Cotton is arguably the World?s most important natural fibre with the cotton industry supporting the livelihood of 250 million people.
The Better Cotton Standard System is holistic approach to sustainable cotton production which covers all three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social and economic. Each of the elements from the Principles and Criteria to the monitoring mechanisms which show results and impact work together to support the Better Cotton Standard System, and the credibility of Better Cotton and BCI. The system is designed to ensure the exchange of good practices, and to encourage the scaling up of collective action to establish Better Cotton as sustainable mainstream commodity.
The key principles of the BCI are crop protection, water usage, soil health, biodiversity, fibre quality and decent working conditions. All BCI cotton is produced in verified cotton farms. All BCI cotton is produced in verified cotton farms.