Here you will find guidance and requirements on how Better Cotton Members calculate their total annual cotton fibre consumption.
You will also find guidance on how Retailer & Brand Members can arrange Independent Assessment of their cotton fibre consumption measurements.
Annual Cotton Consumption Submission Documents
Please find below our Cotton Calculation Tool and Annual Cotton Consumption Submission Form for Retailer & Brand Members. Retailer & Brand Members are required to recalculate their total cotton fibre consumption measurement annually and submit to Better Cotton by the annual deadline of 15 January.
Cotton Calculation Tool
An optional tool for Retailer & Brand Members to use in order to calculate their total annual cotton fibre consumption.
Annual Cotton Consumption Submission Form
Retailer & Brand Members submitting data to Better Cotton must complete and include this Submission Form. Updated September 2023.
Cotton Consumption Calculation Resources
These resources aim to help Members understand how to use the Cotton Calculation Tool and Annual Cotton Consumption Submission Form.
Measuring Cotton Consumption: Cotton Consumption Requirements and Guidance
Measuring Cotton Consumption: Better Cotton Conversion Factors and Multipliers
Measuring Cotton Consumption: Technical Supplement
Cotton Calculation Tool Tutorial
Annual Cotton Consumption Submission Form Tutorial
Independent Assessment Resources
From January 2024 onwards, Better Cotton will be introducing Independent Assessment requirements for the cotton consumption calculations that Retailer and Brand Members submit annually to Better Cotton. Full guidance is available below.
Independent Assessments: Guidance for Retailers & Brands
This document sets out guidance for Retailer & Brand members. Updated September 2023.
Independent Assessments: Guidance for Independent Assessors
This document sets out guidance for Independent Assessors. Updated September 2023.
Example Independent Assessment Outcome Declaration and Conformity Assessment Template
An example template for Independent Assessors to complete as evidence of Independent Assessment for a Better Cotton Retailer & Brand Member.
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