BCI – Kerem Saral - Better Cotton Initiative

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Cotton is arguably the world’s
most important natural fibre
» Nearly everyone on Earth comes into contact
with cotton on a daily basis
» 250 million people’s livelihoods
© Orta Anadolu
Better Cotton Supply Chain Event ISTANBUL
Timing / Saat
Topic / Konu
Speaker / Konusmaci
08:30
09:30
Registration / Kayit
Holiday Inn Istanbul Airport Hotel
09:30
09:45
Welcome / Acilis Konusmasi
Kerem Saral, BCI
09:45
10:00
Better Cotton in Turkey / Turkiye’de Better Cotton
Sukran Baycura, IPUD
10:00
10:45
Global BC Performance / BC Global Performansi
Kerem Saral, BCI
Better Cotton in Turkey / Turkiye’de Better Cotton
10:45
11:15
Coffee Break / Kahve Servisi
11:15
11:30
BCI Brand Member / Better Cotton Strategy
Tayfun Kahraman, adidas
11:30
11:45
BCI Spinner Member / Membership Experience
Kiraz Can, Deniz Tekstil
11:45
12:00
BCI Merchant Member / Cotton Outlook
Zeki Sahin, Paul Reinhart
12:00
13:15
Lunch Break / Oglen Yemegi
13:15
15:30
Better Cotton Networking / Trade Show / Fuar
15:30
15:45
Traceability System Workshop / BCI Takip Sistemi
Kerem Saral, BCI
15:45
16:15
BCI Fabric Mill - IPUD Member / BCI in Turkey
Orta Anadolu, Leon Picon
Panel Discussion / Panel
Open Microphone Discussion
16:15
16:45
BCI Ginner, Merchant, Spinner, Fabric Mill,
Q&A
Garment Manufacturer, Retailer
16:45
17:00
Closing Remarks
Cotton is arguably the world’s
most important natural fibre
But cotton production has
challenges
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water management
soil depletion
working conditions….
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Cotton grows on 2.4% of the world’s
crop land
24% of insecticide use & 11% of the
pesticide use globally!
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© Paul Hahn for Aid by Trade Foundation.
The Better Cotton Standard System:
Production Principles
1. Crop Protection
4. Habitat
2. Water
5. Fibre Quality
3. Soil
6. Decent Work
Frequently Asked Question:
What’s better about Better Cotton?
It is not the quality of the cotton
It is the way it was grown that is better…
Measurable Improvements
Being Achieved
2013 BCI Farmer Results vs Comparison Groups
Better Cotton milestones
2007-2009:
2010-2012:
Preparation Phase
Implementation Phase
2005
2009
2010-2011
BCI founded as a
collective of global
organisations
Established as an
independent
organisation,
publishing first
Better Cotton
Standards
First Better Cotton
season in Brazil,
India, Mali &
Pakistan
2012
2013
Better Cotton
first harvest in
China
CmiA and ABRAPA
partnerships signed.
Better Cotton first
harvests in Turkey,
Tajikistan and
Mozambique
2013-2015:
Expansion Phase
2016-2020:
Mainstreaming Phase
BCI Numbers Are Speaking
We are here today
2000
2014
To prevent this from happening again!
By 2020 Better Cotton is:
• 5 million farmers
• >30% of global production
© Better Cotton Initiative
Be part of something Better
© Better Cotton Initiative

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