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Which Global Brands Are Leaders in Sustainable Cotton Sourcing?

Announcements Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

 
The Better Cotton Initiative’s (BCI) Retailer and Brand Members are forging the way for more sustainable cotton production by integrating Better Cotton into their raw material sourcing strategies and driving demand for more sustainable practices worldwide.

In 2018, 92 BCI Retailer and Brand...



The High Conservation Value Network and the Better Cotton Initiative Enter a Reciprocal Partnership Agreement

Announcements Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

 
We are pleased to welcome the High Conservation Value (HCV) Network as our newest BCI Member. Earlier this month, we entered into a reciprocal agreement, meaning that the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is also a member of the HCV Network.

During the revision of BCI’s Better Cotton Principles...



Sustainable Cotton Production Reaches New Levels as Two Million Farmers Receive Training on Improved Farming Practices

Announcements Thursday, June 6th, 2019

 
Today, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) revealed in its 2018 Annual Report that Better Cotton – cotton produced in line with the initiative’s Better Cotton Principles and Criteria – now accounts for 19% of global cotton production*.

In the 2017-18 cotton season, together with our 69...



Important Better Cotton Platform Updates

Announcements Wednesday, June 5th, 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...



Nine Sustainability Initiatives Collaborate to Tackle Highly Toxic Pesticides

Announcements Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Today, a coalition of nine sustainability initiatives and standards launched a new ‘Pesticides and Alternatives’ app, specially designed to reduce the use of highly toxic pesticides in agriculture.

The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coalition believe that reducing the use of highly toxic...



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