Better Cotton Initiative

The Better Cotton Initiative addresses the environmental and social impacts of the cotton industry while ensuring sustainability and quality.

Better Cotton Initiative

The Better Cotton Initiative is a private, non-governmental, not-for-profit membership association whose long-term objective is to promote best farming practices, high quality products and managerial responsibility, while minimizing the use of agrochemical products and protecting workers’ rights through a participatory stakeholder approach. The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) exists in order to respond to the current impacts of cotton production worldwide. BCI aims to promote measurable improvements in the key environmental and social impacts of cotton cultivation worldwide to make it more economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable.


  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

    Funding Agencies
    Staff size: 501-1000

    Swedish development cooperation is part of a global cooperation in which Sweden is one of many participants. In order to carry out its work, Sida cooperates with Swedish government agencies,...

  • IKEA

    Goods Supplier
    Sweden | Staff size: 10,000+

    IKEA has its roots in Småland, historically one of Sweden’s poorest regions. The company is the world's largest furniture retailer and offers home furnishings and sells...

  • H&M

    Goods Supplier
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Founded in 1947, H&M is a global fashion brand offering a varied assortment of clothing, including concepts for ladies, men, teenagers and children with over 2300 stores in 40 plus markets....

  • The Gap Inc.

    Goods Supplier
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The Gap, Inc. is an American clothing and accessories retailer based in San Francisco, California, and founded in 1969 by Donald G. Fisher and Doris F. Fisher. The company has five primary...

  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Global)

    Implementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
    Switzerland | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    WWF is one of the world's largest conservation organizations. WWF came into existence on 29 April 1961, when a small group of passionate and committed individuals signed a declaration that came...

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LocationGlobal, China, Mali, Brazil, India, Pakistan
  • Start Date 2010