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Getting Value from Purpose: Register Now for the May Episode of BCI’s Digital Series

Announcements Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

 
A step further than sustainability – why communicating purpose is key to success.

On Tuesday 11 May, BCI will be joined by Brand Purpose experts, GOOD Agency, as they explore the primary drivers of purpose and unpick the ways in which brands can mobilise stakeholders, colleagues, and...



Water Stewardship and Cotton: World Water Day 2021

Announcements Monday, March 22nd, 2021

 
Approximately half a billion people around the world currently face severe water scarcity, and nearly half of the global population lives in regions where freshwater is polluted. Caring for our water resources — both locally and globally — is one of the biggest sustainability challenges of...



BCI Celebrates International Women’s Day 2021

Announcements Monday, March 8th, 2021

Today is International Women’s Day 2021, a global event to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. At the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), we are celebrating women’s achievements by sharing inspiring stories from the field, reflecting on and reinforcing our...



Cotton and the Circular Economy: Register Now for the March Episode of BCI’s Digital Series

Announcements, Events Friday, March 5th, 2021

 
Circular business models are on the rise in the apparel and textile industry, but how will this impact the cotton sector and cotton farmers in particular?

Historically, businesses have followed a ‘take-make-waste’ linear model. Beyond consumer use, there have been few systems in...



BCI Welcomes New Council Members Adidas, Anandi, Pesticide Action Network and Supima

Announcements Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

 
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is delighted to announce that representatives from Adidas, Anandi, Pesticide Action Network and Supima have been elected to the BCI Council.

The BCI Council is the organisation’s highest decision-making body and has a direct influence on making global...



Global Retailers and Brands Sourced 13% More Better Cotton in 2020

Announcements Thursday, February 25th, 2021

 
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) engages and brings together the entire cotton sector, from farmers, ginners and spinners to civil society organisations and major global retailers and brands, to establish more sustainable cotton as the norm.

Among BCI’s 2,000 members, its Retailer and...



Register Now for the Cotton Sustainability Digital Series: Money, Magic, Measurement & Sustainable Agriculture

Announcements, Events Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

 
Register today for the February Episode of BCI’s Cotton Sustainability Digital Series: Money, Magic, Measurement & Sustainable Agriculture.

On Thursday 11 February, BCI will be joined by expert speakers from World Wildlife FundISEAL Alliance, Forum for the Future and Cotton Research and...



BCI Onboards Recommendations from the Task Force on Forced Labour and Decent Work

Announcements Friday, January 29th, 2021

 
In April 2020, BCI formed the Task Force on Forced Labour and Decent Work to review the current global Better Cotton Standard System. The aim of the Task Force was to highlight gaps and develop recommendations to improve the effectiveness of this system in identifying, preventing, mitigating...



Sustainability Remains Front of Mind as BCI Welcomes New Members Through 2020

Announcements Thursday, January 28th, 2021

As the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world, BCI works with members across the cotton supply chain – from farm to retail – to ensure there is continuous demand for and supply of Better Cotton, the cotton produced by licensed BCI Farmers.

In the second half of 2020, BCI was...



BCI Council Elections 2021: Deadline for Member Applications Extended

Announcements Thursday, January 14th, 2021

 
The deadline for BCI Members to apply for a position on the BCI Council has been extended to 21 January 2021.

Elected by BCI Members, the BCI Council ensures the organisation has a clear strategic direction and policy to fulfil its mission of making global cotton production better for the...



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