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US Cotton Trust Protocol Recognized as Sustainable Cotton Standard by Germany’s Partnership for Sustainable Textiles

By June 13, 2022June 29th, 2022News Posts

The US Cotton Trust Protocol has successfully met the rigorous criteria set by Siegelklarheit, the German federal certifying body. This means it is compatible with the reporting frameworks used by members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles (PST) who can now use the Trust Protocol as a standard to calculate their share of sustainable cotton.

PST was founded in October 2014, with the aim of improving conditions in global textile supply networks — from the production of raw materials to the disposal of textiles. The multi-stakeholder initiative brings together members from industry (companies and associations), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), trade unions, standards organisations, and the German Federal Government.

Commenting on this European achievement, Dr. Gary Adams, president of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol said, “We are thrilled to have received this recognition of being a sustainable cotton standard by the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles and proud to have passed Siegelklarheit’s rigorous assessment. The Trust Protocol’s vision is to set a new standard in sustainable cotton production where full transparency is a reality and continuous improvement to reduce our environmental footprint is the central goal. We commit to ensuring the protection and preservation of the planet, using the most sustainable and responsible techniques.”

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