India Impact Report
India Impact Report Shows Impressive Progress

India has been a pioneering force within the Better Cotton since 2011. Our India Impact Report highlights significant progress in sustainability indicators, including reductions over eight seasons in pesticide & water use – along with improvements in livelihoods & representation.

US field trip July 2023
Better Cotton Members Join Quarterway Cotton Growers to Learn About Regenerative Cotton Systems

Quarterway Cotton Growers recently hosted Better Cotton Members for a tour of a cotton gin, farms and processors in Plainview, Texas to learn more about sustainable and regenerative cotton production systems.

Conference 2023 highlights
Better Cotton Conference 2023: Visual Overview

The Better Cotton Conference 2023 took place in Amsterdam from 21-22 June. Check out the key takeaways and highlights from the event at the link below.

P&C video
Principles and Criteria

Interested in learning about the latest version of our P&C?

Launching our 2030 Impact Targets
Launching our 2030 Impact Targets

As part of our 2030 Strategy, we have developed Impact Targets spanning soil health, women’s empowerment, pesticides, sustainable livelihoods, and climate change mitigation to help map out our journey forwards

Chain of Custody Standard
Introducing the Better Cotton Chain of Custody Standard

Our new Better Cotton Chain of Custody Standard will offer both mass balance and physical Chain of Custody (CoC) models to support the need for traceable Better Cotton whilst also continuing our important work at the farm level.

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What is Better Cotton?

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Better for

…using the knowledge, support and resources we provide to grow cotton – and other crops – more sustainably

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Better for
Farm Workers

…who benefit from improved working conditions and a higher standard of living

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Farming Communities

…where inequalities are confronted and women become more empowered.

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Better for
large farms

…whose investment in sustainability is recognised, ensuring they can meet buyers’ demands and safeguard their markets.

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Better for
suppliers and manufacturers

…that understand when they meet customer demand for sustainably-sourced products, they grow their businesses.

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retailers and brands

…who can combine stable, long-term sources of sustainable cotton with doing the right thing (for both people and planet).

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Better for

…who, from a glance at a logo,
know their clothes are also made with moral fibre.

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civil society organisations

…that can use our platform to continue the drive for more ethical and more transparent behaviour across the sector.

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…because all their funding goes straight to the farms and communities where it can have a real impact.

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…that can draw on our expertise and resources to plot a nationwide path to sustainability

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the world

…that we all live in and must all take better care of.

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The journey

…to a truly sustainable future continues. There will be no let-up. It’s the only way we can all be part of something better.

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A membership that spans the cotton sector

Join a network of more than 2,500 members around the world

Civil Society

Any not-for-profit organisation that serves the public interest and common good, connected to the cotton supply chain.

Producer Organisations

Any organisation that works with or represents cotton producers, like cotton farmers and farm workers.

Suppliers and Manufacturers

Suppliers and Manufacturers

Any commercial organisation in the supply chain, from the farm gate up to the shop door; from processing, to buying, selling, and financing.

Retailers & Brands

Retailers and

Any consumer-facing commercial organisation, but especially ones in apparel, home, travel and leisure.



Any organisation that doesn’t belong to one of the other categories but is committed to Better Cotton.



Annual Report

From the group of visionary organisations that realised cotton needed a sustainable future to one of the world’s leading sustainability initiatives, the Better Cotton story continues. Last year 2.2 million Better Cotton farmers produced 4.7 million tonnes of Better Cotton, or 20% of the world’s cotton production.

Read the 2021 Annual Report and discover how we’re taking the next strides on our mission to a truly sustainable future.

India Impact Report 2023

India has been a pioneering force within the Better Cotton Programme since its first Better Cotton harvest in 2011, and now has the largest number of farmers participating in the Better Cotton Programme.

Our India Impact Report examines data from the 2014-15 to 2021-22 cotton seasons, as well as programmatic information up to 2023, and identify trends in the results of Better Cotton in India. 


India Impact Report: Executive Summary

Field-Level Results & Impacts

September 8, 2023

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