January 12 2024

Adherence to the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)

ACL Impex is proud to be part of the Better Cotton Program, with the goal of contributing to a more sustainable future in the cotton production industry.

The commitment, provision and payment of fees by partners allows Better Cotton to expand and prosper the world’s cotton production, making it better for the people who produce it, better for the environment in which it is produced and better for the future of the industry.

he sector’s development has the potential to reduce poverty whilst promoting sustainability and equality which is why four Impact Targets were developed in conjunction with leading civil society organizations and industry experts:

  • Sustainable Livelihoods – Sustainably increase the net income and resilience of two million cotton farmers and workers.
  • Soil Health – Ensure 100% of Better Cotton farmers have improved the health of their soil.
  • Women’s Empowerment – Reach one million women in cotton with programmes and resources that promote equal farm decision-making, build climate resilience, or support improved livelihoods. And ensure 25% of field staff are women with the power to influence sustainable cotton production.
  • Pesticides – Reduce the use and risk of synthetic pesticides applied by Better Cotton farmers and workers by at least 50%.
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