Tesco’s membership marks an important milestone in its ambitious sustainability agenda that sets out its climate action plan, its approach to protecting important ecosystems such as forests and marine environments, and its work on promoting best practices. sustainable crops that protect soil health and biodiversity, according to a press release from the National Cotton Council of America (NCC).
Tesco also wants to continue to provide transparency throughout its clothing supply chain, a key reason for sourcing more sustainable materials through the U.S. Cotton Trust protocol for its clothing and home-to-store lines.
The Trust Protocol is a new initiative that provides fashion brands and retailers with the essential reassurance they need to show that the cotton fiber element of their supply chain is being grown more responsibly. It works by providing member brands such as Gap, Gildan, Next and Byford with access to the Protocol Credit Management System to validate cotton consumption and associated credit; and to aggregate year-over-year data in six sustainability areas: water use, greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, soil carbon, soil loss, and land efficiency. land use.
“Tesco is committed to playing a leading role in sustainable solutions for consumers worldwide / UK, and we are proud to support them in this ambition. Collaboration is key, because with every member who joins us, we have more resources to provide tools and knowledge not only to help US growers improve their sustainability practices, but also to empower more brands and retailers get the confidence they need in the supply chain, ”Gary Adams, the president of the US Cotton Trust Protocol said in a statement.
“We want to offer our customers affordable, high-quality fashion while reducing our environmental impact. Our customers believe that we source and produce all of our products responsibly and ethically, and becoming a member of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol gives us access to more sustainably grown cotton. Working with the protocol of trust will allow us to pursue our sustainability ambitions as we strive to achieve our goal of 100% sustainable cotton by 2025, ”said Joe Little, Technical and Sustainability Manager at Tesco.
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The US Cotton Trust protocol, which aims to grow sustainable cotton, added UK’s leading retailer, Tesco, as a member of the scheme that brings quantifiable and verifiable targets and metrics to more sustainable cotton production. Tesco joins the Trust Protocol as part of its commitment to source 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.