Tesco scores 41.4 out of 100 points in this ranking (up from 26.5 in 2017), and is well on its way towards cotton sustainability.
Tesco has committed to sourcing 100% of its cotton from more responsible sources by 2025 (previously 2020). Tesco addresses issues such as the elimination of highly hazardous pesticides, reducing water use and biodiversity in cotton cultivation through its membership of the Better Cotton Initiative which now covers the whole business, as opposed to only its F&F brand in the 2017 ranking. Tesco has some recycling initiatives are in place.
Tesco reports it used 16,800 metric tonnes (88% of all its cotton) of sustainable cotton in 2018.
Tesco reports the volume of cotton sourced for its F&F brand only, and not the countries of origin of this cotton. It publishes all of its tier-1 suppliers for the F&F brand – but only limited information on the rest of the supply chain (fabric and yarn suppliers).