Better Cotton Platform

What is the Better Cotton Platform?

The Better Cotton Platform (BCP) is an online system owned by BCI, and used by ginners, traders, spinners, other textile supply chain actors, and retailers and brands to document their Better Cotton sourcing volumes. Find out more about the Better Cotton Platform.

 

 

Important BCP Changes 2019

As part of BCI’s commitment to continual improvement, we are making some changes to how Better Cotton Claims Units (BCCUs) can be transferred through the BCP and the supply chain. This is designed to protect the credibility of BCI’s chain of custody system and simplify the transfer of BCCUs.

  • As of 1 January 2020, companies wishing to transfer Better Cotton Claim Units (BCCUs) must do so electronically through the BCP. Starting on this date, members or BCP non-member suppliers* will no longer be able to transfer BCCUs using the  manual entry option that is currently available in the BCP.
  • If a company is already a member of BCI or a BCP non-member supplier, no action is required.
  • Paper/hard copy Output Declaration Forms (ODFs) will no longer be accepted as a transaction entry method in the Better Cotton Platform.
  • BCI Retailer and Brands Members will have until 31 March 2020 to manually add BCCUs to their accounts (for ODFs generated before 31 Dec 2019).
  • The annual BCP access fee will be reduced from €750 to €500 on 1 June 2019.
  • There will be a 20% promotional discount available for those who sign up for a new BCP account between 1 June – 30 September 2019.

*A BCP non-member supplier is a company that is not a BCI member but has access to the BCP and can transfer BCCUs electronically using a supplier, end-product manufacturer, non-lint trader or sourcing agent account type.

Overview of BCP Changes and FAQ

For more information about the BCP changes, please review our Key Changes document and our detailed FAQ document.

Important Dates

Guidance Documents for Suppliers

BCI Membership Vs. Better Cotton Platform Access

What is the difference between BCI Membership and Better Cotton Platform access?

Membership

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BCP account and user ID

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BCP access for multiple account holders

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Listing within the BCP platform

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Inclusion in BCI’s public online member list

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Access to BCI logo to use on comms materials e.g. e-mail template, website, marketing materials and reports

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Access to the BCI On- Product Mark to communicate Better Cotton sourcing commitments

BCI Retailer and Brand Members only

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Eligible to be a BCI Council representative

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Eligible to vote for the BCI Council representatives

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Annual fee

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Based on membership category. Visit the BCI website for more information.

€500 as of 1 June 2019

If you are interested in membership, please click here or contact membership@bettercotton.org.

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