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Lenzing Leads in Sustainability Ranking for Viscose Producers

Environmental non-profit Canopy knows which viscose producers are taking strides to conserve forests.

Canopy’s new report, “Hot Button Issue,” was released Friday, ranking the performance of the world’s largest rayon-viscose producers. It’s the first-ever tool that enables brands to measure producers’ impact on the environment and their progress on eliminating endangered forests from their supply.

Producers’ progress was measured with the CanopyStyleGuide and the CanopyStyle Verification Audit. Canopy’s producer progress assessment guidelines included: the completion of CanopyStyle third-party verification audits, contribution to conservation legacies, innovation via new alternative fibers, the adoption of robust forest sourcing policy, traceability & transparency, and leadership in sustainable sourcing. Each producer received a “shirt ranking” of buttons, with 20 to 25 buttons being the most sustainable and 0 to 4 buttons being the least sustainable.

Read more on Sourcing Journal.