Annual Report

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol offers unrivaled transparency and visibility of cotton through the supply chain, backed by an unparalleled level of independently verified data from our grower members.

The Trust Protocol made significant strides in its first year. We have established a new system for sustainably grown cotton from scratch. We are bringing quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurement to the key sustainability metrics of U.S. cotton production – building trust from field to fabric and enabling continuous improvement across the supply chain. And much more, as set out in our first Annual Report.

2020-2021 Annual Report

All Trust Protocol grower members enter data from their fields on key sustainability metrics for that crop year, and all data collected is then aggregated. Individual data or information is never shared.

Data for our pilot year highlights how Trust Protocol grower members are continuously improving, implementing sustainable practices, and are on target to meet or exceed the 2025 National Goals.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Trust Protocol’s important work to date, and what comes next, download our 2020/21 Annual Report.

Deepika Mishra

Sustainability Consultant

Deepika Mishra is a passionate, innovative, enthusiastic scientist with demonstrated ability to lead and collaborate worldwide in the development of novel life sciences technologies and techniques to enhance sustainable agriculture to have a true impact that addresses challenges of climate change. She works as a sustainability consultant for the National Cotton Council and Cotton Council International.