CanopyStyle Initiative Presentation - Canopy

Who we are

Canopy is a not-for-profit environmental organization dedicated to protecting the world’s forests, species and climate. Canopy collaborates with more than 750 companies to develop innovative solutions, make their supply chains more sustainable and help protect our world’s remaining ancient and endangered forests.




The CanopyStyle initiative began working with clothing retailers and brands, as well as global viscose producers in 2014.  As of 2019, companies representing more than $173 billion in annual revenue have now come together with the goal of eliminating Ancient and Endangered Forests from their viscose and rayon supply chains.  Viscose producers are also working collaboratively, with 54% of the entire global supply now learning and improving with the support regular meetings with Canopy and from their annual CanopyStyle Audits.

Here is a complete list of viscose customers who are part of the initiative, with links to their procurement policies (in English):

Factsheet about CanopyStyle








The Hot Button Report

Canopy’s Hot Button Report is now the primary tool for all the brands, retailers and designers who are part of the CanopyStyle initiative as they analyse and select viscose supply chain partners to realize their public sourcing commitments.

It offers a detailed overview of the largest global producers of viscose, ranking their raw material sourcing practices, documenting the risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests, highlighting research and development of lower impact fibers and new disruptive innovation, and also noting when producers are showing leadership in supporting global forest conservation solutions.

Read the HotButton Report






Canopystyle Audit

The CanopyStyle Audits of global producers of man made cellulosic fiber (ie. rayon and viscose) are tools to support producers on a journey to understand the forest of origin for their pulp and to provide opportunities for learning and support on sustainable sourcing.  The audit is 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, and supported by all the brands partners of the CanopyStyle Initiative. The criteria are designed to establish a credible, third party verification process that determines the risk of sourcing from ancient and endangered forests or controversial sources and provides a solution path to eliminating any potential risks and improving sustainable and certainty for pulp sourcing.

If you are a producer who is preparing to undertake the CanopyStyle Audits with Canopy and the auditor, please read and fill in the documents below.

For more information, please contact Canopy at

*** All audit reports are made public on both the viscose producer and auditors websites. To view and link to all of these completed CanopyStyle Audits (in English) visit:


Review the Audit Process
Read the CanopyStyle Audit Guidelines
Fill in the Information Forms


对于全球人造纤维素纤维(人造丝和粘胶)生产商而言,CanopyStyle审核是了解其采购木浆的森林来源地的工具,也提供了学习和支持永续性采购的机会。审核标准是由Canopy开发,经过CanopyStyle森林保护领导小组(包括Inditex/Zara、H&M、EILEEN FISHER、Stella McCartney和Marks&Spencer)审批,并获得了CanopyStyle行动所有伙伴品牌商的支持。审核标准旨在建立一个值得信赖的第三方审核流程,有助于确定原始濒危森林或争议性地区零采购的风险水平,并提供消除任何风险、改善浆粕采购的永续性和确定性的解决途径,








ForestMapper incorporates geospatial data from scientific experts to identify the world’s ancient and endangered forests, assist companies transitioning to more sustainable fibre supply chains and to help identify areas of potential sourcing risk. ForestMapper includes information on numerous ecological values divided into four categories: forests, species, carbon and landscapes.

Click here for the online interactive ForestMapper (in English).

Quick Guide to Ancient & Endangered Forests