Due to the ever-greater supply chain scrutiny and a growing demand for transparency, the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol was developed. It sets a new standard for more sustainably grown cotton and brings quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurement to responsibly-grown cotton production and drives continuous improvement in key sustainability metrics.
And cotton growers across the Southeast are being reminded enrollment in the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol for their 2021 cotton crop is underway. Existing members will also need to re-enroll their operations in order to receive the year-over-year data from the Fieldprint calculator that helps track sustainability progress at the farm level.
The Trust Protocol proves, measures and verifies U.S. cotton’s sustainability credentials, giving brands and retailers the critical assurances needed that the cotton fiber element of their supply chain is more sustainably grown with lower environmental and social risk.
The Trust Protocol has welcomed more than 300 brand, retailer, mill and manufacturer members since its launch in 2020.
The Georgia Cotton Commission encourages growers to enroll in the program.
More information can be found on the National Cotton Council website.