The Hot Button Report

2022 Hot Button Ranking

Canopy’s Hot Button Ranking and Report is the primary fibre sourcing analysis tool for the fashion sector that focuses on forests. This includes the CanopyStyle brands, retailers, and designers that are 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.

We can see that the momentum for change is truly impressive and continuing to build.

Today, more than 500 global brands are looking to source from ‘green shirt’ producers. These same brands have combined annual revenues of over $850 billion US, so this demand is an impressive driver of change. It has catapulted us to see 55% of the global viscose supply qualify for ‘green shirt’ status, and 76% of the global supply voluntarily undergoing audits to confirm and address any risk of sourcing from Ancient and Endangered Forests.

Within the Hot Button Ranking, a ‘green shirt’ designation is based on the number of buttons allocated (see criteria here), and this ranking signals to the marketplace that these producers have met, or are on course to meet, the requirements of these brands and retailers who are part of the CanopyStyle initiative. Brand leaders are making their intentions known, with companies being very clear they now exclusively purchase their supply from ‘green shirt’ producers.

The impetus to create new, innovative fibres – or Next Generation Solutions – that utilize alternative fibre to produce new fabrics, is similarly growing. Progress in the Hot Button Ranking is also highlighted in the written profiles of each producer. Here we can see that some producers are making significant efforts to forward conservation solutions by engaging in the often-lengthy negotiations processes that lead to legislated protection. In some cases, producers are engaging directly with key decision-makers and stakeholders, such as government officials, resource-extraction companies, and local communities whose lives depend on their forests to survive.

We applaud all entities that are proactively engaged in greening the supply chain, whilst simultaneously helping to protect the world’s Ancient and Endangered Forests, and we anticipate that there will be even more progress to celebrate in the months and year ahead.

We all know how fundamentally important it is to continue, and even escalate the rate of positive change. We thank all of our industry partners who are participating in this transformation.

 

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 written profile for that company.

 

 

 

30-35
30-35
25-29
25-29
20-24
20-24
15-19
15-19
10-14
10-14
15-19 with Known Risk
15-19 with Known Risk
5-9
5-9
0-4<br>Known Risk
0-4
Known Risk
Known Risk
Known Risk
Newly Engaged & Acting
Newly Engaged & Acting
Newly Engaged
Newly Engaged
Not Yet Assessed
Not Yet Assessed

Legend: Notes on Audit Result

LR
Low risk
AE
Actively engaging suppliers - no known high risk
AR
Audit required
IP
Audit in process
KR
Known risk confirmed in audit
RP
Risk to be addressed prior to audit

Legend: Chemical Use & Emissions

Chemical Management Legend
Producer Production capacity (%) Hot Button Assessment Ranking Notes on Audit Results Completion of Audits Conservation Legacies Next Generation Solutions Sourcing Policy Transparency Supply Shifts High Risk Sourcing TOTAL BUTTONS Chemical Use & Emissions
Acegreen 0.0%
25-2925-29
AE
5 4 6 4 4 5 28
Aditya Birla 15.6%
30-3530-35
LR
5.5 6 7 4 4.5 4.5 31.5
Asia Pacific Rayon (APR - part of the RGE Group) 3.7%
5-95-9
RP
0.5 5 2.5 3 3 0.5 -5 9.5
Century Rayon 0.3%
20-2420-24
AE
2 4 3 4 4 4 21
China Textile Academy 1.1%
20-2420-24
AE
5 4.5 3 4 3.5 4 24
Daiwabo Rayon Co., Ltd. 0.4%
20-2420-24
IP
2 4 5 4 2 3 20
E. Miroglio 0.0%
25-2925-29
LR
6 4.5 2.5 4 4 5 26
Eastman Chemical Company 2.5%
30-3530-35
AE
5 6 6 4 4.5 4.5 30
ENKA 0.1%
25-2925-29
LR
6 5 4.5 4 4.5 4.5 28.5
Formosa Chemical and Fibre Corp. 0.9%
10-1410-14
AR
2 1 4 3 2.5 12.5
Hubei Golden Ring 0.7%
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Hubei Xinyang 0.0%
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Jiangsu Jirongtai 0.0%
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Jilin Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. 2.2%
30-3530-35
LR
6 5 5 4 5 5 30
Kara Fibers 0.2%
25-2925-29
LR
6 5.5 3.5 4 4.5 4.5 28
Kelheim Fibres 1.1%
25-2925-29
LR
6 5 4 4 5 5 29
Lenzing 14.1%
30-3530-35
LR
5.5 5.5 8 4 4.5 4.5 32
MI Demo (ITOCHU and Metsä Group’s Joint Venture) 0.0%
20-2420-24
LR
6 2 2.5 4 5 4.5 24
Mitsubishi Chemical Group 0.0%
20-2420-24
AE
6 3.5 1 4 4 4.5 23
Nanjing Chemical Fibre Co. Ltd. 1.5%
15-1915-19
KR
4 4 1.5 4 2.5 2 18
Omiske 0.0%
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
P.T. Rayon Utama Makmur (P.T. RUM) 1.0%
15-1915-19
AE
5 0.5 0.5 4 3 2 15
Sateri (RGE Group) 19.9%
15-19 with Known Risk15-19 with Known Risk
KR
4 5.5 5 3 3 1.5 -3 19
Shandong Hongtaiding 0.6%
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Shandong Xinlong 2.5%
0-4<br>Known Risk0-4
Known Risk
AR
1 4 -2 3
Shandong Yamei 3.7%
0-4<br>Known Risk0-4
Known Risk
AR
1 4 -5
Shandong Yingli 0.4%
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Silver Hawk 3.0%
0-4<br>Known Risk0-4
Known Risk
AR
-5 -5
Swan Fiber 0.4%
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Tangshan Sanyou 9.9%
30-3530-35
IP
4 5.5 7.5 4 4.5 4.5 30
Xinjiang Ya'ao 0.1%
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Xinjiang Zhongtai Textile Co., Ltd. and Alaer Zhongtai 8.6%
0-4<br>Known Risk0-4
Known Risk
AR
1 0.5 4 -2 3.5
Xinxiang Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. (Bailu Group) 1.0%
30-3530-35
LR
6 5 6 4 4.5 4.5 30
Yibin Grace Group Co., Ltd. 4.6%
25-2925-29
AE
5 5 6 4 4.5 4.5 29
Producer Production capacity (%) Hot Button Assessment TOTAL BUTTONS
Acegreen 0.0%
25-2925-29
28
Aditya Birla 15.6%
30-3530-35
31.5
Asia Pacific Rayon (APR - part of the RGE Group) 3.7%
5-95-9
9.5
Century Rayon 0.3%
20-2420-24
21
China Textile Academy 1.1%
20-2420-24
24
Daiwabo Rayon Co., Ltd. 0.4%
20-2420-24
20
E. Miroglio 0.0%
25-2925-29
26
Eastman Chemical Company 2.5%
30-3530-35
30
ENKA 0.1%
25-2925-29
28.5
Formosa Chemical and Fibre Corp. 0.9%
10-1410-14
12.5
Hubei Golden Ring 0.7%
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Hubei Xinyang 0.0%
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Jiangsu Jirongtai 0.0%
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Jilin Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. 2.2%
30-3530-35
30
Kara Fibers 0.2%
25-2925-29
28
Kelheim Fibres 1.1%
25-2925-29
29
Lenzing 14.1%
30-3530-35
32
MI Demo (ITOCHU and Metsä Group’s Joint Venture) 0.0%
20-2420-24
24
Mitsubishi Chemical Group 0.0%
20-2420-24
23
Nanjing Chemical Fibre Co. Ltd. 1.5%
15-1915-19
18
Omiske 0.0%
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
P.T. Rayon Utama Makmur (P.T. RUM) 1.0%
15-1915-19
15
Sateri (RGE Group) 19.9%
15-19 with Known Risk15-19 with Known Risk
19
Shandong Hongtaiding 0.6%
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Shandong Xinlong 2.5%
0-4<br>Known Risk0-4
Known Risk
3
Shandong Yamei 3.7%
0-4<br>Known Risk0-4
Known Risk
Shandong Yingli 0.4%
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Silver Hawk 3.0%
0-4<br>Known Risk0-4
Known Risk
-5
Swan Fiber 0.4%
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Tangshan Sanyou 9.9%
30-3530-35
30
Xinjiang Ya'ao 0.1%
Not Yet AssessedNot Yet Assessed
Xinjiang Zhongtai Textile Co., Ltd. and Alaer Zhongtai 8.6%
0-4<br>Known Risk0-4
Known Risk
3.5
Xinxiang Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. (Bailu Group) 1.0%
30-3530-35
30
Yibin Grace Group Co., Ltd. 4.6%
25-2925-29
29