Cotton LEADS™

Cotton LEADS™ is a commitment to the supply and use of responsibly-produced cotton through national and international efforts. It is a partnership between the Australian and U.S. cotton industries.

Cotton LEADS™ is based on five core principles:

  1. COMMITMENT to the social, environmental, economic and regulatory factors required to produce world-class cotton.
  2. RECOGNITION that sustainable and responsible cotton production requires continual improvement, investment, research, and sharing of best practices information among growers and industry.
  3. UNDERSTANDING that positive changes in responsible cotton practices will have the most impact when implemented by partnerships among farm, regional, national and international programs.
  4. BELIEF in the benefit of working with similar programs that seek to advance responsible and sustainable cotton production in an effort to keep global cotton competitive in world fibre markets.
  5. CONFIDENCE in a cotton identification system that ensures traceability from farm to manufacturer.

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