Cotton growers or grower groups can apply to BCI. All growers must complete the necessary steps with BCI directly prior to requesting a verification visit.
BCI has the specific aims of reducing the environmental impact of cotton production, improving the livelihoods and economic development in cotton producing areas, and increasing commitment to Better Cotton through the supply chain. For growers, the goals of Better Cotton are articulated through the 6 production principles that specify requirements for:
- Crop Protection
- Fiber Quality
- Decent Work