The Better Cotton Initiative - Be Part of Something Better
The Better Cotton Initiative exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future, by developing Better Cotton as a sustainable mainstream commodity. By 2020, the goal is to reach 5 million farmers and have Better Cotton account for 30% of global cotton production.
Cotton Australia is an active member of the Better Cotton Initiative and many Australian cotton growers are participating at farm level through their involvement with myBMP (the Australian cotton industry's Best Management Practices program). In 2018-19 around 20% of the Australian cotton crop was produced as Better Cotton, available for procurement on the world market.
Membership of BCI is encouraged from all interested stakeholders in the cotton supply chain, with varying associated fees and benefits for each of the five membership categories: civil society, producer organisation, suppliers and manufacturers, brands and retailers and associate.
To find out more about becoming a BCI member, please click here.