Responsible Cotton

Life Cycle Assessment

A major project to assess the life cycle of cotton was completed during 2016 by...

Continuous Improvement – Australia

myBMP program transforms research into tools to maximize farm efficiency....

Continuous Improvement – USA

Implementation of research and technology has led to improvements in resource efficiency....

Regulation & Compliance

Regulation, communication, investment, and improvement at national levels create large-scale opportunities....

Water – Australia

Australia’s cotton industry is among the most water-efficient in the world due to a world-class...

Water – USA

The U.S. has made significant improvements in water use due to adoption of efficient water...

Pest Management – Australia

IPM techniques and biotechnology control pests resulting in major reductions in traditional chemical use....

Pest Management – USA

IPM strategies have resulted in a reduction and elimination of insecticide applications in the U.S....

Land & Soil – Australia

Australia produces the world’s highest yields, a result of improved plant varieties and improved crop...

Land & Soil – USA

Modern production practices achieve high levels of soil conservation and input efficiencies, increasing yields....

Biodiversity – Australia

Australia’s cotton farms contain vibrant and active ecosystems where nature and cotton production happily thrive....

Energy – USA

U.S. cotton production is energy positive and energy stored in the cottonseed can be used...

Carbon Footprint – Australia

Investments in climate change research lead to opportunities for cotton farms to reduce and capture...

Carbon Footprint – USA

Energy conserving innovations reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improving air and soil quality....

Traceability

Comprehensive tracking and ID systems exist throughout the cotton supply chain in Australia and the...

Textile Manufacturing

Cotton Life Cycle Inventory provides a benchmark for continuous improvement beyond the agriculture boundary. ...