Demonstrating the Impacts of Sourcing Better Cotton

In this webinar recording we delve into BCI Farmer Results, outlining how we collect, analyse and monitor a range of social, environmental and economic indicators to ensure we are creating the impact we intend and that our programmes are constantly improving. We also discuss the development and roll out of new impact claims which will allow eligible Retailer and Brand Members to communicate the impact of sourcing Better Cotton.

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Making Effective and Credible Sustainability Claims

BCI Members – sustainability, communications and/or marketing teams – joined BCI and industry experts for a discussion on using sustainability goals in marketing and communications. In this webinar, we explored what makes effective sustainability communications and the solutions to achieving this under a mass balance chain of custody model. Attendees also had the opportunity to see new, inspiring examples of approved BCI Members’ claims.

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Measuring and Reporting GHG Emissions with BCI’s Retailer & Brand Members

BCI Retailer & Brand Members joined the BCI Monitoring & Evaluation Team, together with a representative from SustainCERT, as they presented plans for a new project on GHG measurement and reporting, and discussed opportunities to get involved with project pilots in 2021. BCI recently joined a new project led by Gold Standard focused on measuring and reporting GHG emissions in line with the GHG Protocol and SBTi. The project aims to:

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Upgrading BCI’s Monitoring & Evaluation System

BCI hosted this monthly member-only webinar to hear the latest updates from the Monitoring & Evaluation Team, where the audience learned more about the increased use of technology and how the M&E programme is aligning with the sector’s priorities and SDGs, including more about a new project to link sourcing to the science-based targets.

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A Deeper Look at the BCI Assurance Model

In this monthly member webinar, we reviewed the revisions to the BCI assurance model and the assurance approach to COVID-19, including some details on how remote farmer audits are going this season. We also shared key organisational updates on global Better Cotton production and uptake numbers, the Task Force on Forced Labour and Decent Work, as well as brief updates on Western China.

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