Here you can find Better Cotton’s policies and guidelines as well as details on our grievance process.

Membership Policies and Guidance

Better Cotton Member Code of Practice

The Membership Code of Practice is what you commit to as a Better Cotton Member. Each member must sign and adhere to the Code in the initial application process.

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Member Code of Practice

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Better Cotton Terms of Membership

The Terms of Membership outlines terms of payment, adherence to the Code of Practice and termination of membership.

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Terms of Membership

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Better Cotton Statutes

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Better Cotton Statutes

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Better Cotton Statute Amendments

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Better Cotton Statutes Amendments

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Anti-trust Policy

Better Cotton intends to conduct its affairs in compliance with the applicable antitrust/competition laws of the United States, the states within the United States and other countries and jurisdictions. 

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Better Cotton Anti-trust Policy

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Data Privacy and Use Policies

Data Privacy Policy

Better Cotton values its members’ support and loyalty. We recognise that data protection is an important issue and have therefore developed a Data Privacy Policy to outline our practices regarding the personal and organisation information we collect when you become Better Cotton Members and access the services provided as part of this membership.

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Data Protection Policy

The purpose of this policy is to inform you about the nature, extent, and purposes of the collection and use of personal data.
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Policy on Communicating Data

Better Cotton is committed to ensuring that credible data demonstrating progress and results is communicated to stakeholders. The reputation of Better Cotton rests in large part with the credibility of its data. Data is therefore provided at strategic moments throughout the cotton production cycle to allow actors engaged in the Better Cotton network to effectively use and learn from it.

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Better Cotton Policy on Communicating Data

This policy is aimed at Better Cotton staff, members, partners, and funders. It refers to the periodic communication of data by Better Cotton
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Programme Policies

New Country Programme Policy

Better Cotton’s New Country Programme Policy aplies to situations where there is interest to implement a Better Cotton project in countries where Better Cotton is currently not produced. Download the policy to learn more.

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Better Cotton New Country Programme Policy 2022

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Safeguarding

Better Cotton has zero tolerance for any attitudes or behaviours that put our staff, those impacted by our programmes, or the wider community we work with at risk of harm. 

Whistleblowing

Better Cotton is committed to conducting its business with honesty and integrity and expects all staff to maintain high standards of work at all times. Any suspected wrongdoing must be reported as soon as possible. 

Complaints

The Better Cotton complaints management policy aims at providing a transparent, efficient and impartial process and mediation to address complaints.

Anyone that engages with Better Cotton activities, people or programmes has the right to raise a complaint. Complaints can relate to any aspect of Better Cotton and its activities, including third parties with a direct relationship with Better Cotton.

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Better Cotton Complaints Policy and Procedures V1.0

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