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#PressforProgress | International Women’s Day 2018

Announcements Thursday, March 8th, 2018

International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018, provides an important moment for the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) to highlight our commitment to women’s equality.

Gender discrimination remains one of the challenges in cotton farming. Women are frequently paid less than their male counterparts,...

The Revised Better Cotton Standard Launches This Month

Announcements Thursday, March 1st, 2018

This month marks a milestone for BCI as the revised Better Cotton Principles and Criteria (P&Cs) take effect. The P&Cs are central to the Better Cotton Standard System and lay out the global definition of Better Cotton. By adhering to the P&Cs, BCI Farmers produce cotton in a way that is...

Register Now for the BCI 2018 Global Cotton Conference: Early-Bird Offer Plus Special Discount for BCI Members

Announcements Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Toward 2030: Scaling Impact Through Collaboration
26 – 28 June 2018
Brussels, Belgium

26 June 2018: BCI Members-Only General Assembly & An Introduction to BCI
27 – June 2018: BCI Global Cotton Conference open to all

The second edition of the BCI Global Cotton Conference will bring the...

BCI Publishes the Better Cotton Growth and Innovation Fund (GIF) 2016 Report

Announcements Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

In 2016 over 600,000 farmers* benefitted from the Better Cotton GIF due to a 43% growth in BCI Retailer and Brand Members.

The Better Cotton Growth and Innovation Fund (GIF) — a Fund set up by the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative — is well under way to...

Upgrading Cotton Production in Mozambique: The Role of the Better Cotton Initiative

Announcements Monday, December 11th, 2017

ISEAL Alliance, the global association for credible sustainability standards, has released their latest case study in a series which illustrates how private standard systems, businesses and governments are working together for better sustainability outcomes.

In an effort to revitalise its...

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