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

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 of Practice as part of 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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Data Protection Policy

Better Cotton values its members’ support and loyalty. We recognise that data protection is an important issue and have therefore developed a Data Protection 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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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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New Country Programme Policy

Better Cotton’s New Country Programme Policy applies 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 Policy

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. 

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Better Cotton Safeguarding Policy

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Whistleblowing Policy

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.   

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Better Cotton Whistleblowing Policy

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Associations Statutes

Laws that govern the operation of our non-profit organisation.

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Better Cotton Statutes Amendments

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Grievances

The Better Cotton grievance management process aims at providing a transparent, efficient and impartial process and mediation to address grievances, with respect for sensitive information. It is open only to Better Cotton Members and those stakeholders formally involved with Better Cotton.

Should a Member have a grievance related to Better Cotton’s activities, this can be raised and managed through the Better Cotton Grievance Management Process. You can read more about the process below.

The Grievance Management Committee serves as the appellate organ of last resort for decisions arising from the grievance management process and works as a reviewing organ when the Council is one of the parties involved in a grievance process. The GMC is composed of one member from each of the membership categories, appointed by the Council, from amongst a list of voluntary members, for one year renewable twice consecutively.

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    Approved by the BCI Council – with revisions approved on 8 December 2010, and 29 June 2012