The Hot Button Report

2019 Hot Button Ranking

Canopy’s Hot Button Ranking and Report is the primary fibre sourcing analysis tool for the fashion sector, including the 200+ brands, retailers and designers committed to eliminating the use of Ancient and Endangered Forests in viscose and other cellulosic fabrics, and to giving preference to textiles made from innovative fibres by the end of 2020.

The Hot Button Ranking offers a detailed overview of the largest global producers of viscose and cellulosic fabrics, ranking their raw material sourcing practices, documenting the risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests, highlighting product development with lower impact fibres and new disruptive innovation, and also noting when producers are showing leadership in supporting global forest conservation solutions.

A green shirt designation, as well as a yellow/green shirt, within the Hot Button Ranking is based on the number of buttons allocated, however it also signals that these producers are on the path to meeting (or in some cases have already met) the requirement of all of the brands and retailers who are part of the CanopyStyle initiative to eliminate sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests by the end of 2020. Canopy’s 2020 Hot Button Ranking will confirm and highlight those viscose producers that will meet brands’ 2020 timeline for collective implementation.  

It should be noted within the written profiles of the viscose fibre producers that some are putting in significant efforts to forward conservation solutions. This is because past investments and infrastructure position some producers with the opportunity and responsibility to advance lasting solutions in the world’s Ancient and Endangered Forests. It should be recognized that these efforts take time, and also that regular actions and progress are required to signal intention. In between annual Hot Button Reports, we will keep CanopyStyle partners up to date on these conservation initiatives in critical forest landscapes.

Note: When using the Ranking grid below, hover over the ranking criteria headers (or tap the ? icon on mobile) for more information about each criteria. You may also click the company name for each entry to view the full ranking data for that company.

30-35
30-35
25-29
25-29
20-24
20-24
15-19
15-19
10-14
10-14
5-9
5-9
0-4<br>Known Risk
0-4
Known Risk
Newly Engaged & Acting
Newly Engaged & Acting
Newly Engaged
Newly Engaged
Known Risk
Known Risk
Not Yet Assessed
Not Yet Assessed
Producer Percentage of Global Production Capacity (Tonnes) Hot Button Assessment Completion of Canopystyle third party verification audits Contribution to Conservation Legacies Innovation via New Alternative Fibers Adoption of Robust Forest Sourcing Policy Traceability & Transparency Leaders in Supply Chain Shifts and Sustainable Sourcing Associated with High Risk of Sourcing from Ancient & Endangered Forests and other Controversial Sources TOTAL BUTTONS
Aditya Birla 12.9
25-2925-29
5 4.5 4 4 4.5 4 +0.5 26.5
Anhui Somet 1.0
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Aoyang Technology 3.7
0-4<br>Known Risk0-4
Known Risk
0.5 -5 -4.5
Asia Pacific Rayon (APR - part of the RGE Group) 3.4
0-4<br>Known Risk0-4
Known Risk
0.5 1 3 4.5 0.5 -5 4.5
China Textile Academy (Lyocell) 0.2
Newly Engaged & ActingNewly Engaged & Acting
1 1
CTHC Helon 2.4
0-4<br>Known Risk0-4
Known Risk
1 4 1 0.5 -2 4.5
Daiwabo Rayon *
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Eastman Chemical company (Acetate) *
15-1915-19
3.5 3 2 3 3.5 3 18
ENKA (viscose filament yarn) 0.1
20-2420-24
6 3 1.5 4 4 3 21.5
Formosa Chemical and Fibre Company 1.0
15-1915-19
3 2 1.5 4 3 3 16.5
HEBEI JIGAO CHEMICAL FBRE CO.,LTD: 0.7
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Hubei Golden Ring 0.2
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
ITOCHU Corporation Textile Company Fashion Apparel Division *
Newly Engaged & ActingNewly Engaged & Acting
1 4 1 6
Jilin Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. (viscose filament yarn) 2.5
Newly Engaged & ActingNewly Engaged & Acting
1 1 0.5 4 2 1 9.5
Jiujiang Hengsheng (viscose filament yarn) 0.5
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Kelheim Fibres 1.3
20-2420-24
4 3 2 4 4 3 20
Lenzing 14.5
25-2925-29
5 4 4.5 4 4.5 4 +0.5 26.5
Liaoning Dandong Fibre Co ltd (Dandong Wuxing) (viscose yarn filament) CLOSED 0.9
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Triacetate and diacetate filament) *
Newly Engaged & ActingNewly Engaged & Acting
1 1
Nanjing Chemical Fiber Co. NCFC 1.5
5-95-9
1 4 3 1.5 9.5
OMISKENSHI *
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
1 1
Sateri (RGE Group) (now owning the Jiangsu Xiangsheng mill) 15.4
5-95-9
3.5 2.5 3 3 4 1 -3.5 14
Shandong Yamei 4.3
0-4<br>Known Risk0-4
Known Risk
2 4 1 0.5 -3 4.5
Shandong Yingli  (Lyocell) 0.2
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
SilverHawk 3.4
0-4<br>Known Risk0-4
Known Risk
-5 -5
Swan Fibers - Hebei (Lyocell) 0.2
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Tangshan Sanyou 11.5
20-2420-24
5 2 3.5 4 3.5 3.5 +0.5 22
Xinjiang Zhongtai Textile Co., Ltd. (including Xinjiang Fulida and Alaer Fulida) 7.2
Newly Engaged & ActingNewly Engaged & Acting
1 4 1 6
Xinxiang Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. (Known as Bailu Group) (viscose filament yarn) 2.3
20-2420-24
4.5 3 2 4 4 3 +0.5 21
Yibin Grace (viscose filament yarn) 5.7
15-1915-19
4.5 3 4 3.5 3 +0.5 18.5
Zhejiang Fulida ( *** Of note, the Fulida Group sells viscose made from other producers. ) CLOSED 2.6
5-95-9
3.5 1 3 1 1 -1.5 8
Zhejiang Zhonghui (viscose yarn filament) CLOSED 0.1
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Producer Percentage of Global Production Capacity (Tonnes) Hot Button Assessment TOTAL BUTTONS
Aditya Birla 12.9
25-2925-29
26.5
Anhui Somet 1.0
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Aoyang Technology 3.7
0-4<br>Known Risk0-4
Known Risk
-4.5
Asia Pacific Rayon (APR - part of the RGE Group) 3.4
0-4<br>Known Risk0-4
Known Risk
4.5
China Textile Academy (Lyocell) 0.2
Newly Engaged & ActingNewly Engaged & Acting
1
CTHC Helon 2.4
0-4<br>Known Risk0-4
Known Risk
4.5
Daiwabo Rayon *
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Eastman Chemical company (Acetate) *
15-1915-19
18
ENKA (viscose filament yarn) 0.1
20-2420-24
21.5
Formosa Chemical and Fibre Company 1.0
15-1915-19
16.5
HEBEI JIGAO CHEMICAL FBRE CO.,LTD: 0.7
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Hubei Golden Ring 0.2
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
ITOCHU Corporation Textile Company Fashion Apparel Division *
Newly Engaged & ActingNewly Engaged & Acting
6
Jilin Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. (viscose filament yarn) 2.5
Newly Engaged & ActingNewly Engaged & Acting
9.5
Jiujiang Hengsheng (viscose filament yarn) 0.5
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Kelheim Fibres 1.3
20-2420-24
20
Lenzing 14.5
25-2925-29
26.5
Liaoning Dandong Fibre Co ltd (Dandong Wuxing) (viscose yarn filament) CLOSED 0.9
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Triacetate and diacetate filament) *
Newly Engaged & ActingNewly Engaged & Acting
1
Nanjing Chemical Fiber Co. NCFC 1.5
5-95-9
9.5
OMISKENSHI *
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
1
Sateri (RGE Group) (now owning the Jiangsu Xiangsheng mill) 15.4
5-95-9
14
Shandong Yamei 4.3
0-4<br>Known Risk0-4
Known Risk
4.5
Shandong Yingli  (Lyocell) 0.2
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
SilverHawk 3.4
0-4<br>Known Risk0-4
Known Risk
-5
Swan Fibers - Hebei (Lyocell) 0.2
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Tangshan Sanyou 11.5
20-2420-24
22
Xinjiang Zhongtai Textile Co., Ltd. (including Xinjiang Fulida and Alaer Fulida) 7.2
Newly Engaged & ActingNewly Engaged & Acting
6
Xinxiang Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. (Known as Bailu Group) (viscose filament yarn) 2.3
20-2420-24
21
Yibin Grace (viscose filament yarn) 5.7
15-1915-19
18.5
Zhejiang Fulida ( *** Of note, the Fulida Group sells viscose made from other producers. ) CLOSED 2.6
5-95-9
8
Zhejiang Zhonghui (viscose yarn filament) CLOSED 0.1
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed