Better Cotton Initiative joins UN Charter for Climate Action. In a bid to make the fashion industry a more sustainable place, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), a non-profit organisation that promotes better standards in cotton farming, is the latest signatory of the United Nations Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.
The charter is a series of targets with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030 and achieve zero emissions by 2050.
Launched in December during a UN conference in Katowice, Poland, the charter has been signed by over 40 companies, such as H&M Group, Stella McCartney, Adidas, Inditex, Hugo Boss, PVH and Levi Strauss & Co.
BCI said in a statement: “We hope our commitment will inspire our members, communities and governments to raise their climate ambition in a unified effort to limit global warming to 1.5C. This is a race we can — and must — win to avoid significantly worsening the risk of droughts, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people.”
By signing the charter, the Better Cotton Initiative is demonstrating its will to ensure cotton production is on the path to a low-carbon future.
Nike is another company that has recently signed the UN’s charter.
The brand’s Chief Sustainability Officer Noel Kinder spoke of Nike’s decision to become more eco-friendly.
“Issues as big and complex as climate change call for us to collaborate across our industry and beyond. That’s why we’re committed to doing just that in partnership with UN Climate Change – teaming up with peers and partners across sectors to do what’s right for our planet and for the future of sport.”
Better Cotton Initiative joins UN Charter for Climate Action