At a glance
35 to 60 percent of the world’s forests, depending on region, continue to be felled to manufacture the products we consume, from t-shirts to toilet paper.1 The rapid loss of these critical forests puts communities and species at risk. Forests also represent the most powerful and efficient carbon-capture system on the planet to prevent catastrophic climate impacts. An estimated 30 percent of the climate solution lies in stopping deforestation and forest degradation, and restoring damaged forests.2
Canopy Planet Society works to transform the world’s unsustainable supply chains and protect these last-frontier forests that are essential for stabilizing our climate and ensuring a vibrant, healthy future for our planet and its diverse inhabitants.
Over the last 20 years, Canopy Planet Society has helped secure the protection of more than 18 million acres in key forests around the world. Canopy Planet Society works with over 750 large book publishers, magazines, newspapers, printers and fashion brands – such as H&M, Zara, Stella McCartney, Saint Laurent, Gucci, Target, The Globe and Mail, and The Guardian Media Group. Canopy Planet Society gives expert advices to companies to identify the issues in their supply chain and implement alternatives. Canopy Planet Society works with purchasers to use their collective purchasing power to change producer sourcing and catalyze commercial-scale next generation solutions (like fabric made of recycled materials).