and focus on solutions. Together with our philanthropic and brand partners, we have secured environmental commitments from more than 750 brand partners, and greened the Harry Potter book series. 

Over the past five years, we have transformed more than half of the viscose supply chain – now verified as ‘green shirts’ or at low-risk of being sourced from Ancient and Endangered Forests. And, we have fostered solutions such as mills in the US, China, and Europe that use waste streams, such as agricultural residue and waste clothing, to make the packaging and clothing that are part of modern life.

Canopy works tirelessly and creatively with our partners to drive change that is proportional to the ecological challenges we face. We’re proud of our collective impact, and also recognize the work yet to be done as we strive to protect our natural world.

Now, that’s a secret that deserves to be told.

Impact by the Numbers

750
More than 750 companies have worked with Canopy to develop policies that eliminate sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests and bring game-changing solutions from the margins to the mainstream.
$760 Billion
Through CanopyStyle and Pack4Good, we work with more than 616 brand partners, worth over $760 billion dollars in revenue that have committed to eliminating Ancient and Endangered Forests from their supply chains, including some of the world’s largest companies, like H&M, Zara, Uniqlo, Flipkart, and fashion group LVMH.
25 Million
With the help of supporters and conservation allies, Canopy has played pivotal roles in securing large-scale conservation gains in 25 million acres of Ancient and Endangered Forests in Indonesia, Canada’s Boreal Forest, and North America’s Temperate Rainforests.
90%
Viscose producers that represent 90% of global production are part of our CanopyStyle initiative, and have committed to eliminate their use of Ancient and Endangered Forest fibre and forward conservation and innovation.Of these viscose producers, 65% have been audited and 52% have been awarded a green shirt, low-risk rating.
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Canopy helped get North America’s first commercial-scale straw pulp mill in Washington State go live. In the years ahead we’re working to build more alternative mills to create jobs, reduce waste and bring much needed Next Generation solutions from the margins of the marketplace to the mainstream.
©Paul Hilton

Keep Ancient and Endangered Forests Standing

By supporting Canopy’s work, you help to protect the world’s most integral forests and change the systems that drive their degradation and loss.

Together, we can protect the natural world, the climate, and humanity.