U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol
Launched in 2020, the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is a science-based program that provides the critical assurances needed for brands and retailers to source U.S. cotton. It brings quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurements to sustainable cotton production as well as drives continuous improvement in six key sustainability metrics –land use, soil carbon, water management, soil loss, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy efficiency. The Trust Protocol is the world’s first sustainable cotton fiber to offer its members complete supply chain transparency through its Protocol Credit Management System. With already over 300 members, the Trust Protocol is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, recognized by Textile Exchange and Forum for the Future, and is part of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Cotton 2025 Sustainable Cotton Challenge, Cotton 2040 and Cotton Up initiatives.