Implementation is underway for the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. It’s an integrated data collection, measurement and verification procedure that will document U.S. cotton production practices and their environmental impact. Executive Director of the Sustainability Protocol, Ken Burton, explains how the program was formed.
The data is intended to benchmark farmers’ gains towards the industry’s goals, and provide the global textile supply chain additional assurances that U.S. cotton is produced in a responsible manner. Burton says cotton producers can enroll in the program this summer.