Continuous Improvement in the Fields
Industry-wide Regulation and Quality Control
Source U.S. cotton with confidence, knowing that the United States has one of the most comprehensive and strict regulatory environments to ensure responsible growing practices as well as cotton transparency and quality-control, making it a safe and more sustainable choice:
The U.S. regulatory framework is extensive and covers environmental regulations on pesticides, labor, wages, working conditions, safety and health. U.S. cotton is also regulated as a food crop, making it safe for people and the environment.
The Permanent Bale Identification system, which assigns a unique barcode to every bale of U.S. grown cotton at the gin, provides farm-to-mill transparency for each bale.
The USDA Classification System, used the world over, underpins the quality and consistency of every order of U.S. cotton that enters the supply chain – long staple length, minimal contaminants and bright, uniform color.
Trust Protocol Participant Grower Metrics
Trust Protocol members will have access to aggregate sustainability metrics based on self-assessment questionnaires of participating growers. In addition, members will receive customized reporting based on national environmental metrics for key sustainability indicators.
Trust Protocol Grower Requirements
- After you press the Join Now button, you need to complete the self-assessment. It will ask questions on your sustainable production practices in soil health, tillage operations, water use and pesticide management, among others. This takes around 30 minutes, and 15 for those re-enrolling!
- You will need to complete your field assessment that was built in conjunction with Field to Market. The benefit is that you’ll receive data that will enable you to confidentially assess where you stand on these key measurements compared to those in your region, state and even nationwide. This only takes around 45 minutes to complete and you only need to input 10% of your farming operation.
- Lastly, we’ll ask for you to commit to the continuous improvement measurements that the Trust Protocol has developed and confirm to have your data verified by second- and third-parties.
- If you have questions, please reach out to email@example.com. If you have questions, need some help with Fieldprint or want someone to complete the registration with you, our help desk is happy to support you.