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BCI Partners from Around the World Meet to Drive Sustainability in Cotton Farming

Announcements Monday, January 13th, 2020

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) works with 69 field-level partners – Implementing Partners – to provide training, support and capacity building to cotton farmers around the world. From 13 to 15 January 2020, BCI Implementing Partners from more than 10 countries will gather in Siem Reap,...

Sustainable Cotton and Coffee Standards Seek to Align Impact Measurement and Reporting

Announcements Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

There are many sustainability standards and public-sector initiatives that promote and drive sustainability within commodity sectors. However, there is no alignment on how data is collected and reported, which makes it difficult to have a clear view on the collective ability of these...

New Global Challenge Launched to Find Innovative Solutions to Sustainable Cotton Farming Challenges

Announcements Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Join the webinar on Wednesday 18 December to find out more. Register here.

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), with the support of Dalberg Advisors, have launched the ‘Better Cotton Innovation Challenge’ – a global project seeking...

BCI Launches a Revised Version of a Key Component of the Standard – Communications Framework & Guidelines

Announcements Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Today, the Better Cotton Initiative is releasing a newly revised version of the Better Cotton Claims Framework. The updated Framework includes key changes that allow members to communicate about their sustainability efforts in a clear and compelling way, while at the same time, ensuring that...

BCI Farmers Achieve a Reduction in Water and Pesticide Use while Increasing Yields and Profits

Announcements Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

BCI Farmers Demonstrate the Benefits of Implementing more Sustainable Farming Practices

In the 2017-18 cotton season*, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and its on-the-ground partners provided training on more sustainable farming practices to more than two million cotton farmers in 21...

BCI’s Membership Grows as New Organisations Support More Sustainable Cotton Farming

Announcements Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

In the first half of 2019, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) welcomed 200 new members across its membership categories. BCI works with members across the cotton supply chain to ensure there is continuous demand and supply of Better Cotton – cotton produced by licensed BCI Farmers in line...

Which Cotton Merchants and Mills Are Sourcing the Largest Volumes of ‘Better Cotton’?

Announcements Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

As demand for Better Cotton – cotton grown by licensed BCI Farmers in line with the Better Cotton Principles and Criteria – increases, more and more organisations throughout the cotton supply chain are joining the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and supporting increased uptake of Better...

Join BCI at World Cotton Day | Registration Closes on 20 September 2019

Announcements Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) will host the launch of World Cotton Day on 7 October 2019 at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

World Cotton Day will celebrate cotton, from its qualities as a natural fibre to the benefits people obtain from its production, transformation, trade and...

Welcoming Marc Lewkowitz as BCI’s New Council Chair

Announcements Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

We are delighted to announce that Marc Lewkowitz has been elected as the new Chairperson of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) Council.

Marc Lewkowitz is President and CEO of Supima, the promotional and marketing organisation for American Pima cotton growers. He began his career in 1990,...

Evidensia: The New Evidence Website Informing Action for a Sustainable Future

Announcements Thursday, July 4th, 2019

ISEAL, WWF and Rainforest Alliance have developed a new website, Evidensia, which brings together credible research into the effects and impact of sustainability initiatives to enable more informed decisions.

Credible evidence underpins decision-making and supports businesses and governments...

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