The Australian cotton industry’s first Australian Grown Cotton Sustainability Report, published by CRDC and Cotton Australia, was released in November 2014.
The Report is a major outcome of the industry's third environmental assessment, conducted in 2012, which tracks cotton's environmental performance. The Sustainability Report benchmarks how the industry is performing in terms of economic, environmental and social indicators, and charts this performance over time. It also sets high level targets for cotton in the areas of farm productivity, water use efficiency, carbon footprint, biodiversity and work-related injuries and fatalities - and importantly, commits to a plan of action. The Report will be reviewed regularly, to ensure the industry can continuously monitor and improve its performance.
For more on the report, read the media release.