Deadline and volume targets adopted

On 28 September 2017, the Steering Committee decided that there will be three types of Roadmap targets in the future:

  1. Binding targets that must be pursued by all members at a given point in time.
  2. Recommended targets that should be pursued by all members.
  3. Voluntary targets based on the content and structure of the question grid, but that can largely be freely structured by the members.

At the 16th Steering Committee meeting on 22 November 2017, the Steering Committee conclusively addressed the content of the targets and the requirements for the wording and number of Roadmap targets for the period 2018 – 2020.

The Steering Committee adopted

  • 26 individual binding targets
  • eight recommended targets
  • two overarching Partnership cotton goals

All targets can be found here.

The deadlines specified for the targets relate to existing members. In the year specified, the target – if it has not already been reached – must be defined as a Roadmap target. Future new members must set the goals in the same chronological order in their Roadmaps. This means they have to address the targets for 2018 in their first Roadmap after becoming members and the targets for 2019 in the second Roadmap.

Members who have already fulfilled most of the binding targets for a year can individually define whether they want to set other targets beyond the mandatory targets.

The indicator grid (also broken down by groups of actors) can be found here.