Deadline and volume goals for all Partnership members
Since 2018, all members have been bound by a number of standard, specific and binding deadline and volume goals. These goals, along with recommended goals, form the basis for the 2018-2020 Review Process.
To help achieve continual progress towards these goals, specific goals have been set for 2018, 2019 and 2020. These have been tailored to the individual stakeholder groups within the Partnership and are oriented to international frameworks, such as the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and ILO and OECD standards.
Click here for an overview of the deadline and volume goals agreed within the Steering Committee.
Alongside individual goals, Partnership members have also jointly agreed to use at least 35% sustainable cotton by 2020, with 10% of the total volume being organic cotton. The aim is to increase the proportion of sustainable cotton to 70% by 2025, with 20% being organic cotton.
Each Partnership member involved in purchasing cotton makes their own contribution to collective success by gradually increasing the proportion of sustainable cotton they use. So that progress towards meeting the goals can be measured, Partnership members have laid down minimum requirements for sustainable cotton growing. On this basis, the Partnership has agreed on 11 standards systems that are reflected to contribute to achievement of the Partnership’s goals.
The standards include: the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) standard, the Australian myBMP standard, Cotton made in Africa, Fairtrade Cotton and CottonConnect. The following standards apply to purchasing of organic cotton: the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), the International Association of Natural Textile Industry (NATURTEXTIL IVN) standard, the Textile Exchange Organic Content Standard (OCS), the bioRe Social & Environmental Standard and all the organic standards forming part of the IFOAM Family of Standards. IFOAM standards, along with the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS), also apply to the purchase of sustainable wool.