With the recent developments around the global spread of COVID-19, imposed travel restrictions and social distancing measures called by regional governments worldwide, Canopy is temporarily modifying the requirements of the CanopyStyle Audit. The goal of this interim measure is to allow viscose producers to continue to be audited without creating undue delays. We will be prioritizing desk audits and postponing on-site audits and short-notice audits.
We are mindful of the importance of maintaining the health of auditor and mill staff, and are taking these measures to help prevent the spread of the virus. While desk audits do not fully replace on-site audits, in these challenging times, they will allow all supply chain partners to continue to make progress in a credible way. Canopy will inform participants and adjust procedures as the situation changes.