We are excited to announce the launch of our web-based annual report. The BCI 2015 Annual Report provides the latest updates on global numbers, membership and partnership activities, reviews of organizational progress, and our financial statements. We have also integrated interactive and multimedia content to present 2015 accomplishments in an engaging manner.
Key achievements from 2015 include:
¬ª Farmers produced Better Cotton in 21 countries on five continents.
¬ª BCI reached 1.6 million farmers worldwide, a 23% increase from 2014.
¬ª Licensed BCI farmers produced 2.6 million MT of Better Cotton, up 34% from the previous year.
¬ª Membership and retailer procurement grew by 50% and 115%, respectively.
¬ª We launched a formal review of our standard system to ensure it remains relevant, consistent and accessible.
¬ª BCI and our partners invested almost ‚Ç¨12 million through the Better Cotton Fast Track Program (BCFTP), supporting 70 farm projects across eight countries.
The report also includes the following dynamic features:
¬ª A video summarising 2015 highlights.
¬ª Two interactive maps that illustrate Better Cotton country highlights and global reach figures.
¬ª Dynamic graphs detailing membership and procurement growth as well as financial information.
”We thank our partners, funders, members and BCI staff for having played such a crucial role in achieving our goals this year and positioning us to make Better Cotton a responsible mainstream commodity by 2020,’ commented Paola Geremicca, Director of Communications and Fundraising.
BCI will continue to report harvest data through our 2015 Harvest Report that is released on a rolling basis throughout the year when harvest results for each country have been finalised.