In joining the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol®, members can prove, measure, and verify that they are buying sustainably produced, quality fiber, and that their field-to-mill supply chain is free of environmental and social risk.
Aligned with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, it brings quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurement to sustainable cotton production and drives continuous improvement in key sustainability metrics.
Brands & Retailers
Mills & Manufacturers
Merchants & Cooperatives
Sustainable and Risk-Free, Guaranteed
Improved sustainability and reduced risk
The Trust Protocol offers to brands and retailers a unique set of assurances that, in choosing Trust Protocol cotton, they can prove, measure and verify that they are demanding sustainably produced, quality fiber, and that their field-to-mill supply chain is free of environmental and social risk.
Put simply: The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol® helps the apparel industry to measure its sustainability commitments to its customers, to its broader stakeholders, and to itself.
Cost Consumption Structure
|Trust Protocol Credit Claims ($/MT)||Trust Protocol Cotton as % of Total Cotton|
|Annual Cotton Consumption (MT)||< 35%||36 to 70%||71 to 99%||100%|
|5,000 to 20,000||$7.50||$7.00||$6.25||$5.50|
|20,001 to 50,000||$6.50||$6.00||$5.25||$4.50|
|50,001 to 100,000||$5.25||$4.75||$4.00||$3.50|