In keeping with our vision and values, Better Cotton is committed to maintaining a high degree of ethical conduct and work standards amongst our staff and associated personnel, and to setting expectations for ethical conduct in the supply chain.

Better Cotton has zero tolerance for any attitudes or behaviours that put our staff, those impacted by our programmes, or the wider community we work with at risk of harm. 

Further detail regarding our commitment and approach to Safeguarding is outlined in the Better Cotton Safeguarding Policy. The Better Cotton Code of Conduct details the behaviours expected of anyone that directly carries out work on behalf of Better Cotton, including staff, consultants and contractors.

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Better Cotton Safeguarding Policy

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Better Cotton Code of Conduct


How to report an incident 

If a safeguarding incident occurs, we are committed to ensuring that it is investigated and followed up on appropriately, with referral to relevant authorities as required. 

We strongly encourage any person who is aware of a safeguarding incident related to our team or programmes to report this to us. 

All Better Cotton staff and associated personnel are obligated to report any potential incident, abuse or concern that they witness, are made aware of, or suspect within 24 hours. 

There are two ways in which you can report an incident. You can fill out the online safeguarding incident report form below, or send a report directly to [email protected].

When making a report please try to be as specific as possible and include the following details if possible: 

  • What is the nature of the incident? 
  • Who was involved in the incident? 
  • Where did the incident take place? 
  • When did it happen? 
  • Your name and contact details. 
  • Any other information that you think is important or relevant. 

Safeguarding incidents will be reviewed and responded to, where possible, within 72 hours. 


Better Cotton will maintain confidentiality at all times with any reported incidents, meaning that only those who need to know about the details of a safeguarding incident will be informed of them.