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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...

Better Cotton Pilot Project Launches in Egypt

Announcements Thursday, March 7th, 2019

The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has launched a multi-stakeholder pilot project in Egypt, to train cotton farmers on the Better Cotton Initiative’s holistic approach to sustainable cotton production. The pilot comes as part of a renewed drive in the country to...

Record Level of Better Cotton Uptake Sends Clear Signal to the Market

Announcements Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

In 2018, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) experienced a historic level of uptakeas 93 Retailer and Brand Members sourced more than one million metric tonnes of Better Cotton – that’s enough cotton to make approximately 1.5 billion pairs of jeans.

Better Cotton uptake increased 45% on...

2019 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference: Speakers and Sessions Announced

Announcements Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The 2019 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference will bring the entire sector together on 12 – 13 June, to shape a more sustainable future for cotton. Join industry leaders and experts in Shanghai for an interactive opportunity to explore topics at field level, in the supply chain and in...

Get up to Speed with Key Better Cotton Assurance Programme Updates

Announcements Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

The Better Cotton Assurance Programme is a key component of the Better Cotton Standard System. It involves farmers participating in a continuous cycle of learning and improvement, and it forms the central mechanism for assessing whether farmers can grow and sell Better Cotton.

The Better...

What Does 2019 Have in Store For BCI? A Message from CEO Alan McClay

Announcements Monday, February 4th, 2019

This year, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) turns 10 years old.

In this short amount of time, BCI has experienced exceptional growth. Today, the Initiative has more than 1,400 members and works with 60 field-level partners, to reach and train 1.6 million cotton farmers in 23 countries...

Registration Is Open for the 2019 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference

Announcements Monday, December 10th, 2018

2019 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference
Driving Change from Field to Fashion
11 – 13 June, 2019 | Shanghai, China

The 2019 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference will bring the entire sector together in Shanghai on 12 – 13 June, to shape a more sustainable future for cotton. Join...

BCI Drives Measurable Improvements in Cotton Production

Announcements Thursday, November 29th, 2018

In order to produce and sell Better Cotton, licensed BCI Farmers adhere to the Better Cotton Principles and Criteria (P&C), addressing topics from water use to pest management to decent work. Implementing the Better Cotton P&C enables farmers to produce cotton in a way that is measurably...

BCI Members Lead on More Sustainable Cotton Sourcing

Announcements Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Committed BCI Retailer and Brand Members have significantly contributed to the dramatic growth of Better Cotton over the past eight years, helping to drive BCI towards its 2020 target of having Better Cotton account for 30% of global cotton production. They are supporting market transformation...

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