In the 2020/21 crop year, there were 950,000 bales entered into the system.
The Protocol Consumption Management Solution (PCMS) harnesses blockchain technology through a powerful combination of the Trust Protocol Platform and TextileGenesis system to deliver article-level full supply chain transparency by recording and verifying the movement of U.S. Cotton along the entire supply chain beginning at the gin.
U.S. cotton growers lead the world in responsibly produced cotton. Through the Cotton LEADS program, which is a national-level program representing all U.S. cotton growers, U.S. cotton industry organizations and growers communicate the advancements, commitment, and responsible production efforts to more than 650 retailer, brand, and manufacturer partners in more than 30 countries. For manufacturers, brands, and retailers, membership in the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol offers an additional, enhanced way to measure and verify the U.S. cotton in their supply chain.
Fees cover program administration and infrastructure with the aim of providing profits back to Trust Protocol grower members.