The second public consultation on the BCI Standard Revision is now open

Announcements Thursday, December 8th, 2016

 

We are pleased to announce that the second public consultation on the BCI Standard Revision opened today. All stakeholders are invited to provide their comments on the revised draft before 25 January 2017.

Click here and follow the instructions to participate.

Over the last 18 months, BCI has been in the process of revising the Principles and Criteria, one component of the Better Cotton Standard System (BCSS). Significant changes have been proposed and discussed by stakeholders representing all groups of interest impacted by the implementation of the BCSS around the globe. Some of these changes relate to the structure of the standard, others to the content through key sustainability matters.

Some innovative topics have been integrated into this version such as water stewardship, land use change, soil management, climate change mitigation and adaptation among others.

A first consultation in January 2016 validated some of these structural, as well as social and environmental changes. They were subsequently debated and agreed among the BCI project team and the Standard Setting and Revision Committee members, supported by key partners and experts. Various key stakeholders have come together since then to evaluate relevancy of the changes. The second public consultation started on the 8th December, and will be open for a duration of 45 days.

The second consultation is an opportunity for stakeholders, as well as all interested and affected parties, to provide their comments and weigh in on the BCI Principles and Criteria. To find out more Click Here, or for enquiries, contact Gregory Jean, BCI Standard and Learning Manager.