BCI is a multi-stakeholder initiative and we encourage participation from all sections of the supply chain. And we have a membership model where all members can benefit from being associated with Better Cotton, actively participate in its supply chain, and contribute to making the global cotton sector more sustainable for the future. If you’re a legally registered organisation involved in or with an interest in the cotton supply chain, and who supports the BCI mission, please keep reading.
The many good things you can do as a BCI member:
- Create more impact on environmental and social issues collectively.
- Ensure a more sustainable and secure future for cotton.
- Support better environmental practices.
- Support better livelihoods and working conditions for farmers and farm workers.
- Build partnerships and strong relationships across the public, private and voluntary sectors.
- Share best practices, create stories and collect evidence that will resonate with your stakeholders.
- Communicate the benefits of Better Cotton to your stakeholders, including your customers, using materials pre-prepared by BCI.
BCI’s membership model includes a financial and traceability model that allows you – the member – to join at a level that suits your ambitions, capacity and interest.
For more information about membership commitments, read our Membership Code of Practice (for Commercial Members and Non-Commercial Members). This document needs to be signed and submitted with the membership application.
Click on the membership category below which best describes you to find out how you can join our ever growing global membership base:
- Civil Society: any not-for-profit organisation which serves the public interest and common good related to the cotton supply chain.
- Producer Organisations: any organisation that works with or represents cotton producers, i.e. cotton farmers and farm workers.
- Retailers and Brands: any consumer facing for-profit organisation, bringing cotton into our homes and lives. Please choose below:
1. Home & Apparel
2. Travel & Leisure
- Suppliers and Manufacturers: any organisation that runs for-profit activity within the cotton supply chain beyond the farm gate and before retail, from buying, selling, and financing to processing. Please choose below:
1. Ginners, Spinners, Mills, Cut and Sew: suppliers and manufacturers who are intermediaries in the cotton supply chain.
2. Traders: organisations buying and selling raw cotton.
3. Financial Institutions: all commercial banks and banking groups with international operations.
- I don’t fit into the categories above, what’s my membership offer?