The company scores 1.5 out of 100 points in this ranking – showing no significant performance on more sustainable cotton, and has therefore not yet started.
Berkshire Hathaway has no policies in place on the assessed environmental and social criteria regarding more sustainable cotton procurement nor does it support cotton recycling. Fruit of the Loom, one its brands, does have a statement addressing issues in cotton cultivation. It states that it will only use ethically produced yarn to manufacture its garments and will refrain from using Uzbek cotton.
The company does not publish any information about volumes of more sustainable cotton sourced, either in percentage or absolute terms.
The company does not publish information on the absolute volume and origin of the cotton used in its products. The company does not provide information on its suppliers (finished product, fabric manufacturers, yarn spinners). The brand Fruit of the Loom publishes a map with countries and finished goods manufacturers and subcontractors, but no information is provided on the percentage of supply.