The Protocol Consumption Management Solution (PCMS) has over 11 million finished articles under surveillance.
Through its exclusive Protocol Consumption Management Solution (PCMS), the US Cotton Trust Protocol (Trust Protocol) has now tracked more than 3 million kilograms of cotton, marking an important milestone.
This important milestone was achieved during the busiest fashion month, which begins on February 9 with New York Fashion Week and ends on March 7 with Paris Fashion Week, when the industry is in the public eye and sustainability is the focus.
The Trust Protocol’s announcement represents a major step forward in its development since its inception in 2020, as international brands and retailers seek to credibly and transparently demonstrate their own efforts and accomplishments in driving sustainability in the industry.
A total of more than 11 million units of finished goods have been tracked by the PCMS, according to the verified data that was made public today.
“Coming in the middle of the world fashion month, these figures are not only timely, but outstanding in terms of the progress that the US Cotton Trust Protocol has achieved in the three short years since its inception,” said The US Cotton Trust Protocol’s president is Dr. Gary Adams. “Brand and retailer members of the PCMS are able to make a variety of claims, including those that are on-product-based and supported by data-verified Protocol Consumption Units.”
“Providing transparency through the supply chain is one of the Trust Protocol’s core premises and we’re proud to be the world’s first sustainable cotton fibre program to offer its members article-level transparency,” he added.
This is made possible by the PCMS’s use of blockchain and other digital technologies to track and confirm the movement of Protocol Cotton and US Cotton at every point in the supply chain in almost real time. For this to be possible, the Trust Protocol must be utilized by every link in the supply chain, including factories and mills.
The Trust Protocol also establishes measurable objectives and metrics, promotes continuous improvement, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency. These six key sustainability metrics are land use, soil carbon, water management, soil loss, and greenhouse gas emissions.
The program uses a farm-level, science-based system to collect important environmental and social data, and it then aggregates these data before reporting it annually.